MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
TIFFANY&Co.
Senior Member
 
TIFFANY&Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 R6
SDG








Question My new used bike not working right.

I just got a used bike from a dealership on Friday, the next day we were riding in the neighborhood when my husband killed it at a stop sign. When he went to restart the bike it would not turn over. What could it be? I charged it and it started in about an hour, however when I hit the gas the lights dim....
__________________
Keep staring... I might do a trick!
TIFFANY&Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Working? dirty3rdpimpin WILD WEST MOTOPLEX 1 08-30-2014 04:34 AM
new pics! started working on my bike(streetfighter650r) Cody_Rules General Discussion (Moto Related) 42 03-13-2010 04:53 PM
anybody else working? RACER X Off Topic 28 11-27-2009 05:28 PM
working on bike so i can ride to work got me sick. now i'm missing work, lol loosenoose Off Topic 6 11-27-2008 10:27 AM
Advertisement
Old 04-11-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
tiatool
Pro Racer Mode Enabled
 
tiatool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gunspoint
Feedback Rating: (14)
Posts: 8,691

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
08 Raven
05 Vstar 1100





possibly the stator
__________________
sbmsafesig
tiatool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
ELSpurgeO
Jeremy
 
ELSpurgeO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas City
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 685

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
06 R6
04 R6
02 R6
06 ZX10 *SOLD* 05 ZX636 *SOLD*
04 CBR1000RR *SOLD* 99 ZX9 *RIP*






I would start to look at the charging system. I actually just changed the stator on my bike. Use a multi-meter and start the bike put your leads on the battery and you should be getting around 13vdc rev the bike up to around 5k rpms and you should get around 14vdc. If you are getting a good charge, I would load test the battery to verify it is good. If your not getting any charging voltage you can unplug your stator and check across the leads to see if your getting any voltage coming out of the stator. If you need any help feel free to pm me.
ELSpurgeO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:04 AM   #4
TheVirus
Original OG
 
TheVirus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,737

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2001 SV650S
2009 *Secret*








i would have to say the stator.
__________________
The First 48
TheVirus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:10 AM   #5
TIFFANY&Co.
Senior Member
 
TIFFANY&Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 R6
SDG








Thanks so much for all the info!!!!!! I will check all that stuff out!
__________________
Keep staring... I might do a trick!
TIFFANY&Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
bioGuru
Aut inveniam viam aut fac
 
bioGuru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Woodlands area
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 2,789

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
2008 Suzuki GSX650F - sold




Member Garage





Check that the kill switch is set to run.
__________________
web banner 392x72

Motorcycling in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.
bioGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 AM   #7
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,367

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






What bike is it?
It could be something as simple as the battery cables are loose.
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:18 AM   #8
TIFFANY&Co.
Senior Member
 
TIFFANY&Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 R6
SDG








Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
What bike is it?
It could be something as simple as the battery cables are loose.
I an 03 f4i, the cables look like there on there good.
__________________
Keep staring... I might do a trick!
TIFFANY&Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #9
TIFFANY&Co.
Senior Member
 
TIFFANY&Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 R6
SDG








Quote:
Originally Posted by bioGuru View Post
Check that the kill switch is set to run.
it's on run
__________________
Keep staring... I might do a trick!
TIFFANY&Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:36 AM   #10
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,367

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






Load test the battery to see if it's good. If it is, check charging system output. If that's not within spec diagnose the cause of the failure: regulator/rectifier or stator BEFORE just replacing the part.
All too often people play Battleship when working on bikes, replacing a part because they "think" it's bad. If you just bought it, call the shop you bought it from and see if they're willing to do anything for you.
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:39 AM   #11
TomballD
Senior Member
 
TomballD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tomball
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 8,628

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
DR350
XR50
TDub-200
XR100-Tarded
1981 XR80






I would guess the battery is bad, if not that then the stator
__________________
Danny
TomballD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:39 AM   #12
r6gal
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Some where between 290 and 45
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,221

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
04 Yamaha r6




Member Garage


User is banned

.
r6gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 10:40 AM   #13
TIFFANY&Co.
Senior Member
 
TIFFANY&Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 R6
SDG








Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
Load test the battery to see if it's good. If it is, check charging system output. If that's not within spec diagnose the cause of the failure: regulator/rectifier or stator BEFORE just replacing the part.
All too often people play Battleship when working on bikes, replacing a part because they "think" it's bad. If you just bought it, call the shop you bought it from and see if they're willing to do anything for you.
Thanks man!!! I will.

__________________
Keep staring... I might do a trick!
TIFFANY&Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #14
ZXALAN
UR NXT
 
ZXALAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: League City Tx
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,254

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2000 Turbo-Hayabusa
2013 BMW S1000RR








Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
Load test the battery to see if it's good. If it is, check charging system output. If that's not within spec diagnose the cause of the failure: regulator/rectifier or stator BEFORE just replacing the part.
All too often people play Battleship when working on bikes, replacing a part because they "think" it's bad. If you just bought it, call the shop you bought it from and see if they're willing to do anything for you.


+1000000


Not to mention stators RARELY go out.....

Regulator/rectifiers on the other hand, fail all the time, as does the wiring to them.


The dealer "SHOULD" help you on this one....
__________________

319hp@14lbs(pump gas), 435hp@29lbs(race gas)
Texas Mile Mar 09, 225.906mph, 8.82@168.43 w/1.63 60'-14.5lbs
ZXALAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #15
RojerLockless
member of NO MA`AM
 
RojerLockless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I"M FROM TEXAS, Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (10)
Posts: 10,903

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
Honda CB919




Member Garage


for what it's worth patrick is right, the F4i battery cables attached to the bike are notorious for getting loose if you dont tighten them down with a socket.
__________________
I kissed a girl and I liked it!

RojerLockless@Motohouston.com
BRING BACK GIXXERBILL!!!
CRBsig 2
RojerLockless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 08:48 PM   #16
wesleh
Senior Member
 
wesleh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 2,112

Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
08 R6






if you bought it from a dealer i would take it back asap! usually they will fix it. (hopefully)
wesleh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 09:44 PM   #17
Jefe
Senior Member
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,422

Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
'12 Haro Flightline 29er
'09 R6 (sold)
'07 V-Star 1100 Custom (sold)
'01 F4i (sold)






I would take that bad boy back and have them check it out.
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #18
TIFFANY&Co.
Senior Member
 
TIFFANY&Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2003 R6
SDG








Quote:
Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
I would take that bad boy back and have them check it out.
I'm taking it back today to have them check it out, wish me luck!
__________________
Keep staring... I might do a trick!
TIFFANY&Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #19
Deadfred
Drop Dead or Die Trying
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,493

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Ducati EVO









Happened to my bike, eventually my regulator / rectifier burned up. I took my bike apart and inspected my regulator, which was fine. I would replace your R/R first. Goto: regulatorrectifier.com their stuff is great!
Deadfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:52 AM   #20
derekvercher
Senior Member
 
derekvercher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: china tx
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 188

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
1998 honda cbr 600 f3
2003 honda cr250r
yamaha pw50







Id say bad batt connection or regulator. regulators are always going out on f4s. you'll know its bad if your plug has burns in it. Could be a bad battery too.

Last edited by derekvercher; 04-12-2011 at 10:54 AM. Reason: forgot something
derekvercher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy