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Old 08-02-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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\I've been trying to troubleshoot this problem for the longest and can't find the issue with it. I even bought a new battery and change out my rectifier. Drive it from Houston to Galveston and all of a sudden my headlight goes out and next thing you know the battery is drained. Could someone help me out.
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Sounds like the stator isn't charging the battery.
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Sounds like the stator isn't charging the battery.
I was thinking the same thing also or maybe i have a bad flywheel? i just need to make sure it's one or the other so i don't end up buying parts i don't really need
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With the bike running you should see 13.5 to 14.3 volts at the battery with the engine running. Bike off you should have 12.65 volts. Using the proper tool, a volt meter, will keep you from throwing parts at it.
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Stators have been issues on GSXRs for a while now...You take the cover off and see a black coil and a copper one and you'll know the answer.
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\I've been trying to troubleshoot this problem for the longest and can't find the issue with it. I even bought a new battery and change out my rectifier. Drive it from Houston to Galveston and all of a sudden my headlight goes out and next thing you know the battery is drained. Could someone help me out.
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With the bike running you should see 13.5 to 14.3 volts at the battery with the engine running. Bike off you should have 12.65 volts. Using the proper tool, a volt meter, will keep you from throwing parts at it.
i'll give it a shot but i've never been good with electrical stuff

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Stators have been issues on GSXRs for a while now...You take the cover off and see a black coil and a copper one and you'll know the answer.
thanks i'll look into it

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What have you done so far to trouble shoot the problem?
I've bought a new starter switch because it doesn't crank right away (but that wasn't the case either) , changed my rectifier , new battery, checked my wiring for HID (my connector has 3 holes but my hid harness only has 2 prongs but i don't think is the issue) .
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Just use a volt meter and measure the battery voltage with the bike off.
As mentioned it should be above 12 for a fully charged battery. If it's not, charge it until it is.

Now, start the bike and measure the voltage again. It should now read above 13 to near 15. If it doesn't then you have a charging system problem.

Do some research, watch a couple videos on troubleshooting. It's probably your stator as mentioned.
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google to find a shop manual as well. will give you all the flowcharts you need to diagnose and what the ranges are for acceptable voltage/ohms/ etc for all electrical components.

but yea, stator. esp if you already replaced regulator/rectifier.
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Many of us have volt meters. Where are you located?
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Your suzuki's RR/Stator/Battery (charging system) troubleshooting process should be very similar, if not the same, as my SV650. you need to find the stator plug, the rr plug, and remove the seat to access the battery.

Do a voltage drop test on the battery at idle and at 2-4k rpm and check for the volt readings mentioned above
Then, take your voltmeter and probe all three positions of the stator plug (consult your service manual)
Right next to that should be your regulator rectifier plug and you can unplug that like you did your stator plug and probe it.
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Just use a volt meter and measure the battery voltage with the bike off.
As mentioned it should be above 12 for a fully charged battery. If it's not, charge it until it is.

Now, start the bike and measure the voltage again. It should now read above 13 to near 15. If it doesn't then you have a charging system problem.

Do some research, watch a couple videos on troubleshooting. It's probably your stator as mentioned.
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google to find a shop manual as well. will give you all the flowcharts you need to diagnose and what the ranges are for acceptable voltage/ohms/ etc for all electrical components.

but yea, stator. esp if you already replaced regulator/rectifier.
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Your suzuki's RR/Stator/Battery (charging system) troubleshooting process should be very similar, if not the same, as my SV650. you need to find the stator plug, the rr plug, and remove the seat to access the battery.

Do a voltage drop test on the battery at idle and at 2-4k rpm and check for the volt readings mentioned above
Then, take your voltmeter and probe all three positions of the stator plug (consult your service manual)
Right next to that should be your regulator rectifier plug and you can unplug that like you did your stator plug and probe it.
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Stator

I put this on mine to diagnose. Actually really like it.


http://www.aerostich.com/5-function-digital-meter.html
Do you just hard-wire it to your bike

also, does this look like a good stator? Thinking about picking this up

http://www.ebay.com/itm/04-05-2004-2...p=mtr#viTabs_0
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also, does this look like a good stator? Thinking about picking this up
See how they mention in their ad that it's tested?
That's what you can do with your's to determine if it's good.
My advice would be to troubleshoot the one you have before you buy another.
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Do you just hard-wire it to your bike

also, does this look like a good stator? Thinking about picking this up

http://www.ebay.com/itm/04-05-2004-2...p=mtr#viTabs_0
Yes, I hard wired it to the battery and ran the wires up to the instrument gauge and mounted it on a piece of lexan I cut to fit a the bottom of the windshield. The lexan sticks to the windshield brackets with velcrow tape. Its been rained on and everything and keeps working. People tell me it looks stock lol.

The nice part, is you can see whats going on with the voltage when the motor is under load (while your riding).

I would go with a new OEM stator.
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OP Have you picked up a DVOM yet? Have you tested all your charging system components? Harbor freight gives DVOM's away for free (on special) when you buy a product.

Before rushing out and buying a new oem stator, which can be quite costly, you also need to verify that your RR isnt causing this issue, RR's that are broken will also fail to charge batteries, and you are simply "throwing parts" at your bike aimlessly until you take the time to do some actual diagnosis on the bike and verify which component of the charging system has failed.

A simple visual inspection of the stator, with the stator cover removed, may be more telling but not altogether necessary, could be a good last step in finalizing your determination after the charging system diagnosis method proscribed in your service manual.
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Sorry I've been super busy with work and haven't had time to eat work on the work. But my stator came in already. If that is not the issue, I am willing to pay someone to diagnose/ fix the issue. Just don't charge me a arm n a leg. Or, if your really awesome (; .. Free of charge haha��
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