Welcome back to us :/ Our hosts data center was down for the entire day.
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 03-29-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
itsarjun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 102

Experience: 7 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
09 zx6r
gsxr 600 (stolen)
09 zx6r (sold)
12 ninja 250 (Sold)



Battery Dead?

So i have an 09 zx6r which killed my battery a few weeks back because of a bad rectifier.
Motorcycles Unlimited fixed the rectifier for me and i rode it back home, everythings seemed fine then. Its been sitting for the past 2 weeks and when i tried to start it up this last weekend it wouldnt turn over, push started it, runs fine. Left it to charge on a battery tender and the tender showed fully charged in an hour. But even then wouldnt crank up.
Time for a new battery?
itsarjun is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need help with dead battery right now! hotcknstrips Off Topic 22 04-22-2012 08:04 PM
battery going dead... adrenalinjunky General Discussion (Moto Related) 13 02-11-2012 04:32 AM
Dead Battery Pyrogenic How To's and Q & A's 5 04-09-2009 03:32 PM
Dead battery Monkeylawyer General Discussion (Moto Related) 11 04-14-2007 10:26 PM
Battery Dead RRCBR How To's and Q & A's 21 02-28-2006 08:44 PM
Advertisement
Old 03-29-2016, 02:37 PM   #2
Rttoys
Insurance poor
 
Rttoys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 690

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
99 Ducati 996s
07 Yamaha FZ1
14 Yamaha TW200
13 Kawasaki 300se
08 Ducati Hypermotard






Did you put one in when you (Motorcycles Unlimited) replace the rectifier?

Have you pulled a volt meter out to test voltages?

Are there any loose connections?
__________________
If Harley Davidson made an airplane, would you fly in it?
Rttoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 03-29-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
itsarjun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 102

Experience: 7 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
09 zx6r
gsxr 600 (stolen)
09 zx6r (sold)
12 ninja 250 (Sold)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Rttoys View Post
Did you put one in when you (Motorcycles Unlimited) replace the rectifier?

Have you pulled a volt meter out to test voltages?

Are there any loose connections?
No, its on the same battery as when the rectifier went bad. No loose connections, will run a Volt check today.
itsarjun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 07:45 PM   #4
Japawhat02
02 Tona
 
Japawhat02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: P-land
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 6,941

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
2002 Daytona









I would replace the battery. Running it with the bad r/r can kill a battery quick. Id be very surprised if patrick did not recommend replacing it.
__________________
2002 Brittish Rocket
Japawhat02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,368

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

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






The battery load tested good at the shop, but batteries can fail somtimes after carrying too high of a charging system load.
Bring the battery by if you get a chance and I can load test it for you.
Also bring the Tender up and I'll verify it's charging.
Last, double check the Tender fuse lead and make sure it's good.
__________________
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 03-30-2016, 07:42 AM   #6
itsarjun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 102

Experience: 7 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
09 zx6r
gsxr 600 (stolen)
09 zx6r (sold)
12 ninja 250 (Sold)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
The battery load tested good at the shop, but batteries can fail somtimes after carrying too high of a charging system load.
Bring the battery by if you get a chance and I can load test it for you.
Also bring the Tender up and I'll verify it's charging.
Last, double check the Tender fuse lead and make sure it's good.
Thanks Patrick, tested it yesterday, it was at 12.5V. When i try to start the bike, it drops to less than 3V (And it doesnt start).
So bad battery then i guess?
I see the voltage at the terminals at 14.5V when the bike is running, so not a charging system issue again right?
itsarjun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 07:48 AM   #7
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,323

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by itsarjun View Post
Thanks Patrick, tested it yesterday, it was at 12.5V. When i try to start the bike, it drops to less than 3V (And it doesnt start).
So bad battery then i guess?
I see the voltage at the terminals at 14.5V when the bike is running, so not a charging system issue again right?
Bad battery
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 07:54 AM   #8
itsarjun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 102

Experience: 7 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
09 zx6r
gsxr 600 (stolen)
09 zx6r (sold)
12 ninja 250 (Sold)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
Bad battery
all right, thanks all . . .
itsarjun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 03:15 PM   #9
SideVinder650
Senior Member
 
SideVinder650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,290

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki SV650 2nd gen









i have had such varied luck with batteries.

my OEM battery in my sv650 was "probably" a very good battery, but i had let it discharge and discharge so many times that it wouldnt accept and hold a charge.

now other OEM batteries...i've had them sit over winter and charge them up to 12.75 then went to start the bike and it immediatley drops to 10.9-11.5v so i figured its dead. 2 days later for grins i hook it back up to the trickle charger and now its holding a 12.68 charge (10 year old OEM battery).... you just get lucky sometimes...

My aftermarket batteries come from Napa, i really have had good luck with these.
__________________
242fqkn
SideVinder650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 03:20 PM   #10
bumblebee
Yeah I'm flippin' YOU off
 
bumblebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 12,270


Bike(s):
'74 Suzuki GT380
'82 XS650 StreetTracker
'10 Ducati Streetfighter
'83 Yamaha Seca 900






Lead acid batteries, either wet cell or AGM do not like to be discharged.
The best thing you can do for them is to keep them on a trickle charger all the time. In the case of a wet cell, you'll need to make sure they are typed off occasionally.
If you let them sit, even disconnected, they will discharge slowly and eventually that will kill them.

Hey a good quality charger, I use Battery Tender Jr, keep it connected when you aren't riding and your battery will last a long time.
__________________
Asphalt is for racing... dirt is for growing potatoes. - J. Diester
When seconds count... the police are only minutes away.
Grow up and be a productive member of society already.
Bevo- "I lack skillz"
bumblebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 05:30 PM   #11
BD#270
Senior Member
 
BD#270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Copperfield
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 960

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2009 ZX-10R race bike
2016 Honda Grom
CRF 250







Send a message via AIM to BD#270
Yuasa batteries are original equipment in almost all of the Japanese brands and are better than most of the aftermarket brands. Your bike has a YTX9-BS, I'll PM you a price.
BD#270 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.


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