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Old 10-29-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Need help starting bike

I need some help or at least a possible idea of what could be wrong with my bike. I haven't riding in a while (2 months). So I took the battery to get a slow charge at Autozone and they told me the battery was good, but when I put in on the bike it wont start. The lights wont even turn on. If I give it a jump it will start but then after a few minutes of riding it dies. Before like 2 months ago when I was riding it I could turn it on and go somewhere but once i turned it off it wouldn't start back up but if I waited like an hour and then tried to start it, it would start. I bought a new Yuasa (sp) battery last year and that is the battery that is on now. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be. I wanted to take it somewhere in the southside but I can't get it out of my neighborhood without it turning off. thanks in advance

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Old 10-29-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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Sorry,

It's a 2003 Honda CBR 600rr
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Maybe the stator isn't charging the battery.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:32 PM   #4
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I don't do much about bikes is the stator like an alternator?
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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even if the the charging system was out it would still be able to go for a period of time. maybe bad connections or a bad ground? Maybe a short?
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I guess i will just need to take it to a shop. Where is a good shop by the southeast side. I stay by 45 south and the Beltway 8
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:59 PM   #8
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If you don't mind. that would be great
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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Yeah, I would be looking at some connections or a short somewhere
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if it wasn't charging it could run a bit on battery draw until the surface charge drops below required threshold to run the electronics. Lights dimming before it dies? dies at stop sign when slowing down?

let us know what you find...
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:07 PM   #11
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how long do you ride the bike before you turn it off? the battery may not charge enough if you don't ride it for at least 1 hour. If the electric wont go on after you turn it off from riding then put the ignition in the on position, put the bike in 2nd gear, pull the clutch in and get someone to push you to an almost running pace. Once you have enough momentum dump the clutch and push the start button at the same time then once it starts, start rolling on the throttle to get movin.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:26 AM   #12
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bdmpastx stopped by yesterday and helped me identify the problem. He checked everything and everything was leading to a bad battery. We installed another battery but it wasn't fully charged. So I am getting it charged today and trying it out tonight. It was nice to meet you Brian and your wife. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to stop by and helping me out. Thanks
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:22 AM   #13
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rectifer???? sounds like
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No I checked the Rectifier and it was fine. It was just the battery. With nothing connected on it, it was only showing about 4-5vdc. Which tells me that the battery had a few dead cells. He had another battery and it showed a full 12vdc. So we stuck it on there and it was dead. We jumped the bike off and removed the jumper cables and it would run at idle. I think I found the culperate though for his dead battery and came up with a solution to offset it by getting a battery tender.
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