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Old 02-22-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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R6 Power Issue

OK. First time to ask a question on here to hopefully I can get some help. My buddy has an 03 R6 and recently it started having power issues. Back in November it died and gave us Error Code 46 (Power supply to the FI system). We popped a new battery in it and bam all was well. Back in January it died on us again, error code 46. This time we popped a new battery in and it lasted a good 15 mins before the battery was dead as a doornail with error code 46 again. Common since told us battery is not charging. Followed directions in the service manual and some opinions from others we spoke to and determined the stator may have gone out. It took forever to get the stator here but we finally got it in last night, installed it, put a brand new battery in it and its doing the same , not charging voltage on battery just steadily drops when bike is running and battery is not charging. Also if we pull the battery off when the bike is running it dies instantly. Our next step is likely to be the rectifier but I wanted to get some opinions before we start playing the part mix and match game. Any ideas/opinions anybody?
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make sure there is not a short somewhere
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All the wires is far as I could tell looked find, same with the harnesses. Any place in particular we should look?
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It's probably the regulator rectifier. They fail very commonly on those bikes.
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All the wires is far as I could tell looked find, same with the harnesses. Any place in particular we should look?
i would test the voltage at the battery with a voltage meter, make sure it is charging the way it should be. if not, then trace back the wires from the stator and/or rectifier and see where it drops. at least that is how i would start
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It's probably the regulator rectifier. They fail very commonly on those bikes.
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Should tell him to get a Kawi or Honda... J/K mang... Good luck!
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Thats what we were thinking. I have seen them on eBay fairly cheap but it would take a while to get here. Can you get one in pretty quick Patrick? If so how much would it cost? It's a 2003 YZF-R6 but i think everything 03+ uses the same rectifier.
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i would test the voltage at the battery with a voltage meter, make sure it is charging the way it should be. if not, then trace back the wires from the stator and/or rectifier and see where it drops. at least that is how i would start
Did not trace it back. We did put the multimeter to it and at the battery it aint charging squat. Just drops. Supposed to be like 13 or 14 when running but it'll keep dropping to bout 9 before it finally dies. Any sure fire way to test a rectifier for failure?
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Did not trace it back. We did put the multimeter to it and at the battery it aint charging squat. Just drops. Supposed to be like 13 or 14 when running but it'll keep dropping to bout 9 before it finally dies. Any sure fire way to test a rectifier for failure?
i would say test the lines coming from the stator in AC mode... it is AC before the rectifier changes it to DC current. see what it is before the rectifier, then see what it is immediately after it. if it comes in high and leaves low, you know it's the rectifier, if it comes in low and stays low... it is before the rectifier
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OK. Bare with me I know a little but not much regarding this, mainly what I know from the service manual. There is not much on the rectifier as far as service manual goes. According to the wiring daigram the 3 white wires coming from the stator those are all ac positive correct? The red wire coming from the stator is DC positive i assume? And the black I would believe to be negative/ground So to test the connect a positive lead to white (for ac) or red (for dc) and then the negative lead the black wire?

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i don't know that part, i just know what i would test... but not exactly how to do it since i have not seen it in person or had to do it before... Patrick should know more about the wiring schematics and which color wires to test... i just know which functions i would test for
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I can test it. I am just always leery bout what wires i test, last thing I need is to fry an electrical system on a bike that's not mine.
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