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Old 05-19-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Rectifier

whats it do and how much would one cost for my fireblade just in case?
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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voltage regulator, on hondas they usually go a couple months after a dead battery. will cost about 100 bucks on line. maybe cheaper
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voltage regulator, on hondas they usually go a couple months after a dead battery. will cost about 100 bucks on line. maybe cheaper
So they're not on Yamaha's? I'm trying to pin-point an electrical problem myself
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
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whats it do and how much would one cost for my fireblade just in case?
The rectifier rectifies the current. Meaning that it changes the AC output from an electrical generator (alternator) to DC for use by your vehicles electrical system.

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They are sometimes integrated with a voltage regulator.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:22 AM   #5
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The regulator / rectifier is all in one component on most bikes nowadays.

The rectifier converts AC voltage from your stator / rotor to DC voltage.

The regulator "regulates" the voltage to not be too high.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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LOL. Yes Yamaha's have them too.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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lol cause i want to get back on my fireblade, but not if it keeps dying on me whenever i turn it off
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lol I remember my ol 88 750 had a heavy alternator... lol
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lol cause i want to get back on my fireblade, but not if it keeps dying on me whenever i turn it off
Did you check the wiring harness to the stator and the rectifier and make sure nothing is wrong with it?
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for some reason my wires keep getting burnt to crisp

but i hear its a common problem with these bikes
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for some reason my wires keep getting burnt to crisp

but i hear its a common problem with these bikes
You sure your rectifier is bad then? My buddy's R6 had the same issue. 2 wires in the rectifier harness were shorting out cause it melted the plastic of the plug.
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well its done it twice with the stator wire (burnt it, even with electrical tape around it)

im gonna replace my stator first and go from there i guess
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Too bad you ain't got a Yammi cause I would have a stator for ya right here down the street from ya.
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i dont like the feel of yammi seats lol
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i dont like the feel of yammi seats lol
What are you talking about? My seat is about as comfortable as straddling a diving board for hours on end.
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lmao well i've only sat on a 07 r6 and it felt like an ironing board
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patrick SHOLD know what is causing this..... cogs69 should as well..
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I am sure that the stator isn't the issue. A weak battery will cause the R/R to get hot and start melting things. Especially those wires. I personally would go for a battery and R/R. You can replace the wires from the stator to the R/R fairly easily. I would suggest going to an R/C Car hobby shop and purchasing some of the wire from them. They have some nice and thick 12gauge silicone wire that is copper coated with silver that works great. It can handle some current. Then get some good spade connectors to connect to the R/R. You can find them at any car audio place. I fixed mine that way and I rode the out of that bike without having another issue. BTW, the 900rr was the most comfortable bike that I have ever owned and ridden.
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