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Old 06-20-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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OK, I have purchased a new battery the bike starts up but after 10 to 15 min. of riding the cluster and lights start flickering and go off. Once I stop the bike shuts off and will not start at all till-- a) hours later or --b) the next day. I am leaning toward a rectifier or stator problem but from my examination it looks like the rectifier. The wires from the harness to rectifer are a little brown or burnt looking where it plugs to the rectifier also, it has some oxidation where it plugs into. So i was wondering if anyone had this problem before or any advice before i start shelling out money on the "process of elimination". Are there any other signs i can look for to see if it is the rectifier because i do not have a volt meter so i need other ways of checking this problem
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doing that now but they didnt look that oxidized to affect it but you never know
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Try this: start it on the battery, then disconnect the battery. It should continue to run. If it stalls right away the charging system is faulty. If it continues to run, then the stator is putting out at idle. From there you will need a Volt meter to measure the output.
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will do but how do you know when its the rectifier or the stator ?
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youll have to check the phases on the rectifier, with a voltmeter.
Rectifier normally goes first, but it can take the stator with it.
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re read your post, its def the rectifier. I just changed one on my buddies r6. his was the same way. Pretty easy fix. I think a new rect was like 70 bux, we also changed the stator (120) as well just for good measure. takes about 2 hours. Youll need di electric grease, and a gasket if you do the stator.
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re read your post, its def the rectifier. I just changed one on my buddies r6. his was the same way. Pretty easy fix. I think a new rect was like 70 bux, we also changed the stator (120) as well just for good measure. takes about 2 hours. Youll need di electric grease, and a gasket if you do the stator.
yes it was the rectifier i just fixed it this afternoon thnx for the tips everyone
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Try this: start it on the battery, then disconnect the battery. It should continue to run. If it stalls right away the charging system is faulty. If it continues to run, then the stator is putting out at idle. From there you will need a Volt meter to measure the output.
This does not always work. Most newer bikes need the full circuit to be completed and the battery must stay connected. I understand what you are trying to do.
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The battery holds a charge for the system when its inoperative. It also completes the opposing pole circuit.

If a vehicle starts and runs but dies later, and restarts after a while, the battery is holding the charge and not being replenished. The voltage increases with time after draining due to the alkiline reseparating when turned off.

Everyone w a bike to invest in a DVOM, even if a 15 dollar cheap one.

Start the bike, disconnect the connector to the Rectifier and observe the three wires coming from the stator. Put the DVOM to A/C(alternating current) and check each wire individually. If at idle or 1800rpms the voltage isnt around 150-180 the stator isn't producing enough A/C voltage for the rectifier to convert to DC voltage.

It takes no more then a minute and gives your answer.


(fyi)another member on here checked his spare R6 that was dying on his gf during a forest ride and found the stator had come apart; no parts needed to be changed just reassembled. I didn't know the specifics but may be worth pulling apart before ordering.
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