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Have read the DFI section of the Kawasaki manual in depth and as there was an error 13 and 14 held withing the ECU have checked them - although they dont really relate to the problem (air inlet temp and water temp). I have started to review the DFI wiring diagram and am trying to isolate the circuits that would cause this fault but still allow the engine to turn over but not fire. I would like to test for a spark to see if the coils are acting up, do you know the best way to do this, do I just remove the tank and airbox etc and turn it over resting the plug on the block? or is there a better way - do you know?

Again thanks for you reply, I didnt mean to manopolise this original thread...
 

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sorry to hear that it wasn't the rectifier. well, i guess, stator is the only other option. check the connections too.
 

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sorry to hear that it wasn't the rectifier. well, i guess, stator is the only other option. check the connections too.


Yep I've gone through disconnecting (cleaning) and re-connecting all the wires. I just really hope this does the trick becuase I'm SOOOO ready to ride.
 

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Have read the DFI section of the Kawasaki manual in depth and as there was an error 13 and 14 held withing the ECU have checked them - although they dont really relate to the problem (air inlet temp and water temp). I have started to review the DFI wiring diagram and am trying to isolate the circuits that would cause this fault but still allow the engine to turn over but not fire. I would like to test for a spark to see if the coils are acting up, do you know the best way to do this, do I just remove the tank and airbox etc and turn it over resting the plug on the block? or is there a better way - do you know?

Again thanks for you reply, I didnt mean to manopolise this original thread...


No problem!!! knowledge is power!!! ask away!!
 

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So I got the stator in and I got the rectifier and the bike Seems to be charging ok but Now there's an issue of the throttle. When I pull the throttle down hard and fast (as If i was gunning it) the bike sputters and turns off pretty much instantly and I can't get the rpms up over 6k. I went through the carbs this morning and they are pretty damn clean. Put them back on and it drove good as hell...suited up and jumped on it again and the problem had returned. I'm going to blow some SeaFoam through it later today to see it that will help. Oh and it IS getting gas I hook up a remote tank with a clear hose and you can see the gas travelling freely from the tank to the fuel filter and so on. hmmmmm Maybe i'll look into my fuel filter also.
 

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Latest update...the bike is running fine. Fires up and revs up nicely. I changed out the rectifier first (nothing), then the stator (still didnt rev right), then went in and just did a complete tune up (well I would still like a BRAND NEW air filter). I changed the oil, did a coolant flush, changed the sparks, cleaned the air filter and adjusted the throttle. Now she's riding how she's supposed to.


Hey can anyone tell me which side of the AIR filter goes UP (like how it sits into the bike)? It has a metal grated side and then the orange filter side. Which one goes up?
 

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guys i have a similar problem.
When i start up my bike "Kawasaki zx6r 2009" i my bike is charging oke.
I disconnect the battery and after few minutes i have to ref the bike just to keep it running regularly and the charging drops to 8 - 10 volts.
After some more minutes the bike just dies on me.
After connecting the bike i can get the bike to start up again but i see the system has completely stop charging.

if i let the bike cool of for a day everything work fine when starting it initially but soon after the problems start up again.

i have already changed my rectifier and battery.
what else would you guys recommend me.
 

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still having problems.

Hi Guys. i am posting this update because i don't know what to do.
i have changed the rectifier and the battery and also the stator and the magnet. the bike still is not charging good. whats else should i check.
i fell with my bike and that's when this all started.
 

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well the poor man's altenator test and the volt meter test (its reading 12v with the bike on...reving up only lowers the read out) both failed. looks like im going to have to dig into my charging system now. ill start with the rectifier as suggested. i guess its time to hit up ebay!!
Reving lowers the readout, Because the bike is now running of the battery.
This is due to the almost certain fact that your alternator has gone bad.
When it gos bad, The only source of power is the battery, which will quickly drain.
Park the bike in front of a wall , Rev it & see if your lights get brighter.
 

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Hi Guys. i am posting this update because i don't know what to do.
i have changed the rectifier and the battery and also the stator and the magnet. the bike still is not charging good. whats else should i check.
i fell with my bike and that's when this all started.
have you checked all your connections?
You could also have a wire grounding/shorting out on the frame somewhere.
 

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Hi Guys. I have finally solved the problem. thank you for the suggestion oldninjadude.
there was a lot wrong with my wiring so i replaced it with a new wire harness.
after replacing it i still had the problem but the readings were much better. after replacing the rectifier yet again the charging problems stopt completely.
actually i am getter better performance from my bike now after replacing all of the parts mentioned. or it could be ust me after riding after 4 months again.
 

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2004 Kawasaki ZX-6R Electrical issue.

Hey guys,
I kind of have the same situation where I think my regulator/rectifier is gone. So I own a 04 636, I went riding two weeks ago since last summer. The bike ran fine, did a 150 mile ride came home put the bike in the garage. Well yesterday I took it out to take it for a spin and it had a hard time starting, it cranked over twice and that was it. Now i'm shocked because my battery is drained. I changed my battery last summer and I don't think it is bad because I put a battery tender on it all throughout winter. So today I charged my battery, I put it back in, I turned the key to Auxiliary and the cluster lights came on for two second and went dead. When I try to hit the start ignition button, I hear a tick from the rectifier and from a rely by the battery.. Any advice? I really don't think its the stator but who knows. I will check my battery again to make sure it is working properly.
 
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