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post #1 of 16 Old 02-25-2019, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I was wondering if someone could help me.
Riding home from work today and my bike just died. I looked down at dash and there was nothing no screen at all. For the last few days I’ve noticed that the dash and head lights were diming on and off. You wouldn’t be able to notice it in the day only when it’s dark. When trying to start it I could hear clicking it was coming from just under the tank on the right hand side. There is a small box there I don’t know much about bikes so I don’t know what it is. When recover came he tried to jump start it it would start then all electric goes off and it dies.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-25-2019, 02:38 PM
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Start with a new/know good battery. After it starts and is running put a multimeter on the attached battery and see if the voltage is higher than when the bike is off. Download the free service manual from this site for detailed diagnostic steps.
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Second, on the flat battery..... you need to know why it's done.

The multimeter to measure what the charging system is doing is really the only way to do it right once, instead of randomly throwing parts at it until you give up, or it gets fixed.

As has been said the instructions are all in the shop manual.

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Have you checked the terminals on the battery? The EXACT same thing happened to me last year. Low and behold the positive terminal connector on the battery was quite loose. If this is the case I highly suggest that you pull the battery out and give it a full charge as the stator will be over working to keep charging the battery as its constantly losing power.
If this doesn't solve the problem, it could be a toast stator/rectifier...went down that shitty road last year also LOL!
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So I just put a battery my bro Lent me a while ago and it started first time. I have put my battery on charge for the night and see if I get to work. I will them check if it’s chraging once I’m at work. Thanks for the help
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You should probably check if it charging BEFORE you leave for work.... unless you like pushing! Also, your battery can fool you after charging all night into thinking it is good ....when it’s not. You really can’t just go on resting voltage as an indicator of “good”. You really need to load test the battery. If you load the battery by putting the high beams on and then use a multimeter to see what happens to the attached battery’s resting voltage a bad battery will quickly loose voltage from the load; and if you try to start the bike the voltage will head for the floor! I tried this once on my car when the battery seemed “iffy”. It’s the “poor mans” load test.
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So in the end I took it to shop and they say it’s the alternator, now this is the part the get me, they want £400 for parts and labour. £270 for a new alternator !! Plus 2hrs labour. Ive seen on YouTube it don’t take 2hrs But that was on a different bike. What other options do I have for a cheaper alternator?
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Well, that bike doesn't have an alternator. It has a Regulator/rectifier and a stator. If you have a multimeter you can test both yourself. If not ask them what the readings were and how they determined one or both are bad. They do OFTEN go out together. Both also relatively easy replacements if you get them yourself.
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So in the end I took it to shop and they say it’s the alternator, now this is the part the get me, they want £400 for parts and labour. £270 for a new alternator !! Plus 2hrs labour. Ive seen on YouTube it don’t take 2hrs But that was on a different bike. What other options do I have for a cheaper alternator?
Every shop is different when it comes to labour (unfortunately). Is the Stator OEM? Cheapest price I could source for an OEM stator in Canada was $325 and the Rectifier was $250....add 2.5hrs of labour and 13% tax. Was a $950 job. Electrical is a PITA.
You will get it sorted out
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Well, that bike doesn't have an alternator. It has a Regulator/rectifier and a stator. If you have a multimeter you can test both yourself. If not ask them what the readings were and how they determined one or both are bad. They do OFTEN go out together. Both also relatively easy replacements if you get them yourself.
O my bad Stator, I think ill pay up as i dont have time to do the work myself. But moving forward ill do small jobs like that myself.
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Every shop is different when it comes to labour (unfortunately). Is the Stator OEM? Cheapest price I could source for an OEM stator in Canada was $325 and the Rectifier was $250....add 2.5hrs of labour and 13% tax. Was a $950 job. Electrical is a PITA.
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yeah I think ill just pay this time.. Need to find a good motorbike garage for the future.
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yeah I think ill just pay this time.. Need to find a good motorbike garage for the future.
Shitty thing about the 09-12 bikes (not sure about the 13+) is that the front end needs to come off in order to remove the top right/left fairing. Really stupid way they put the plastics together on this bike if you ask me. You'll have a grand old time doing that for your first time LOL!
"I need a new rectifier"...shit, lets take off the front end of the bike so we can take the upper right fairing off to get to 2 screws for the rectifier...like fuckkkkk
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Hi pal I've got a 2009 zx6r and had exactly the same problem last year , don't be put off with Chinese parts they are actually very good these days and a stator and rec was only £65.00 and took no longer than 1hour to fit and both are working and charging as they should be. They are both plug and go and only a few bolts to undo however buy a spare stator casing gasket as you will mess the old one up , look on you tube how to install both , it's a simple , goodluck
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Hahaha yeah it is pretty stupid I was gonna try an do it without taking off the front but it ain’t gonna happen it’s impossible lol.
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Hi pal I've got a 2009 zx6r and had exactly the same problem last year , don't be put off with Chinese parts they are actually very good these days and a stator and rec was only £65.00 and took no longer than 1hour to fit and both are working and charging as they should be. They are both plug and go and only a few bolts to undo however buy a spare stator casing gasket as you will mess the old one up , look on you tube how to install both , it's a simple , goodluck


Ok I was worried about the Chinese parts.
I got the stator changed but I can smell burning from the front end when I’m riding fast. So I’m gonna order a rectifier if you could point me in the right direction that would be great mate.
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