Put new battery on bike,only has 8.6ah,dont know if thats powerful enough,but thats what dealer gave me,but bike still has problem of not charging properly,changed regulator/rectifier but dont seem to like charging battery properly when lights are on,checked charging system and seems to be ok voltage,correct readings of about 14.5 volts off load and under load,but wont start if i have done a 60 mile journey with lights on
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Re: charging problem on 2002 929 rr1 blade
I'm thinking your battery is the wrong ah. 8.6 for that type motorcycle is quite low. I would expect around 12 - 14 ah. Actually you should not be draining the battery though. The problem may be in the alternator assy its self. Have you checked all three legs of the charging system coming from the stator? I have found the stator to be the culprit many times in this situation. The bike should not be draining the battery at all if the alternator is charging correctly. What was the oem battery ah that you replaced?
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think u blew a fuse-dont fool w electrical if no xperienc---bike is old and probly needs a new pump relay-battery cud be weak also or not being charged rite----buy a haynes or clymer manual and learn repair or bring it to a private bike mech instead
Battery is bad. Rapid clicking of starter selenoid is because battery does not have enough to hold spring down in selenoid when it sees the starter load. Battery only has a surface charge (nothing of power). Try a new battery or a jump. Should have lights first, then horn, then starter. If no lights, check all fuses.
One explanation for this would be that your charging system is faulty. It is possible that the OLD battery was ok, but was not getting charged by the faulty charge system. You put in a new battery, that is part charged before sale and ran the battery flat because it wasn't charging. If you leave a discharged lead acid bettery for 20 minutes or so, it will pick up a little again and possibly let the bike start and run, but by the time you got home you had killed the battery completely.
All the facts fit, though I'm not promising that it is the problem.
Take the battery off and charge it with a charger. Now, put it back on the bike and run the bike (It should start) While the battery is on the bike, get a volt meter on it. It should read slightly over voltage (doesn't matter if its a 12 or 6 volt system, it will read a little over when the bike is running) when you turn the engine off, you should see the volt meter drop down to the stated battery voltage. If you get no hike with the engine running and drop as you power off, its a good sign the charging system is faulty. A similar test, start the bike, meter the battery and turn on the indicators, stop light and head light to pull as much power as you can, the battery voltage shouldn't dip, because the charge system should compensate. If it does dip, consider this a confirmation that the charging system is faulty.
ya i have the same problem and the clicking from my battery either the battery is done for therefore wont charge or it didnt charge long enough try an overnight charge if it dosent work then afraid its 50 quid for a new one
It sounds like the battery you are using doesn't supply enough power to start the bike. Using jumper cables starts the bike because of the additional power you are supplying it. Make sure you are using the correct battery. Check to see if there is a more powerful battery available for purchase.
You have many options.
-bring it to a dealership and have them charge / test it.
-buy a charger yourself and charge it.
-buy a trickle charger and charge it yourself.
-buy a brand new battery and not worry about it for a couple years
because the bike is so new i wouldnt suspect the stator i would invest in a battery, a good battery is crucial for bikes. once you get a good battery in it check the voltage at the terminals when the bike is running(you should see around 13 to 14 volts). you can have the battery load tested at a batteries plus or an auto part store so you dont waste your money, but once you kill a bike battery there pretty much junk. the stators in motorcycles barely put out enough power to run the bike and pretty much trickle charge the battery. they rely on the battery to pick up the slack. get a battery from walmart there cheap and ive had one in my bike for two years and its fine, stay away from the over priced ones they dont do anything but slim down your wallet.
i know this sounds silly ,but when you bought the battery had it been activated,new batterys are critical in their first charge and you cannot use a standare type automotve charger,if bought dry the battery needs to have the acid filled ,left to sit for at least 2 hours prior to charging,once it has sat for the 2 hrs with the acid in,the new battery will need to be charged with a "cteck"or similar type charger for at least 13 hrs before it can be put into normal service,what happened with yours i think is that sure you gave it a charge but it has only recieved a "surface charge"and will be usable for a very short time,it may recover for a brief period and go again untill the surface charge dissipates,(or in other words ..runs out of charge)best thing you can do with the battery is take it to a auto electrician and have the battery cycled and conditioned,this is not expensive to do and will give you piece of mind,after conditioning the battery shouldngive excellent service,i have the battery in my goldwing coditioned about every 12 months and i have the same battery that was in the bike when i bought the bike 8 years ago and still no electrical or battery problems(costs about $25 to get it done)once a year but that beats $280 for a new one...hope this helps
Take a look on the generator, thats the one charging the battery, the coals in the generator might be needed to be replaced, there are two of them, Also check the two cables from the generator so they arent dameged or broken. You can take the bike to a repaire shop and ask them to help you measure if the generator gives enough power to charge the battery or on, the can measure the power on the generator and they can measure the power coming to the battery.
Im sure the the problem is the generator or the cables from the generator
though if it was a problem it would have blown the 10amp fuse????Don't rely on on whether the bike will start at a gas station to determine if the charging system is working. Get the multimeter out and do a proper test. Should be getting about 14.5 volts @ around 3K RPM. It's too easy of a test to to just skip. If it is charging then start looking for something else.
Was the new battery properly charged to begin with?
Loose battery connection?
I suppose the GPS could be too much but you said that it was dying last november so I would suspect something else.
P.S. you need a properly charged battery to get an accurate reading for the charging test.