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Yzf 600r Wont hold a charge? does it have something to do with the magneto or generator?I bought the bike back from a friend and he wrecked it and put a new generator cover on so he changed everything over to the new one and I had to move the tap from the old one to the new one. but now the bike wont hold a charge.

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  • SixPakDave Mar 08, 2009

    I talked to the guy i bought it from and he said that he ran the battery down messing with the turn signals when he put new ones on. I have the battery down at schucks and they are doing a slow charge on it for me, if that isnt the issue then I will try what you said. thanks for the help. FYI. the bike would try to turn over it just sounded like a dead battery, I would get the ticking after it ran the battery down.


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Sounds like your generator needs replaced. i did the same (Hit a patch of desiel), replaced the generator cover and the battery still drained. replaced the generator and its all ok now

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    Cynthia Titus Nov 07, 2013

    Thanx, where is the generator?


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It's not charging, or the battery won't hold a charge? Get a multimeter and test the generator with the bike running, should be 13.5-14.5 volts. If you get this, you need a battery, if not need to find the bad component in the charging system.

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