Question about 1999 Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa

1 Answer

Battery Will Not Stay Charged

I have a 1999 Hayabusa. I have now replaced the stater, the reg/rec., and the battery(3 times). I can ride the bike for about 30 mins shut it off and it wont restart because a dead battery. What could be causing the battery to not hold charge or what is draining the battery?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Suzuki Master
  • 8,404 Answers

Check your bridge rectifier for a bad diode leaking power to ground.

Posted on May 21, 2013


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 129 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 1998 Suzuki

Sounds as if your charging system is not operating, OR you have a short somewhere in your wiring. Might try charging the battery to full charge, crank the bike and while at idle, put voltmeter on the battery. Read the voltage, then, move throttle to high idle and see if there is an increase in volts. If not, charging system is problem. Might want to check all your fuses and any circuit breakers you may have.

Posted on Apr 19, 2011

  • 6966 Answers

SOURCE: battery wont hold charge, intermitent, new baterie

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

With the IGN switch off, the only electrical device directly connected to the battery is the regulator. If the battery would not hold charge/discharging, then this would be the most likely suspect. Two ways to confirm/check:

  • with the key off, spark test. Remove the + terminal. If there is significant spark then a electrical device is consuming power. To zero in on the regulator, disconnect the connector to the regulator and try the spark test again;
  • after a run and the engine has cooled sufficiently, the regulator would still be very warm.
In some instances, it could be the alarm/security if your version is equipped with such.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • 46 Answers

SOURCE: Battery on 125cc Suzuki GS is ok- but not being charged

You need to have stator coil tested.
An alternate problem could be the regulator/rectifier.
Both of these should tbe checked by a dealer



Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • 420 Answers

SOURCE: battery does not hold charge new battery fitted

Sounds like a charging issue. First check all wires and make sure they are clean and making good contact, then check for proper voltage at the battery. I ride a harly so I don't know the exact voltage to look for but it most likly is around 13V at the battery if it isn't you need to look at your voltage regulator and stator.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

  • 355 Answers

SOURCE: katana died with full charged battery


Posted on Aug 19, 2009

Testimonial: "thak you very much"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an 03 Honda cbr600rr I believe my stator/regulator needs replaced but am not sure my bike starts fine but while I'm riding and at an idle it'll start to die after a few times it won't start

Do you know how to use a multimeter, if so, use it to test the battery. It your bike is charging below 14 volts, chances are your reg/rec is toast (common problem with Hondas). If it's charging between 14-14.5 volts, it's probably your battery that's bad.

May 29, 2015 | Honda Motorcycles

1 Answer

My battery is swollen

your regulating rectifier has gone, it has cooked the battery, reg rec on eBay used 40 quid plus. AND BATTERY 35 QUID EASY TO REPLACE MATE.

Nov 26, 2013 | 1999 Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa

2 Answers

I have a 1998 Suzuki GSX-R 750 SRAD. My problem is my battery doesn't seem to stay charged. I have to Jump it off with my car, but then when I remove the cable the bike shuts off. The battery is brand...

sounds like your charging system went out, this isn't a new problem to bikes and alot of older bike have this issue. First was your car running when you jump started your bike?? If so this can cause damage to the charging system. if your not sure how to replace the stator and reg/rec i will happey to help you get it done. please understand that this does take some thinking and removing the tail, left hand body parts and the lh side cover of the motor. If your will to take it on let me know. If not your local bike shop can fix your bike in about a week if they have to order parts. the stator on your bike isn't the cheapest and reg/rec isn;t that bad as far as price goes. you'll need oil a filter and a new gasket for the motor cover and the charging system parts.
let me know what you would like to do.

Apr 19, 2011 | 1998 Suzuki GSX-R 750 W

1 Answer

My husbands bike is always parks inside for winter, and when we parked it worked and drove. but when we tried starting it the battery was dead wouldnt even start when boosted. and we put a new battery and...

How long is the bike setting between when you park it and when you try to start it again? When you get ready to ride it, did you put a battery charger on it and bring the battery to a full charge?

When thinking it's getting to be time to ride, I recommend charging the battery with a charger disigned for ATV'S/motorcycles. When the battery is fully charged, take the charger off and test the battery with a load tester. If it passes the load test, attempt to start the bike. If it starts, and there is no further problems, Enjoy the ride till you park it long term again. I might suggest putting a battery tender and very slow trickle chat=rge on during storage

Hope this helps you

Apr 12, 2011 | Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI Heritage...

1 Answer

My Yamaha Virago runs great till the battery dies. I've replaced the battery a couple times, the bike just doesn't keep it charged. I've heard "replace the rectifier regulator" and did that 2 or 3 times....

Sounds like you need to monitor what's going on at the battery. Hook up a volt meter to see if it's charging. Check and clean all connections / plugs. Check connections at key switch. Look over all wiring for shorts or broken wire. Disconnect everything but motor wiring to narrow down the problem. Starter drains battery faster than it can recharge.........
A dead battery will mess up a charging system and a bad charging system will kill a battery.

Aug 11, 2010 | 1997 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX

5 Answers

My bike has a new battery. I ran it a few weeks ago with no problem. Today, it started right up, and then died. When I tried to turn it over, it clicked, and then nothing. I push started it and rode it for...

Did you get your problem fixed. I have a similar one - new battery - started fine several times and now won't start without hooking the battery to either a jump or putting on a charger. If you can help - I am w8bnl at yahoo dot com. Tom - thanks

May 19, 2010 | 1995 Suzuki VS 800 Intruder

2 Answers

My hayabusa is still not charging the battery after the mechanic change the stator.

you may have a faulty reg/rec as well but get the wiring check to the reg/rec to.

Oct 25, 2009 | 2000 Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa

1 Answer

1979 cb750k limited not charging battery / replaced battery same problem

You need to check the voltage Reg/Rec to see if it went bad. If it is ok then check the stator. A quick way to see if it is charging is make sure the battery is fully charged and take a multi meter and set it on dc voltage. Start the bike and put probes on battery +and - terminals. It should read around 12.8 volts. Rev the motor and now it should read 13 to 14 volts.
This tells you that the stator is working correctly and putting out voltage. If the voltage jumps higher than 14 volts or doesn't jump at all then the Reg/Rec is bad.

Oct 17, 2009 | Honda CB 750 Motorcycles

1 Answer

I have vfr nc24 reg rec has fried dodgy battery the culp rit dodgy battery can i still ride to work without it on have charged battery up disconnected reg recterfier i know their will be no charging system...

the bike will run off the battery untill the battery runs out of power a short trip will be ok charge the battery at work and it should be ok for the way home take a spare battery with u just in case.good luck

Oct 01, 2009 | 1985 Honda CBX

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa Logo

260 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts


Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4521 Answers


Level 2 Expert

83 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides