Question about Yamaha YZF-R6 Motorcycles
Bike will die while riding , turned off bike and in the morning bike would not start. Bike has a new battery and rectifier. What can be the issue ? Bike will start if I jump it with another bike but once I shut it off won't start again
You need to check your charging system, if your stator is bad your battery will not charge. As far as it shutting down while riding that sound like you have an intermittent ground, so check all wire connections.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: bad battery
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.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
check that the side stand is returning to the foldfed position,, they are known to work lose and imobilise the starter mech
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
sounds like the problem is your battery is not charging when you are riding. The most common cause is a faulty regulator / rectifier. Contact a motorcycle wreckers for these parts, or your yamaha dealer.
Easy way to test is, when your bike is running, and the lights start to dim, before the bike shuts down, using a volt meter, test the voltage at the battery terminals, should be about 14V. If faulty rectifier,no charge going in to your battery, then the reading will be low, about only a few volts. If you dont have a volt meter, then any mechanic shop can do this test for you. best to have this done before buying any parts.
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
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