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Not charging the bike volts r 11.7 - 1995 Yamaha FZR 600

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  • dragbike May 11, 2010

    we sell loads of voltage regulators for these, you can get it tested, if knackered make sure you change the battery as well. if regulator packs up will let AC instead of DC through to battery and cook it.

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Appears to be charging quite heavy. The lowerthe voltage the higher the amperage. Ck batt water level and cable connections.Chances are, your battery is bad.

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Sounds close.

The faster the engine's RPMs, the faster the alternator spins, causing the voltage to increase.
The voltage regulator (as the name implies), regulates the voltage coming from the alternator, and going into the electrical system.
Factory instrument gauges are not alway accurate, and more so just gives you a rough idea of what is going on.
A better test is to get a DC voltmeter, and connect to the battery terminals and see what's going on.
At idle, should be about 11-12-13 volts.
When the engine is reved, it should never go above 14-15 volts.

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On a good battery you should have 12-13 volts without the bike running. When starting the bike your voltage should not drop below 11 volts. After the bike is running your voltage should be somewhere between 13-15 volts. All of these readings should be taken at the battery posts. Also if you have individual caps on each of the openings of the battery check your water level. It should be to the upper line if not fill with distilled water.

If after starting your bike and the voltage is still low make sure both ends of each battery cable is clean. If clean your problem sounds like the charging system and you might need a new generator.

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Hi Anonymous, perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12 volts or better after charging.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at both ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8EjV0IjW9Q
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
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Trx 850 battery wsa going flat had to charge to get going a couple of times.Sure enough it failed totally making the start relay chatter.Fit new battery still will not start bike is gettig fuel &...


Pull the spark plugs then go get a fresh set. The bike is probably flooding out. Clean the air filter then spray starting fluid into the filter. Be sure there is gas in the tank and the fuel valve is open.

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After leaving the last gas stop returning from a 1700 mile ride, the check eng light came on, the volt meter read 8-9 volts. Shut off the passing lights and the volt meter slowly rose to 11-12 volts. Next...


Ok, let's check the charging system. The battery is easy. Take the battery out of the bike and take it to an automotive parts store. Ask them to load test the battery for you. If the battery is over two years old, it could need replacing.

Once you're sure the battery is good and it is FULLY CHARGED, we can test the rest of the system. You'll need a DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) to check the system. With the battery back in the bike, connect the DVOM across the battery. Red meter lead to the positive terminal of the battery, black meter lead to the negative. Put the meter's function selector switch in DC VOLTS, 20 VOLTS or greater. Start the bike and bring it to a high idle. The meter should read 14.5 - 15.0 volts.

Now, to test the stator, follow the wires from your regulator down to where it goes into the engine cases. Disconnect the connector and look into the engine side of it. You'll see two metal contacts down in there. Set you meter's function selector to AC VOLTS, 50 VOLTS or greater. Start the engine and bring it to a high idle. Touch each one of the metal contacts down in the engine side of the connector with a meter probe. It makes not difference since we're measuring AC voltage at this point. The meter should read at least 30 volts.

Now, if the alternator (stator test) does not put out at least thirty volts, the stator is bad and needs to be replaced. If the alternator does check good but not enough voltage at the battery, your regulator may be the culprit. Make sure all connections are clean and tight and that the body of the regulator is grounded good. Recheck the test at the battery. If it still fails, replace the regulator.

Now, I've seen may problems such as your's that are intermittant. In other words, the problem is here on minute and gone the next. I fought that on one bike for over a year until we finally replaced the entire charging system and fixed it. If your bike proves to be doing that, you may wish to consider that option. Fix the thing and be done with it. I wouldn't buy the rotor, just the stator and the regulator.

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Check output of battery when bike is idling.
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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.

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