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1996 Kawasaki ZX-7R suddenly died on highway after braking

About 30 minutes into riding with no problems, I hit the brakes and suddenly lost all electrical. No panel, no ignition, no fuel pump, dead as a doornail. Load tested the battery and it was fully charged. Checked the fuses and they were all normal. Checked all the connectors under the seat, nothing loose. The bike turned over with direct ignition but no signs of life when I turn the key to the ON position. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !!!

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery must have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
2. Faulty alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Faulty main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Faulty system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Faulty ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Faulty CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Fuel tank empty
11. Fuel tank contaminated with ethanol sludge.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, or clogged filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Faulty fuel pump.
15. Faulty pressure regulator.
16. Faulty or clogged fuel injectors.
17. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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Dear hairybikeruk, Pl check your bykes relay. If its not working properly you may face the problem. It stops charging the battery though the battery might be a new one. Thanks.
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You have a poor connectioin somewhere due to corrosion. I would begin by cleaning up the battery poles and the cables there. Then trace each battery wire and clean the other end with special attention to the ground wire where it is connected to the frame. Finally get a can electronic spray from any auto parts store and spray all of the connections in the headlight.

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It is likely that youve popped a fuse
The battery would have to be totalled to behave like that
But it sounds like the battery isnt being charged properly. Make sure the voltage across the batt terminals is at least 13.5v at tickover rising to no more than 15.5v at higher revs
Make sure the battery connections are TIGHT as well
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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

A couple of initial checks (after battery has been fully charged):

  • presence or absence of spark when starting - unplug 1 of the sparkplug wires. Attach a spare known good sparkplug and lay it against any metal part. Crank/start the engine. Chaeck for sparks;
  • try starting with the clutch lever pulled in and/or the sidestand folded up;
  • exercise the 'Kill Switch' and the ignition switch;
  • loosen the drain screws of the carbs.  Note the quality and quantity of fuel that would flow out from the drain hose. Compare between all carbs.
Please postback results of above initial tests.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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FIRST OFF, EVEN THOUGH THE BATTERY IS NEW TO YOU, IT MAY HAVE BEEN ON THE SHELF AT THE DEALER FOR SOME TIIME. VERIFY A GOOD BATTERY WITH THE APPROPRIATE TESTER. AFTER THAT YOU CAN CHECK YOUR STATOR BY VERIFYING CONTINUITY AND OPENS IN THE STATOR HARNESS. EASIER WAY IS TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY AFTER YOU START THE BIKE AND IF IT CONTINUES TO RUN THE STATOR IS LIKELY OK. AND YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE REG/RECT AT THAT POINT. YOU'LL NEED CORRECT MEASUREMENTS FOR THE READOUTS ON THESE TESTS. QUICK CHECK THE STATOR BY TESTING ACROSS THE 3 YELLOW LEADS. YOU SHOULD GET CONT. WITH ANY COMBINATION OF THE THREE WIRES. NOW TEST EASH YELLOW LEAD TO GROUND. THERE SHOULD BE "NO" CONT. BETWEEN ANY YELLOW AND GROUND. IF THERE IS, IT IS SHORTED AND WILL NEED REPLACING.
ON A BIKE OF THIS AGE IT ISNT UNUSUAL FOR THE STARTER BUTTON TO "RESIST" SOMETIMES. THIS IS IN THE PSUH BUTTON ITSELF.SOMETIMES YOU CAN REPAIR THESE CONTACTS AND SOMETIMES YOU CANT. IF IT CLICKS WHEN YOU PRESS THE START BUTTON, THAT COULD BE THE START RELAY OR A BAD WIRE CONNECTION. CHECK THESE ALSO WHEN YOU CHECK YOUR BATTERY!

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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