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I have 2001 r6 and when i charge the battery on a charger it says it is fully charged but when i go to start the bike it still is dead and the cables are clean any help

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Check the fuses. Check the battery with a hydrometer. Barring that, short across the battery terminals to check the level of spark. Check the ignition switch and all kill switches with a volt ohmmeter. Chances are that the battery just will no longer take a charge.

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2006 Honda Nighthawk 250 hooked up my battery charger backward

Hi, Roger if your battery out of your bike when it is completely dead and you hook up the battery charger backward your battery will charge fully except the poles will be backward, the Positive pole is now the Negative pole and the Negative pole is now the Positive pole. If you install the battery not knowing the poles have been reversed you will blow the main circuit fuse or circuit breaker on the bike.
If you tried charging the battery while it was still hooked up to the bike it will do the same thing to the fuse or circuit breaker in the battery charger. Most battery chargers have some type of warning light or buzzer alerting you to the fact that the cables are hooked up backward.
If your battery is fully charged backward take it out of the bike hook it to a headlight and let it drain until the voltage reads zero, this may take a couple of days, then recharge it slowly with a trickle charger or a regular battery charger at 1 or 2 amps for 24 hours and you will be good to go.
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Battery will not fully charge. is replacement battery available?

You need a new battery if your alternator is putting out 14.5 volts you can try a charger just make sure you disconnect both cables and try a charge of a charger if it still doesn't take you most likely have a dead cell which may as well be a dead no good battery

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No electrical power on my 03 yamaha R6 with a brand new fully charged battery

Hi, Brian and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
5. Tip over sensor needs a reset.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
9. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
10. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
11. Check for engine trouble codes.
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I have a 2001 Yamaha R6, I'm having troubles

Without having a good battery that is fully charged and a load tester like they have at autozone your not going to find out. But the good news is that you can charge your battery and then take the bike there and they can check your charging system for you there for free.

May 09, 2012 | 2001 Yamaha YZF-R6

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2008 yamaha R6 YZF: i have to use jumper cables everytime to start it everytime. i brought battery to be tested. they said battery was good, and recomended a charger. i purchased charger and charged over...

It sounds like the battery you are using doesn't supply enough power to start the bike. Using jumper cables starts the bike because of the additional power you are supplying it. Make sure you are using the correct battery. Check to see if there is a more powerful battery available for purchase.

You have many options.
-bring it to a dealership and have them charge / test it.
-buy a charger yourself and charge it.
-buy a trickle charger and charge it yourself.
-buy a brand new battery and not worry about it for a couple years

Feb 17, 2011 | Yamaha YZF-R6 Motorcycles

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I try to start the bike kill switch is on. all i hear is tickin under seat. the last few days bike has had a lazy start. just got it tuned up completely even put new clutch

Sounds like your battery is run down and the starter relay is clicking. Put it on a charger and see if it will start. If the battery doesn't hold a charge, it may be time for a new one.

Jan 29, 2011 | 2001 Yamaha YZF-R6

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I just put my battery in the bike. I went to start it up, it powered up but when I went to start it up it clicked off.

The battery has to be fully charged on a trickle charger before putting it into the bike. The charging system in a bike is small compared to a car and does not keep the battery fully charged. Therefore, it is a good idea to put a trickle charger on it when it is idle.

Mar 25, 2010 | 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6

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Bike was left on and battery fully discharged. It

Were you having trouble with the battery before this incident? If not, then charge the battery with a charger...NOT a trickle charger...for 12 hours. After this, check the voltage with a volt-ohm meter, it should read 12v -14v. Install in the bike, connect and check it again with the volt-ohm meter, it should hold the same reading as off the bike.

Try to start the bike, if it starts, check the battery again, now it should read 14v or a little more. Turn everything off and try to start it again. If it starts, the battery is still good but don't leave it on like that anymore.

If you get anything less than 12v after ther charge, the battery most likely has a dead cell and needs to be replaced.

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Bike wont charge?


If you haven't put a new, properly charged battery already, do so.

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Aug 27, 2009 | 2001 Yamaha YZF-R6

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Batteries dead

You bike is equipped with a 12 volt battery. The best way to charge these is to use an automatic charger that will shut off when battery is fully charged. I usually charge mine on the 2 amp setting (trickle).
Depending on the charger, you may need to pick up some smaller clamps as most chargers' clamps are too big to clamp on motorcycle battery posts.
Hope this helps

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