Question about 2000 kawasaki ZX-12R
Hi Ccjr82, the washing of the bike should have nothing to do with the failing voltage regulator, the bike is designed to be driven in rain. My guess is you may have a bad battery ground connection to the frame or broken cable end in the harness, or weak alternator and for more information about your question please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your charging system should be checked. It should put out 13-14.5 volts to charge the battery. How is you battery? Does it run down a lot? If so its because the battery system is not getting charged. Try changing the voltage regulator first then look at a burned stator.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
Common problem with poor quality parts, the regulator is the problem, the generator is working other wise you would not have fried the wiring, you answered your own question. someone telling porkies to get more money from unsuspecting client?
The regulator controls the voltage not the generator, the generator only supplys the voltage it cannot overcharge unless the regulator is not working properly, simple!
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
yes, it could be the regulator or the stator in the alternator.
To check the regulator, fully charge your battery and reinstall it in the bike. Now connect a DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) "across" the battery by connecting the red meter lead to the positive post of the battery and the black meter lead to the negative post of the battery. Put the meter's function selector in DC VOLTS, 20 VOLT OR GREATER range. Start the engine and bring the engine to a high idle. The meter should read 14.5-15.0 volts. If not, you need to check the stator.
Find the stator plug where the regulator wires plug into the engine cases in the front of the engine. Unplug the wires and look into the engine side of the plug. there will be two contacts. this is where we'll be testing the output voltage. Put your meter's function selector switch in AC VOLTS, 50 VOLTS OR GREATER RANGE. Notice this time you're measuring AC VOLTAGE not DC voltage. Start the engine and bring it to a high idle. Stick one meter lead (either one) into on contact in the engine side of the plug and the other lead into the other contact. Do not allow the probes to touch each other or the side of the case. You should be reading at least 30 volts at a high idle rpm. If you are, then the regulator is bad. If you are not reading at least 30 volts, your stator is bad and must be replaced.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
Usually a bad regulator will only cause problems with charging...
Sounds like you've got a short somewhere in the wiring...I'd start by checking the ignition switch wiring and the connections going into the fuse box.
Posted on Mar 20, 2012
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