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Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to bench test a rectifier on an 06 GSXR 600. I know my stator is gone but I need to test the rectifier to see if that's next but I'm not sure of the exact wires I need to be testing....

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  • mjenkins638 May 23, 2011

    Yes, I actually do know how it works (and THANKS for the crach course :)) but after over working the battery, charging it was cool for literally a few moments until the stator went. In a nutshell, I plan to replace both the stator and the reg/rec but I won't have the parts in time for my trip this weekend, which is the reason I wanted to test the volts to make sure that when I temporarily replace my stator with a used one that the reg/rec (I have now) will hold just for a few days until I switch everything out next week. I just wanted to know how to determine the life it has left, so I won't be bikeless when I'm out of town and most certainly before I can replace everything next week.

  • mjenkins638 May 24, 2011

    RATS--everything I just typed was erased!!!

    Thanks for the crash course :)...yes, I am aware of how the reg/rec works! Ultimately I am going to replace both the stator and the reg/rec; however, because I need the bike for this weekend, and I will not have the new parts in time before I leave then my temporary fix is to install a used stator but I needed to know how to test the life of my current reg/rec to determine whether I need to replace that now as well.......after overworking my battery this weekend that caused the stator to go and I know the reg/rec won't be too far behind it (maybe)...so I just wanted to test the reg/rec to make sure it will hold just for this weekend......as I know the rule of thumb is-- if I'm replacing the stator then I should the reg/rec too. I already have a stator cover gasket for the new part so I'm good on that part.....I'm just new to somethings and needed a little advice! THANKS a BILLION for your help!!

  • mjenkins638 May 24, 2011

    Mark, you are a 100% correct! Thankfully we are trailing down (to Deals Gap, I must add) but I was just completely BUMMED when I blew my stator and knew I had to replace that and the reg/rec before this trip. It would have happened either way but just freaked out on the thought of me possibly not going because of this issue. My head is calm and leveled now and you’ve made your point VERY clear!! Thank you!!

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You can't really test them, best bet is it always replace both stator and reg/rec. it insures that that both major parts in the charging system is new and working

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  • mjenkins638 May 23, 2011

    THANK YOU!!! I was going to replace the reg/rec anyway but I'm going out of town this weekend and aside from the obvious with my stator being done, if my rectifier was good enough to hold a charge JUST for the weekend then I wanted to see what my odds are until the part comes in and we can replace it next week.......

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    mark woodring May 23, 2011

    I'm not sure if you know how the reg/rec works, i'll give you a crash course. the stator is what makes the electricity (A/C power) you have three legs on your stator. you need to make sure that none of them or grounded or in contact with any of the other three wires. the A/C out put is sent to the reg/rec where is takes it from a/c power to d/c power. then regulates it to 14.5- 15 volts. you can only make a/c power and only store d/c power. the job of reg/rec isn't to store power but to make sure that the power going to the battery is no more the 14.5 and in d/c form. if you need to ride you can make sure your battery is fully charged and keep it charged the more you pull on the battery without charging it the shorter the battery life.

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    mark woodring May 24, 2011

    so heres the low down on the reg/rec it could live it could take out your new stator, its a risk you can take. This is what i would do if i where you but i'm not. i would put the stator in check it. if it's working well and i wanted to ride ( witch i always do ) I'd ride but understand the risk that may happin. if you have a chase car going with you guys take a spare battery, be smart if it doesn't feel right don't do it.
    mark

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    mark woodring May 24, 2011

    Have a great ride, trying hard to get myself. Might the the track with the little girl this weekend. Anyways be safe and have fun, hope everything works out for you

  • mjenkins638 May 24, 2011

    Thank you and I will try. I'm gearing up myself for my track day on the 30th of next month....so I'm hoping to have fun (this weekend) but be semi-prepared, too, for the real deal. Thanks again for all of your help and great advice! Be safe on 2s this season!!

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