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Old 11-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help please with this charging problem

I have a Daytona 600 and the battery drains at idle. I have had a brand new reg/rec and stator fitted. Also just fitted a new ignition relay. I have had the two earths from the battery and the ignition relay checked and they are fine also.

Now when the bike is idling the battery voltage is low twelves and dropping till it is completely flat, but at 3000rpm or above the voltage reads at least 14.5v.

I can take her for a run and she is fine until I have to stop for fuel/check tyre pressures and after idling for maybe 5 minutes the dash starts to flash again as the battery is draining.

Also the battery is brand new.

Anyone any ideas what to check next.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Where did you get the stator?
It does not appear to be producing adequate voltage until high rpm

However it should run for more than 5 mins without draining even with generating system completely disconnected - that suggests your battery is suspect (or at least not fully charged after short run)
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What type of ignition relay?
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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New update.

Checked the battery volts after a good run today and they were at 13.2 and continually dropping. Disconnected the headlights and it shot up to 15.3 and maintained this voltage.

Does this suggest that is where the problem is.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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15.3 is pretty damn high. Do you have any aftermarket lighting on your bike? Also, with a full charge, you should be able to ride for hours on just the battery before it dies.


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Old 11-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are your headlights stuck on high beam?
I found that the charging circuit on my D6 could just cope with low beam on the 2 lights, and as soon as you hit the pass button at idle the voltage will start dropping. I just put in a cheap eBay LED headlight on one side so i have 2 lights still on low beam, but high beam makes the LED turn off.
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....Disconnected the headlights and it shot up to 15.3 and maintained this voltage... .
Regulator is no good - should not go over ~ 14.5 even with reduced load.

Check another meter to be sure that the one you are using is not way off cal (which would make your other readings even lower)
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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At 15+ volts, you're cooking your battery. It'll fail in no time and spill acid all over the place.


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Old 11-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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+1, yea that's not good.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Its a brand new regulator and stator and battery
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