Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: southern indiana
I've searched and searched and brought up more questions. 2007 10r btw.
Rode about 3 tanks of gas thru the bike in 2 days, then last night take it out, fill it up and ride on, 10 miles later dash starts dimming, FI light comes on, and bike dies, wont re-start. I go home get the trailer and take it to the garage to work on it. I check all connections to fuel pump, batteries, etc and re-charge the battery (interstate batt purchased 10-09)
Battery was on charger about 45min, I ride home 20 miles on interstate, 3 miles before my house it does the same thing. (1:30am btw, grrr) I push it home and stick it on the battery tender. Today i take the battery to load test it and it tests fine.
I assume stator, but didnt hear any of the whine noice that it usually accompanies.
Question is, if battery was dead from trying to start it and just a 45min 2 amp charge would it not have stayed charged enough to get it home, or would it still draw more than the bike could produce?
I'll test stator and rectifier tonight. Rumor is if one goes bad, replace them both? any other ideas? I'm also going to take the bike out with a full charge on the battery and see how long it runs. Any idea if the stator is bad how long it will last? Or if the stator is bad (meaning I was going to ride first and take the easy way out before testing it) is this a horrible idea? any more damage, etc?
Last edited by chogue; 06-24-2010 at 02:50 PM.