Join Date: Jul 2012
Motorcycle: 2007 GSX-R 600
Battery doesn't charge while riding. Dies and wont start until battery is placed...
The other day out of nowhere, by bike goes dead. Like I rode it everywhere, and then I parked it, and two second later after deciding on a better parking space, it wont start. Won't even turn over. Friend jumpstarts it. It runs and then dies at our next stop (lucky we even got there). After that, won't it can't be jump started.
Friend goes and brings me their battery... replaces it... bike works fine we assume my battery was faulty. I get home, park the bike, try to cut it back on like 2 min later, won't start.
We began to assume it must be the stator of the rectifier...
Friend suggested disconnecting my alarm from the battery.
So I disconnected it, fully charged the battery, and rode the bike to my friends place. Once I got there (with no troubles even though it was like an 75 minute ride), we hooked it up to the charger for good measure, but my friend has a much smaller trickle charger so it didn't do much. Now it seems to be acting fine. I rode it all around town and at no point did the bike attempt not to start.
It might not start tomorrow after sitting over night... but it doesn't seem to be showing any of the prior symptoms.
Could a motorcycle alarm cause a problem that would prevent the battery from receiving a proper charge via the bike? I've had the alarm installed for about a month or so I've been using it more regularly recently.... but still this is a first. I've heard the gsxr's have a knack for the stator and rectifier going bad or something... but I hope it was just something funny with the alarm.
Any insight or similar situations?