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Old 06-25-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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gsxr 600 not charging the battery??

I just bought my first Street bike. a 2009 GSXR600 and it died on me twice already. First it showed a "SD" or "5d" error. I replaced the battery with a new one and that error went away. I took out a electrical checker and put it to the new battery. It read that at first it had a 12.8 v charge which is good but it then kept losing the charge as i reved the bike turned on the lights and turned on the blinkers! This is my first bike so I'm stumped. Can the fuse for the generator have blown out? If so where is it? Is it something else?

If you can be a little specific with answers id greatly appreciate it

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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Re: gsxr 600 not charging the battery??

You need to do further checks on the charging system. You should be getting like 14.5 off the battery while revving bike.

Do a search here, you can download the service manual. It will tell you how to check the stator and regulator/rectifier.
Usually it is one or the other.

Here, try this,
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: gsxr 600 not charging the battery??

theres a recall going on....check for it..
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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The sd or 5d error you got is because the Steering Damper is disconnected. Also put your battery on the charger for 10 hours.

There is a rectifier recall that needs to be done too.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re: gsxr 600 not charging the battery??


There is a similar thread/s on the go at the moment.

From what you are saying: your battery charging rate on the bike is too low, the battery is discharging as the bike runs Ie nothing going back into it.

The ECU is probably shutting down the steering damper to conserve power or there is not enough power to operate it.

You need to investigate further.

The uk Suzuki site lets you input bike reg and vin number to check if any recalls are due/overdue, WARRANTY section of the site. Dont know if the U.S. site has this.

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