I know things... A lot of things.
Join Date: Feb 2015
Motorcycle: GSXR 750 K4
Re: Bike not charging... help!!
The generator doesn't really do anything until after you've started the engine, so if the bike is "completely dead" it can't really be the cause, at least not the immediate cause. I find it also hard to understand how replacing it would bring the bike back to life, unless either your "completely dead" is not really complete, or you replaced the battery as well. Try going through the troubleshooting process in the service manual, measuring the output of the stator, then the R/R. If both check out OK, but you still aren't getting >14V on the battery at 5000rpm, check the condition of the wiring between R/R and battery, looking for overheated, warped, melted, corroded, loosely fitting or dirty contacts and wiring.