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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

I'm dealing with a situation that started out with a dying battery that produced a FI code and wouldn't start. I replaced the battery and the bike started right up...I took it for a spin and let it idle for a bit (It's been awhile since I rode the bike). I turned it off for awhile and when I came back to start it up again it wouldn't start.

The battery is good...when I turn the key the cluster lights up, but the one thing I def noticed is that the bike doesn't make a "charging" sound when I turn the key on. So...the battery is good, but no sound and no cranking.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 06:48 PM
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

The charging sound is your fuel pump... it won't click on unless your battery is in tip top shape, and your bike won't start. You might have a problem with your stator not generating a charge, since it sounds like your new battery is dead already.
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

Thanks for replying...

There isn't any issues with the new battery and I kinda figured that sound was my fuel pump, but when I checked the fuel fuse and it wasn't blown I unofficially ruled it out.

I was reading a bunch of these postings and saw the problems everyone was having with the stators.

Let's say if the stator was bad...would that inhibit the fuel pump from activating? Also, if the stator was ok but the fuel pump itself was bad...would that prevent the bike from even trying to crank?

Ughhhh...
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

If the stator (or any other part of the charging system) is no good, then your battery won't be getting charged.

Just cos your lights come on doesn't mean there is enough charge in the battery to turn the bike over.
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

did you add on any new electrical items?
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

Nope...nothing new. The battery is holding at 12.5V
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 10:03 PM
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

Is "CHEC" displayed? If so it might be the kill switch activiated somehow.
The clutch switch can also keep it from cranking but the fuel pump would still cycle.
Do the lights dim when you hit the starter button? If so probably bad battery connections.
Sorry, but you haven't provided enough info to guess further.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

rv6john...sorry, i'm new at these forums.

The check light is displayed and the lights do dim slightly when I hit the starter button. The new battery came with these brass spacers that i never seen before...maybe those are preventing an ideal connection. When I try to start the bike it def acts like the kill switch is activated...any idea how to see if that's the issue?
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Nope...nothing new. The battery is holding at 12.5V
How are you checking the battery? Just cos it reads 12v doesn't mean squat if you're not testing it under load.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

I used a voltmeter across the battery terminals when the ignition is on and while I'm depressing the starter switch. The voltage goes up slightly when under load
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

try jumping it with a car.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Why would I wanna jump it with a car? The battery is providing sufficient voltage under the load of starting...
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just try it it takes 2 seconds
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

Just chiming in because I have the same problem. If I have the bike on a battery tender or give it a jump, bike runs fine... If I stop and get gas and need to start, I hold the starter down a little longer to get the engine to turn over, but it runs.

But, basically, the bike only starts if it's on a tender or gets a jump. What's odd is, I went to put in a new battery just in case it was my old one... and the bike wouldn't start on the new one. (???)

After reading, it looks like I might be in for the rectifier/stator issue too... Can there be anything either one of us has overlooked? And how is it possible a new battery wouldn't allow the bike to turn over?

(old battery is back in, voltometer tested fine, still holds a charge, etc).
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

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try jumping it with a car.
That's a real cock move...
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Just chiming in because I have the same problem. If I have the bike on a battery tender or give it a jump, bike runs fine... If I stop and get gas and need to start, I hold the starter down a little longer to get the engine to turn over, but it runs.

But, basically, the bike only starts if it's on a tender or gets a jump. What's odd is, I went to put in a new battery just in case it was my old one... and the bike wouldn't start on the new one. (???)

After reading, it looks like I might be in for the rectifier/stator issue too... Can there be anything either one of us has overlooked? And how is it possible a new battery wouldn't allow the bike to turn over?

(old battery is back in, voltometer tested fine, still holds a charge, etc).
its common for new batteries to be very low. what you should do when you gte a new battery is charge it fully then install it
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

i am also having the same issue. if you find out what the problem is please post it. I have only had my bike about a month. I know my original problem was the Regulator/Rectifier went out. I replaced that and the stator and I still can't get my bike to start.
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

How many volts on your battery? A bad rectifier and/or stator wont cause the bike not to start.
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

Have you checked the simple stuff first? Make sure the bike is in neutral while trying to start it, make sure the kickstand switch isn't all gunked up, and make sure the fuel pump fuse and other fuses are good.
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Re: 2006 GSXR 600 Has Good Charge but Won't Start

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Ok so I replaced the battery and I've been checking the relays and so far I haven't found any bad. After putting the new battery in as soon as I turn the key on the 10amp ignition fuse is blowing. Any suggestions. The fuel pump relay is good. I'm not sure what other relay it is under the hood on the air filter but that relay is good.
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