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Hi, just joined and already found a ton of useful information in these forums. Last summer, I was preparing for riding season and put my battery on a battery tinder, but I believe it set it on the wrong setting (maybe 12v instead of 2 that it was suppose to be on? I forget).

Now, my battery would die eventually, replace it, last a week or so and smell like sulfur and die. I don't want to repeat this process, but with me improperly charging a batter really wreck my stator/rectifier? I don't have tons of money to throw at it (college), but found a $53 option on eBay.

Also, I found useful guides for checking the status of them, EXCEPT for the servicemanualsgsxr site. I can't find the actual download button anywhere.

Thanks for looking this over.
 

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Odds are your rectifier is done for and allowing over charging the battery, hence the sulfur smell. The $53 option on Ebay will be repeatable as those are cheap Chinese knockoff's. Figure a good quality rectifier alone will be $120-150 plus stator if it is bad as well. The best thing you can do when you replace the rectifier is it to relocate it away from behind the radiator.

servicemanualsgsxr.com was taken down in 2012 by threat of copy right infringement by Suzuki, I don't know what the point of the site is now.
 

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Thank you very much for your response. Appreciate it as I get pretty lost. I'll poke around for those relocation guides because I see people recommend that a lot here. I'm not very technical so wish me luck!
 

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Good luck but you shouldn't need it. If you move it to the side like others have, the wires are long enough so no cutting or splicing required.





 

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Oh wow, okay. That doesn't seem crazy. I assume there's a spot to attach it there already then. Thank you!
 

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Hi, just joined and already found a ton of useful information in these forums. Last summer, I was preparing for riding season and put my battery on a battery tinder, but I believe it set it on the wrong setting (maybe 12v instead of 2 that it was suppose to be on? I forget).
You mean amps, not volts. Motorcycle batteries are 12V with low current.

Now, my battery would die eventually, replace it, last a week or so and smell like sulfur and die. I don't want to repeat this process, but with me improperly charging a batter really wreck my stator/rectifier? I don't have tons of money to throw at it (college), but found a $53 option on eBay.
One of the three parts of the charging system, either stator, R/R, or battery can fuck the others. $53? For what? Nevermind, it doesn't matter- I wouldn't pay $53 for a single part of the charging system.

This is a fix in the hundreds of dollars. Time to start donating semen. It'll run you $40 for a DMM even just to test the parts.

Also, I found useful guides for checking the status of them, EXCEPT for the servicemanualsgsxr site. I can't find the actual download button anywhere.

Thanks for looking this over.
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/269-11-present-gsx-r600-750/754426-gsxr-600-750-11-through-16-service-manual-here-l1-l2-l3-l4-l5-l6.html

Charging system checks are the same.

After buying a DMM, all told, you are looking at $250 to fix this problem, provided the stator didn't shit the bed.
 

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Thank you very much for the information and link. I appreciate you taking the time to write that all up!
 
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