Alternator problems - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Performance and Tech Use of this forum is designed for performance discussion, as well as “help me fix it” questions.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2015, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
lookin' for a good time
 
dantheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hanover Park,Ill
Posts: 26
Location: Hanover Park,Ill
Sportbike: '89 zx-10
Years Riding: 18yrs
How you found us: a friend
 
Alternator problems

Recently found out I have some issues with my alternator on a'89 ZX10. Is there any one part of the alternator that the causes the most problems? rectifier? regulator? or does it just boil down to take it out and get tested?
dantheman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2015, 07:32 PM

 
BFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lincolnwood. IL
Posts: 1,322
Location: Lincolnwood. IL
Sportbike: CBR1000/GSXR1000
Years Riding: Not long enough
How you found us: Buddy
           
Send a message via MSN to BFLY
It could be a bad connection or a bad battery ect. testing on the bike till you find the source. A meter will be needed to track it down.

過労死
--------------------------------------------
Brian
Nesba #98
CBR1000
BFLY is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 10:06 AM
Obsessed and Deranged
 
elroy121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: il-west burbs and socal
Posts: 4,646
Location: il-west burbs and socal
Sportbike: SV1000S
Years Riding: too many years
How you found us: dumb luck
           
if you need to guess the rectifier/regulator is usually the first to go, but bad connections are a good possibility too, look for melted plastic
elroy121 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 01:03 PM
Registered User
 
jcc_rr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: South Suburbs
Posts: 329
Location: South Suburbs
           
With a bike that old, almost anything is possible. Taking the strategy of replacing possible broken parts until it's fixed can get expensive and waste lots of money. Better to take an educated approach. There are some pretty good videos on youtube describing the process of testing motorcycle electrical charging components. It's not that difficult.

I did a quick search and found these, I haven't watched them all, so I cant say they are right or wrong, but at least this should get you started or have a better understanding of what you are dealing with.

Good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2LtHlvcqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dINJqxecb28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44hLjPBObYw

2011 Suzuki GSXR750
2001 Suzuki GSXR600
jcc_rr is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
lookin' for a good time
 
dantheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hanover Park,Ill
Posts: 26
Location: Hanover Park,Ill
Sportbike: '89 zx-10
Years Riding: 18yrs
How you found us: a friend
 
Thanks guys for the suggestions
dantheman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome