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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a pretty big dilemma; Thursday my bike died on me in the mind of freaking no where. I thought I figured out what it is and replaced the parts. Nothing horrible I changed the battery cause it got overcharge and fried and a volts box (I think that’s what its called) and headlight bulb (it got fried too). I hoped that that was it, but its wasn’t, the box is still getting really hot, and it makes the battery hot too, I don’t know why the bulb went off again. Yesterday it died on me again, it seems like it has a shortage somewhere. Long story short the bike has issues mostly electrical I’m in a blank point.
Don’t know what to do with it, sell it or keep fixing it?
ANY SUGGESTIONS ???

That' what happen when you freaking buy something on the street thinking you getting a deal. I can just laugh in my face now.

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What about your generator that could be the source of the over charge, sorry to hear about your problems and it depends, do you want to speed money possibly sinking more and more into the old bike or just bite it and get a new one, which would you rather pay for?
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Sorry to hear...I know nothing! I am learning as I go, which is why I bought new! Hope everything works out for ya Trish!

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What about your generator that could be the source of the over charge, sorry to hear about your problems and it depends, do you want to speed money possibly sinking more and more into the old bike or just bite it and get a new one, which would you rather pay for?
Of course I would want a new one, just don't quite know if I can afford it, and how hard its going to be to sell this thing I need to get more money then I've paid just because I've put money in it already.
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It's fixable. Do you have the service manual?

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It's fixable. Do you have the service manual?
I do.
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Electrical problems suck... A good trouble shooter should be able to figure it out. Service manual is a +.
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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i dont know much, but i had a similar problem and it was a rectifier regulator problem.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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could it be the flux compacitor? Or maybe the headlight bearing is loose?
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I'll try to find time to come help you Trish. Before the rest of you give me grief again for helping a chick....


a) I'm a retired leghumper
b) Whenever I ask for help on here, I get it. So I like to return the favor when I can. It's good karma

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This should be in a sticky because I post this so many times.

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Take it to the mall and leave the key in it. Go into the movies and watch the new Harry Potter movie. Call the insurance company after the movie, problem solved. PM me if you need wrenching help.
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Take it to the mall and leave the key in it. Go into the movies and watch the new Harry Potter movie. Call the insurance company after the movie, problem solved. PM me if you need wrenching help.
I didn't get a full coverage on this piece of sh**, to expensive.
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On a 13 yo bike, you would not get much back anyways. You can always sell it and get something new with a service plan. If you decide to sell it, PM me.
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I would check the charging voltage. I know that car alternators have a voltage regulator that sets the charging voltage. When they go bad on your car, it can fry all your electronics because it pushes way too much voltage through the electrical. Short circuits will blow fuses and thats always something to keep in mind when looking at electrical problems.
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I would check the charging voltage. I know that car alternators have a voltage regulator that sets the charging voltage. When they go bad on your car, it can fry all your electronics because it pushes way too much voltage through the electrical. Short circuits will blow fuses and thats always something to keep in mind when looking at electrical problems.
I changeg that, it was overcharging and it killed the battery. I bought that and had to buy a new battery, its still getting hot.
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I changeg that, it was overcharging and it killed the battery. I bought that and had to buy a new battery, its still getting hot.
Are you going to use the PDF I posted a link to?

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Are you going to use the PDF I posted a link to?
Yeap, I printed out already just didn't go thru it yet.
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pretty much any problems ive had with any bike...ive been able to go on a forum for that bike and see that others have had the same problem and find the fix.

try www.cbrforum.com or if theres a better forum for cbr's try that. do a search first and if you cant figure it out make a post.

hope you get it fixed soon. bike being down is no fun.

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Yeap, I printed out already just didn't go thru it yet.
Good deal.


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i dont know much, but i had a similar problem and it was a rectifier regulator problem.
BINGO!

Just for your learning, the rectifier converts AC to DC. The Stator produces AC current.

Check your rectifier to see if its burnt up, they do get really hot.

I'm sure you know what the regulator does.

and I doubt you needed a new battery. Do you have a multimeter?

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BINGO!

Just for your learning, the rectifier converts AC to DC. The Stator produces AC current.

Check your rectifier to see if its burnt up, they do get really hot.

I'm sure you know what the regulator does.

and I doubt you needed a new battery. Do you have a multimeter?
I already changed the rectifier and had to get a new battery because it gone bad. It seems like thats not all. For some reason the rectifier (the new one too) gets really really hot and and then the battery gets hot, too. Thats how it started. Yesterday it died on me but still had power, just didn't wanted to started. I had to run it to started after that it seemed fine, and the brand new bulb burn out and that same thing happened in the beginning. So I don't know its wiring or what.
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That flowchart will even tell you if you have a bad connection and where it is.

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That flowchart will even tell you if you have a bad connection and where it is.
I will definately use it & it easy to understand what they're talking about. Thanks
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Recertifiers always get hot. Thats what the fins are for, to dissapate the heat. Battery shouldn't get that hot though at all

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Some of them don't have heatsinks, check to make sure its not charred anywhere. I know you replaced it but it might have burnt up again?
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Some of them don't have heatsinks, check to make sure its not charred anywhere. I know you replaced it but it might have burnt up again?
I hope it didn't cause a use one it $ 70.00.
I've put some silicon on it.
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I don't think that silicone would help dissipate heat? Maybe that would make it watertight. But I would check it again. I put a 80mm computer fan on mine.

Maybe check the charging circuit too.

Follow this link on how to test

http://borg20014.tripod.com/service_sectionm.htm
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And FYI, I thought this thread was gonna be about something totally different. Like that show form Nickelodeon.

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And FYI, I thought this thread was gonna be about something totally different. Like that show form Nickelodeon.

Well suprise, maybe next time
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