Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby CapersZZR » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:36 pm

Good choice to replace it.
I got one on flea-bay for 30 quip about two months ago.
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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby MarkG » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:04 pm

Yes, I think a burnt out winding will do it.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby dantimp » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 pm

There are a couple on there for 30 quid at the moment, but mandp have new ones for 55 quid, so might just get a new one tbh.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby philbut » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:02 pm

Glad you got to the bottom of it in the end. If my new reg rec doesn't sort my problesm, that will be my nest port of call.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby dantimp » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:56 am

Still waiting for my Generator from mandp :evil:

Will I need to put anything on the gasket or do i just fit it dry? Note I have bought a new alternator cover gasket.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby philbut » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:20 pm

so long as both mating surfaces are clean and smooth, you should be fine - I tend to use a very thin smear of instant gasket as it makes it easier to keep the gasket in place whilst you fit it, and also will fill any small scratches etc.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby stooshie73 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:29 pm

Having sadly broken down last week and been carefully taken home by 911 courtesy of my RAC policy I have since had a look around the bike for the problem.

As I was filtering through the traffic the bike gave one tiny stutter and I knew straight away there was a problem. No sooner had I felt that the bike cut out. Pushed bike to the side of the road and tried to restart only to find the battery only had the power to switch the starter solenoid and not the starter itself hence the RAC.

Removed Battery cover and metered found to be 12.6v dropping to 6.3v on ignition. Metered the Alternator phases and all three sat at 0.8 ohms ( Mr Haynes says between 0.4-0.6 ohms but say there test bike read 0.9 ohms on all 3 and was ok )

Next I went to the reg-rec and found this.

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As you can see the yellow wire is burnt out and would bet it has damaged the reg-rec as well. By the green deposits on the wire it to me is a tell tale sign of water ingress. Next step- New reg-rec and try and source a new connector. If anyone knows where to get one please please let me know.
Thanks in advance Stuart.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby philbut » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:12 am

I just had EXACTLY the same issue. My photos are just like yours lol. Must be the colour scheme. I bought a spare loom from a breakers and cut / soldered the connector off. Kawasaki don't do a repair set for that connector and I wanted to do a proper job. Buy some electrical grease and fill the connector with that. I've just been round and done the whole bike after finding a number of connectors with the tell tail green oxidation on. I bought a spare reg/rec anyway so haven't had time to test the old one. You may find it's OK - worth a stab anyway.

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby philbut » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:15 am

Oh, by the way you can easily jump start the bike when this happens and it will keep running provided you keep the revs high enough. I had to do this down the middle of severn sisters road (London) at rush hour. Not fun but got me home. I go for the old run....drop clutch....wait for it to fire....pull clutch bloody quick before you get dragged off down the road ;-)

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Re: Charging Problem, Generator or Rectifier??

Postby dantimp » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:36 pm

I had one burnt connector the same as you. I just connected a new spade connector onto the brunt wire (Cleaned up) and cut away the plastic from the connector block. I bit gash I know but it should do the trick.

Still waiting for my stator from mandp :(

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