Gixxer 750 won't hold charge

  #1  
Old 11-04-2008, 07:26 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Default Gixxer 750 won't hold charge

I just bought a used 750 and the battery doesn't seem to hold a charge. Once its charged it runs fine for a day or 2 then dies. Is this just a battery issue or could it be my alternator?

Thanks,
Fred
 
  #2  
Old 11-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location:
Posts: 49
Default RE: Gixxer 750 won't hold charge

Hi Fred,

Make sure your battery is fully charged. What is the resting voltage? It should be around 12.5 volts or better. Start your bike. What is the idle voltage? Hopefully it's 13v or better. Rev your bike to around 4000rpm. The voltage should be 14v or better. If your voltages measure low, it could be the rectifier/regulator or the stator. Further testing is necessary. Make sure all of your electrical connections and grounds are clean. You can also have your battery load tested at a shop or auto parts store.

"The Stator Papers" is based on the older Suzuki GS bikes, but the principles are the same. Check it out here: http://www.thegsresources.com/garage/gs_statorfacts.htm

Your manual should have a testing procedure specific to your bike to determine if the stator (generator), r/r, battery, or other component is at fault.

Thank you for your indulgence,

BassCliff
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
robinhood024
General Motorcycle Tech
1
09-27-2008 12:27 AM
wheeliethis
600, 750
0
07-03-2007 11:32 AM
stefangsxr750
GS500F, GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, GSX-R600
0
04-15-2007 04:34 PM
jondell6sic6
Suzuki Sportbikes
0
08-01-2006 11:55 AM
djeagle62
GS500F, GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, GSX-R600
5
07-12-2005 07:53 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Gixxer 750 won't hold charge


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.