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  1. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    I just have a switched live feed off a rear bulb, and the voltmeter screen on the dash. If the bike isn't getting upto and above 13v when in use I know there is a charging issue so to the check the stator and r/r. Without it i might go out on a long ride and run out of electric mid ride and be stranded. this is the voltmeter https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-12V-Digital-LED-Display-Voltmeter-Voltage-Gauge-Panel-Meter-Car-Motorcycle/132749600474?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=432060755097&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  2. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    To be honest from the reading I’ve done about it, it doesn’t really matter which brand you put on, due to the lack of cooling it will eventually burn up. That’s why they added an extra oil spray on the 8th gen. just get one and expect to have to replace it in future so fit a visible volt meter so you have a warning.
  3. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    thanks. The bike tends to stay put over the weekend to be honest. It's just a commuter. I might stick it on the battery charger for 24 hours so I know its full for monday.
  4. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    this is what i ordered https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/G180.html https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/RR881-Regulator-Rectifier-CBR600-VFR800-CB900F-CBR900RR.html They feely solidly built, but obviously i can't testify for reliability yet, they've only done 25 miles.
  5. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    The battery is brand new. It was the first thing I ordered thinking it was that. Ignition on but engine not running is about 11.7v this morning, and running is 13.6v. I presumed this was because I was starting and stopping a good few times last night when testing the wiring so the battery is probably pretty low. I'll see how it goes over the next week.
  6. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    All done, wired in a small voltmeter that’s stuck under the speedometer so I can keep and eye on it. I did noticed it takes about 5 seconds for the voltage to jump up to 13.6v on idle from 12.4v (ish I was starting and stopping for testing). I guess this is the R/R starting itself up.
  7. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    Update on this. Due to working full time and being a part-time matched better getting it sorted has been in bits and pieces. The new stator is in place, I couldn't find a proper gasket so had to use instant gasket which leaked oil all over the floor, so it all had to come back off and be re-applied. This time leaving it 24 hours before firing up and it seems fine. Test fires with the R/R hanging loose showed a much healthier voltage so I know all is working correctly. Last night I fitted the new R/R to the bike, took a lot longer than I'd like because my soldering iron tip is busted so joining the 3 wires from the stator took longer and resulted in a messier job than I'm happy with. I then found the R/R cables to the batter are about a foot too short and I wasn't fighting with the soldering iron anymore so I went and watched the football (soccer for the Americans on here). New more powerful soldering iron getting picked up today and I should be done tonight. I know the 6th gen R/R is better than the 5th but I have fitted a fan to it too. I figured I have it all apart, it is not going to do any harm and I already have many spare computer fans so at worst it's a waste of 10mins, at best it extends the R/R's life.
  8. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    Ordered from there, means I can get it tomorrow and it'll be back on the road. I'll snip off the stator connector and solder it on with some heat-shrink for a tidier job. I have confirmed with that manufacturer that they have done away with the stock harness and are connecting directly to the battery so that's pretty nice, but the wires do look a bit smaller. How many amps can the R/R put into the battery? I might snip off close to the R/R and replace the wiring with something a bit chunkier.
  9. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    That a good thing or a bad thing? Bare in mind I’m in the uk so getting stuff shipped from America will take longer than I’m happy to wait withou my bike.
  10. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    they shouldn't they are to a website selling this kind of stuff, maybe try right clicking a copy the link, then putting that in the address bar?
  11. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    ding ding ding, we have a winner https://www.dropbox.com/s/nojnips7acnts97/Photo 30-11-2018%2C 21 07 00.jpg?dl=0
  12. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    ok so ive jumped the gun a little I know. New R/R is here and it turns out ive ordered the wrong one. Its for the 5th gen vfr by the looks of the connectors. However now i have it apart the one for the 6th gen looks nothing like what I have in front of me. What I have is the 3 yellow wires, thats the same. but for the other connector mine has 2x red, 2x green and 1x black. The new one has the same minus the black wire. Looking at the photos of the 6th gen it doesnt have a second set, it has a red and black cable direct to the battery. So ive no idea what I have?? this is what ive got in front of me mine this is what ive ordered amd have new. https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/RR53.html this is what the website says i need https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/RR881-Regulator-Rectifier-CBR600-VFR800-CB900F-CBR900RR.html
  13. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    thanks, lots to check out this weekend when I pull it all apart. 2 questions regarding the stator, should I be expecting to spill some oil? Is there multiple part numbers or the same one across the range?
  14. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    Will do that at the same time. Inspection is just a matter of unbolting, checking, re-gasket then bolting back up again isnt it? I was looking at them online and one place said there were multiple versions and to check which you had first. Is there part numbers I should be looking to decide between?
  15. anth85

    battery or stator or both?

    The question is, where the hell is the R/R on the 6th gen. Everything I can find online is for the 5th. I have a haynes manual at home so I'm sure it's in there. But I'd like to know what I'm dealing with.
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