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Unread 08-27-2009, 09:21 PM
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Default 90 CBR 600 questions

Hi, I am a new rider. I got a 90 CBR 600 f for my first bike and love it so far. My bike is naked and rough so I'm probably going to make it a street fighter, I think they're sweet.

The other day i rode to work with no problems at all. When i went to go home my bike would not start. I got nothing when i hit the start button. It would not even crank. I spent hours today working on it. i replaced the celinoid, checked the battery cables, and cleaned all the connections for both. It fired up once and died again. After that would not crank again. Then we jumped it and it stayed running.

I'm under the impression that the charging system is bad.

If anyone can relate to this or help in any way it would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 08-27-2009, 10:54 PM
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Are you getting power when its turned on? Whats the volts your getting in your battery when the bike is off, on, and trying to start? Is the head light shutting off when you crank it (the head light normally turns off when cranking these bikes)
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Unread 08-28-2009, 06:30 AM
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I am not sure of the volts. i did just put a battery in 3 days ago though. The headlight does not turn off but does get very weak along with all of the gauge lites. And the bike stayed running long enough for me to take it on a 15min. ride with no problems.
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sounds like a RR. I would take a good multimeter and check voltages at the battery (while cranking, just sitting, at idle, at 2000 rpms) these numbers can tell you alot of information!!!
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sounds like its not charging the battery.

bench charge your battery, then put it in your bike and start it up. while at 2000rpm you should be getting a reading somewhere around 14v.
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Hi there. I too have had the same problems with my bike. I know it's been a long while since you posted, hopefully, you've fixed the problems. If not here's what I did. Everyone else is right,
First get yourself a multi-meter & see what you get for a reading. New battery should read a solid 12+V. if not charge the battery.
Second, with the bike running, take another reading, you should be getting between 13V & 14V.
Third, Turn the bike off, take the key out. Disconnect the NEGATIVE battery lead. Place the NEG terminal of your meter to the NEG post of the battery and the POS terminal of the meter to the NEG battery lead. Your reading now should be .1 or less. If it's any higher, you've got whats known as a "static drain". To find the drain, with the meter still connected (you may need an extra set of hands) start pulling the fuses one by one. When the reading drops to .1, there's your problem.
The last thing I checked was my Regulator/Rectifier. Now this is a pain in the ass to get to because it's under the fuel tank.
If all of these things are working properly, then yes it's you charging system.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:01 PM
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They are great starter bikes, a few guys here in town ride them everywhere. I actually wanted to pick on up to ride as a daily commuter bike back and forth to work and school. The 929 starts to hurt the back with me being leaned over so much all the time.
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I also have found that wet batteries are better. They seem to hold a charge better when sitting, and can generally take more mistreatment. You might want to add a negative wire from you reg/rec to you battery's frame ground.. Its a must on VFR's and probably not a bad idea for most older bikes. And make sure your battery cables aren't rotted, loose, corroded.
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