sherrie, almost 100 percent that its the battery…highly unlikely to be the charging circuit on a newish R1…if the rectifier had gone you would be boiling the battery, if the generator had gone the lights would fade and the battery go flat and the bike stop within a few miles…change the battery and from what you have said all will be good…
Cheapest thing to do is to borrow a multimeter of somebody Sherrie.
You can then check the battery and the charging circuit. Its easy:)
Select DC Volts on the multimeter (up to 20 V), and put the red probe on the +ve and the black on the -ve terminals. If the battery is OK and fully charged it should read around 13 Volts. If not, it could be knackered.:w00t:
Now start the engine and have it idle. Be sure to leave lights and everything off. You will see it rise a little, to about 13,5 V
Now rev it up to 4000 RPM. Now you should see full charge, somewhere in the range of 13,9 and 14,5 Volt.
If this isnt the readings you get there is something wrong with your charging circuit and it will need looking at.
shewoolf where in london are you as you could pop down to MOTOPHYSHO at 83 acton st wc1 and let them check to see if the bike is charging as it will only take ten mins.
and if it not charging they will proberly have a battery in stock,they wont rip you off or tell you that you have to leave it with them,and also they wont say that you need something if you dont.
this is why i use them.
0207 837 0444 as for keith or adam.
oops sorry forgot to say they are open till 7pm weekdays.
Hi Sherrie! I agree with Tom- get the reg/rec checked first otherwise you could end up wasting £80 on a new battery like I did when Wandsworth Honda (since closed down!) advised me that they had checked the reg/rec but hadn’t!
Depends if they fail open or closed…one boils the battery as you get neat ac power to your DC battery…unusual but can happen, the other is no charge at all hence the dead battery…genys dont go on new bikes…not very often anyway…and to be fair rectifiers do go but on a new bike doubt it…Sherrie take it to your local battery dealer they will test the battery in two seconds flat…if its good then do some more searching if it isnt get a new battery…given what you have said still think its the battery…you would notice the bike lights slowly getting dimmer and dimmer during the ride, even when you rev the engine you would not notice the lights getting brioghter again… the indicators would get slower and slower, etc etc if it was anything other than a duff battery…
Call in the FD’s, The bikes dead!!! Only kiddin hun, Hope you resolve the issue, Guess what… Just got in from work to see I have left my parking lights on all frightfully day long so now I got no battery too. Jeez… :hehe: