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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

i just picked up a 2000 r6 about a month ago, and i have this weird problem. The first battery went dead about 2 weeks ago. I replaced it and everything worked fine until today. It would crank but it wouldnt start this morning so i plugged it in to my battery tender for like 15 minutes then it started right up. I drove it for about 30 minutes and then tried to start it 5 hours later but same thing happened so someone push started me. what could be draining my battery so quickly? Im pretty sure my rectifier works cause it put out about 13-14 volts around 5k. Would bad coils have anything to do with this? i dont think theyve ever been replaced.
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Re: 2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

i forgot to mention, sometimes in the first 15 minutes of a ride the lights might dim for like a minute and then go back to normal. it might do this a few times at random then itll be fine for the rest of the ride.
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Re: 2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

Check the wiring plug going to your rectifier (it's infront of the battery tray next to the rear shock). there should be 3 white wires in the wiring plug. check to see if the plug or the wiring hasn't melted. its a really common problem.

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Re: 2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

Its the stator...
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Its the stator...
well yeah, i had the same problem and it was my stator on my 01mdl. but its more common to be the rec plug/wiring. check that first anyway, then check the stator.

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Re: 2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

I'm having the same problem with my '08. I have it at the dealer now. I'll post up with the diagnostics report and maybe that will help you. Yamaha is warrantying mine. Just got it and this is already going on.
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I'm having the same problem with my '08. I have it at the dealer now. I'll post up with the diagnostics report and maybe that will help you. Yamaha is warrantying mine. Just got it and this is already going on.
Didn't know your model had the same as the generation 1s...
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Re: 2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

Have had charging issues with mine. The shop is still blaming the battery so am having to buy a new one. This one better charge properly.
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Have had charging issues with mine. The shop is still blaming the battery so am having to buy a new one. This one better charge properly.
Not trying to be funny but your dealship sucks...

You know how batteries work right and what keeps them changed
The Alternator on the car is the same as stator.. Have them check it directly
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Re: 2000 r6, battery keeps dying?

well.. I've had the same problem, bought a new rectifier, bought a new battery, still not working. So now I"m taking the bike to the dealer it's an 01 R6. He thinks it's the stator, as do I, but I also believe the wiring harness could be fried.
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