hello!! i have a 2001 rc and i am having battery problems. i have had my stator checked out and changed the votlage regulator on it. the next thing the want to change out is my ignitor!! i dont really know much about this bike and do not have a book on it. any help on this would be greatly appriciated. im ready to start riding it again. its been months now!! please help
Charging circuit is:
Using a good, healthy battery mounted on the bike, start your engine.
Using a volt meter, at DC scale, measure the voltage between the battery's terminals. You should read 13,5 to 14,3V at idle with your lights off (pull the headlight's plug off if you cannot switch it off).
With your high beam on you should read 13,2 to 13,8V
Reving the engine at 4500rpm you shouldn't exceed 14,8V in any case of the above.
Again at idle, switch the volt meter at AC scale and measure the three yellow cables coming from the stator at the rectifier's plug (don't unplug it though). Each one against the other two. You should read 14V more or less at idle (not less than 13V) and when reving at 4500rpm you should read close to 20V.
Tell us what you've found.