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kayjayen

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kayjayen says:

VTR - PROBLEM PLEASE HELP!!

Hi - Hopefully someone can help me out with a problem with my VTR 1000F (1999).

 

The initial problem started with the battery not charging, i could start it using jump leads and following that ride the bike, but if i allowed the bike to tick over/idle at traffic lights for example it would just cut out.

Made a few checks using multimeter, as shown in the haynes manual, and I found a current leakage problem in the 10A circuit, which, accordinig to the circuit diagram in the manual, was related to the odometer/tachometer. So I removed the fuse and the bike seemed to be ok - So I left it out.

What seemed strange was that the odometer/mileometer and the speedometer seemed to work ok......which seemed a little strange.

After riding the bike (fuse is still out) for about 15 - 20 miles, with no apparent problems, with the exception that on stopping at trafiic lights a couple of times I thought i could spell oil or something similar, however on both occassions there were roadworks going on with tarmac lorries in the close vicinity, so I put it down to that. AFter the 15 - 20 miles the speedomer stopped working at the same time the odometer/speedometer also stopped working and after about 10/20 seconds the bike cut out, and there seemed to be an oil related smell!!

I havent tried to start the bike - but am going to collect this afternoon!!

 

ANY IDEAS ON WHERE I MAY START TO LOOK FOR THE PROBLEM WOULD BE REALLY APPRECIATED

 

Regards

Kevin N

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

battery

The battery is not holding charge and could have been cooked with a faulty reg/rec as k.c.m.c. says,you could still check the voltage at 4/5000 rpm with that duff battery to see if it`s overcharging at 14.5v +.

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jaffa90

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kayjayen

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kayjayen says:

vtr problem

Thanks for that, will try as you suggest this weekend. I thought the battery may be knackered when it showed the .4v loss in an hour, I guess that would mean if it was left overnight by the morning the battery would be way under voltage.

Thanks again - seems like I am into a new battery at least

 

 

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kayjayen

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kayjayen says:

vtr problem

Thanks for that, will try as you suggest this weekend. I thought the battery may be knackered when it showed the .4v loss in an hour, I guess that would mean if it was left overnight by the morning the battery would be way under voltage.

Thanks again - seems like I am into a new battery at least

 

 

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fuzzrr

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fuzzrr says:

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How hard can this be???

Charge your battery up and get the bike running. Put a multi meter accross the battery terminals and it should read between 12.5v and 13v at idle. Raise the revs and the charge rate should go up nearer the 14v mark. If it doesnt, your rectifier is f*cked, and you will need to change that along with the battery.  There is no point chucking a battery on without checking this, as you will just f*ck up another battery.

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kayjayen

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kayjayen says:

VTR

Jaffa - Just a quick one to thank you for your help, found that voltage regulator needs replacing looking for one on line.

As for origina problem - odometer circuit drawing around 0.5 A.....will worry about that once the main issue sorted. Thanks again

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

AHEM

I think you may find i told you that as a first post:mad:

dearie dearie me

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andyfraser666

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battery keeps discharging

I have the same problem, readings as follows

No Load on battery 13.48V
@ Idle (1200rpm) 14.45V
@5000 rpm 13.4V

Also when earth disconnected i get a reading of 5.42 on the 20m scale of my meter.

I've tried disconnecting each fuse, only one lowers the reading but only a small amount to 4.29 on same scale.

Any thoughts (got a datatool alarm on it at mo)

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

reg/rec

Kevin,full credit to k.c.m.c.,after all he`s a top man motorcycle technician from down under on $1500 a week. 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

andy

The voltage at 4/5000 revs should be more than the voltage on tick over,are your readings the wrong way round? Also your drainage of 5.42 m/amps on the earth side is high,so what`s the power needed for Datatool in all modes? 

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