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    Default 2008 Yamaha WR250X bad battery?

    Picked her up in mid jan for $2900. Then and Now.
    Rode her only on the weekends for a month then the battery died. Took battery to autozone to get it recharged.
    2 weeks after this, it died again.
    Was set to buy a new battery but was advised to check the stator and R/R, I found this. http://i.imgur.com/Ej5ni6b.jpg

    I replaced it http://i.imgur.com/A42AxCz.jpg
    and went ahead and replaced the R/R as well. Battery was dead once it was all installed so I plugged her up to me cheap Battery Maintainer I got at walmart for $20
    Figured it would give it enough juice to go and give the stator a chance to charge her right up(at least that's how I think it works). Took her out today and she ran well until I got about 4mi or 30min on her and the she died on me, good thing I wasn't on a big busy road. I barley got her back home.

    Thoughts? I was thinking of taking the battery to autozone again and if it dies, I would get a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorXavier View Post
    Picked her up in mid jan for $2900. Then and Now.
    Rode her only on the weekends for a month then the battery died. Took battery to autozone to get it recharged.
    2 weeks after this, it died again.
    Was set to buy a new battery but was advised to check the stator and R/R, I found this. http://i.imgur.com/Ej5ni6b.jpg

    I replaced it http://i.imgur.com/A42AxCz.jpg
    and went ahead and replaced the R/R as well. Battery was dead once it was all installed so I plugged her up to me cheap Battery Maintainer I got at walmart for $20
    Figured it would give it enough juice to go and give the stator a chance to charge her right up(at least that's how I think it works). Took her out today and she ran well until I got about 4mi or 30min on her and the she died on me, good thing I wasn't on a big busy road. I barley got her back home.

    Thoughts? I was thinking of taking the battery to autozone again and if it dies, I would get a new one.
    Instead of replacing parts over and over why not test the voltage so you actually know where to begin. If u buy cheap parts it won't last long only about 4 miles ( lol just a joke)...
    what do I do..build/repair/engine swap/sell aftermarket and factory parts/used parts/make custom decals/screen printing/ banners/business cards/promo pinback,magnets,mirrors buttons for all occasions/embroidery coming soon Insurance work welcome...

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    Default Re: 2008 Yamaha WR250X bad battery?

    best battery i've bought ...
    motorbatt.
    gel,
    higher cranking amps
    70 to 80 bucks.,
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippylong View Post
    best battery i've bought ...
    motorbatt.
    gel,
    higher cranking amps
    70 to 80 bucks.,
    I was thinking of going with Shorai for the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorXavier View Post
    Yeah, I got the stator from amazon for $40 and regulator for $28. I am on a student budget, so I can't go all out.
    I bought a voltmeter, that's how I found out the stator was not working as it should.
    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorXavier View Post
    I was thinking of going with Shorai for the battery.
    I think there is. contradiction there - spoken like a true motorcycle addict there

    If you let the voltage drop too low on a shoria you will ruin it. If you need a 'practice' battery till you sort it out I have one you can borrow. It will only cost you the gas to get to my house so I can check yer bike out. If you on fresno state campus I can haul it to work with me but I'll still need ta see the bike ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by montibank View Post
    I think there is. contradiction there - spoken like a true motorcycle addict there

    If you let the voltage drop too low on a shoria you will ruin it. If you need a 'practice' battery till you sort it out I have one you can borrow. It will only cost you the gas to get to my house so I can check yer bike out. If you on fresno state campus I can haul it to work with me but I'll still need ta see the bike ;p
    oops, little too late. I got a new battery on it and it still died. like it did with the old battery when I charged it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF Boyz View Post
    Instead of replacing parts over and over why not test the voltage so you actually know where to begin. If u buy cheap parts it won't last long only about 4 miles ( lol just a joke)...
    Yeah, I got the stator from amazon for $40 and regulator for $28. I am on a student budget, so I can't go all out.
    I bought a voltmeter, that's how I found out the stator was not working as it should.

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