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I'm new new here. I've got a 2003 zx6r that keeps dieing out.. I used the search button but didn't find what I needed. It has a new stator and a new voltage regulator and the battery tested good. Am I missing something I'm on the 2nd set
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How does it die? Does it start back up?

We need more info man!
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I'm new new here. I've got a 2003 zx6r that keeps dieing out.. I used the search button but didn't find what I needed. It has a new stator and a new voltage regulator and the battery tested good. Am I missing something I'm on the 2nd set
'Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' -- Albert Einstein.

I'm guessing you haven't downloaded the shop manual for your bike, may not have a multimeter, and are trying to solve an electrical problem by throwing wads of money at your bike.

If you let the magic smoke out of enough parts, you may eventually find the issue..... or you could take a logical approach and save a ton of cash. Your choice.

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When it fails IT drops voltage on battery so low it won't start again .. I'll let jump it off and it struggles to stay running and will die when it returns to idle .

Yes I have a shop manual and I'm capable of reading it and understanding it I'm not asking for a smart-ass comment I'm looking for advice on what will help solve the problem and if the part keeps burning up there's no way to find out where the fault is if the park is faulty
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How does it die? Does it start back up?

We need more info man!
It won't start up due to such low voltage but I have a Jumpstart pack ... when I hook it up it starts and runs fine if I take it off it dies instantly

BTW the stator and volt reg lasted maybe 2 hrs of ride time
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Yes I have a shop manual and I'm capable of reading it and understanding it I'm not asking for a smart-ass comment I'm looking for advice on what will help solve the problem
No need for the pissy attitude. You came here asking for help - it would be in your best interest to do so humbly if you actually want to get an answer to your question. You got one comment from one person who gave you real advice in a somewhat sarcastic manner - if you can't handle that, I'm not sure what you're doing on the internet...hike up your big girl panties and move on

That being said, I'm certainly no expert, but I would take a stab and guess that you might have a stator issue of some way, shape, or form (maybe even just a bad connection somewhere). However, I'm curious to know what you mean when you say that the battery tested good. What did you test and how did you test it?
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I have a digital battery load tester for Mc batteries and it stated all cells are in good health
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So I went to the dealer to see if they came across this before and they said it was the flywheel. .is this common?
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So I went to the dealer to see if they came across this before and they said it was the flywheel. .is this common?
The flywheel?? Whats there to break on the flywheel?? I would go back and smack whoever told u that.

The problem is most likely your voltage regulator or stator. The manual shows you how to test em both. You will need a multimeter tho. Id find the page for u...but my phone is about to die.
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The flywheel?? Whats there to break on the flywheel?? I would go back and smack whoever told u that.

The problem is most likely your voltage regulator or stator. The manual shows you how to test em both. You will need a multimeter tho. Id find the page for u...but my phone is about to die.
De-magnitization

I've heard of it happening but it's rare.
OP: Have you started the bike, let it get warm, and throw a multimeter on the battery terminals to see what it reads? If it isn't reading near 14.5v then you have a charging issue.

Start there and report back. One step at a time.
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my issue was some cheap Chinese rectifier. The plugs to that and the stator had melted and fried up together. sounds like the issue I had. My bike has 25k on it also not too sure how many you have
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I have 22k on mine i got the stator in today just waiting on the regulator I started the bike and it held 12.7v even when it was at 3k no change then started to drop no new parts were installed
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One step at a time.
One step at a time is for losers who actually want to narrow down a cause.

OP, just throw money and parts at it until it stops having issues - then you won't know what fixed it or what caused the problem, you won't learn anything, your head won't hurt (from all the thinking and learning), and you can just do the same thing again next time

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One step at a time is for losers who actually want to narrow down a cause.

OP, just throw money and parts at it until it stops having issues - then you won't know what fixed it or what caused the problem, you won't learn anything, your head won't hurt (from all the thinking and learning), and you can just do the same thing again next time

Leave the guy alone we all start somewhere. Nobody got their first bike and magically knew how to fix it at first glance. That's why he's here asking for help. Just don't ride too far from home for the time being. Nothing worse then being stranded.
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I'm not new to bikes ive built countless gsxr s and r1/r6 with no problems if there is a odd problem i search then ask i dont want jokes or bs if i did id search jokes im asking for technical advice cause I haven't found the the obvious problems IE stator or voltage regulator or battery ....
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