Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Weird charging issue.
Well where to start with this effin' versys issue. So riding home tonight I noticed the temp light on. Pulled over and found debris lodged in the rad fan. Popped it out. Found a blown fan fuse and toddled on my merry way. Got home around 10 mins later and noticed my high beam was out and the FI light was illuminated. Of course now at this point my phuque my life senses are tingling like crazy. I just know the kawi had more shiiitt storm winds waiting waiting Sooooooooooo I tried to restart it.... No go. Battery is discharged. Double checked ALL fuses and all is good. So put the battery charger on it and get it up to 13.7v and let the bike cool down then restarted. Had my DVOM on the battery the whole time and it was happily charging at 14.65 v. Then it started to ever so slightly go down to 12.9v. Then something weird started. The rad fan kicked in and NEVER shut off and the battery level was now hovering at 11.45v constantly and my HID high beam was once again out of commission. I touched the rectified and holy crap it was BLAZING hot after about 9 minutes of running. I loved the versys till this week when. Everything that could go wrong has... It has had a total of 4 major out of commission unrelated system failures this week. I have not done ANY tests as of yet in the stator or rectifier. A question to you folks too.... Is the rad fan ECM controlled or manually controlled by a rad fan switch? And has anyone seen this piss ant of a problem after a rad fan fuse blowing?