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05/06 ZZX6R Charging Issues

Hi I am new to the forum and a new owner of a used ZX6R which I purchased in the fall pretty cheap and was sure I would find a few gremlins hiding within.

Low and behold it has charging issues which from what I have read is not that uncommon, the bike has 26,000 kms and appears to be in good shape and no signs of being dumped.

I have the shop manual and have read several threads on the subject but none have mentioned what I have found when following the rectifier circuit check. When I follow the procedure in the manual I am getting the complete opposite readings of what I should be getting.


- Multi meter set on diode function

- red lead to connectors (BK1,2,3)

- negative lead to BK/BL

= I get a reading of 8 on all three and when I reverse the leads, I get infinity

The same test with the negative lead to BK/W provides the same result.

I have taken every reading and I get the opposite of what the manual says I should have. From reading threads and watching some videos on how to check rectifiers you are looking for consistent readings and that all 3 diodes only allow flow in one direction.

I have read it is not uncommon for after market parts to be faulty or wired incorrectly, so my common sense is telling me the wires are reversed. The colour of the wires is accurate, which means it would be reversed inside the rectifier.

Has anyone come across this issue?

I have checked the stator and only see voltage through two posts, so I know that needs to be replaced. However I am worried that the rectifier could have caused the stator to fail, but may be a simple fix by swapping the wires around on the rectifier.

Again as anyone come across this issue?


PS: I have done the tests three times over, the leads are on the right posts
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