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2013 Honda CBR 1000 RR - New battery with charge not cranking and losing all power on pressing start switch

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Hello all,

I own a 2013 Honda CBR 1000 RR - commonly referred to as a Fireblade.
Video Link of problem - 2013 Honda CBR 1000 RR not cranking and losing charge - Will

about a week ago now I was a muppet and dropped the clutch at a traffic light - forgot about a thing called revs and so I stalled - embarrassing but fine so far. I tried starting the bike and it turned over but didn't start - seemed like it was low on charge - the previous owner said it would need a new battery and so I assumed it was this.

I got roadside assistance out and jumpstarted the bike using 2 battery pack jumpers. I rode the bike home and after getting a new battery and charging it (bike has a built in charging port for the charger I have) I cranked it and after a few puts it started - I didn't ride it anywhere because I didn't see the point, all was well.

The next morning I went out to start it and things went downhill. The below video occurred, and has kept occurring every time since - I don't know what is sucking the charge or why it isn't turning over.

I've tried the old battery, the new battery, having the stand up and down, having it in gear with the clutch pulled, having it in neutral. I've had a look and can't see any disconnect wires but I really don't know what is causing it.

Please help me, I really can't afford to take it into a shop and have the problem diagnosed with the rates the mechanics charge in Aus 馃槗.

Video link of problem - 2013 Honda CBR 1000 RR not cranking and losing charge - Will
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This isn't that hard, hopefully.

But you NEED a voltmeter to tell exactly what is going on.

Depending on exactly where the charger is connected, you either have a bad connection
at one end of one of the main cables OR you have gotten a defective new battery, which happens sometimes.
Hey WillC whereabouts are you I'm in Perth WA....maybe can point you in the direction of some local forum help. Also Honda were known for reg/rec problems in the past...used to get too hot and fry them...if you can locate the reg/rec....a single device.... often if its the problem the connector is melted.


Just watched the video...is that the kill switch you use?...I never use them they can cause problems...best used for emergencies only. Check the switch....even spray some WD40 in....(yes Er I know)

Good luck
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