Well....I was driving home one day, saw my headlight flicker (was somewhat dusk) was like...wtf? Looked down at my volt meter and it was pulling 12's instead of 14's...
I made it home barelly with it in the 11v range after that I tossed a battery tender on it for the next couple days, 12v+ fired right up.
First thing I did when I got the bike was relocate the rectifier. So, I sat out, tested the 3 yellow wires OFF the rectifier harness, all 3 went up, same voltage, with the revs. I figured because of this, stator was fine.
I figured the rectifier took a crap. Well, my new one came in today, plopped it in, 12v+ off the tender charger, fired up with a little help in this cold weather. Took it around the block...no change. Would NOT get above 12v. I didn't ride it long enough to see if it would drop or stay at 12v.
I measured right at the battery 12v on the nuts...
So, rectifier good/new, stator seems to be good after those yellow wires I tested (I redid all the stator connections and soldered them this summer), battery is a sealed maint free, brand new, obviously holding a charge.
So..tell me the bad news..what's goin on?