thanks for the help lance, cant tell you how much I appreciate it.
I bought an electrosport R/R so no cheapy there. My first multimeter was a cen tech...threw that out and got a 25$ one from wal mart (intima autoranging that received good reviews on amazon)
I get 13v at idle its when i go up to 4k then i sit around 17-18
I tried the electrosport fault finding guide...and I did run into a snag
-->on section B( I had an RR w 4 diff colors... I connected red to + and black to the +12v input wire (I assume this is the brown one in the center leaving the R/R (on bike side). My reading was 0.5V....the Dx guide says anyhting above 0.2V means the following
" Bad connection from the battery (+) through the ignition switch to the switched +12v supply input on the RR. Check the whole electrical circuit (yikes!) This is one of the most difficult faults to find. Suspect the ignitiiion switch itself, the fuse box and its connections. The RR thinsk the battery voltage is too low while the actual voltage is correct or too high (sounds like my problem). Disconnect all terminals and clean them (i have a new battery so this shoudlnt be a problem)...."
So my questions is essentially, where do I start. At this point I am lsot w/out a DIY guide.... I do have a clymer in the mail (can you tell I'm a new owner?)
On a different note I have one more problem that I believe I understand and wanted to run by potential plans to fix. I can move this to another thread if its better suited there.
...I am suffering from the coffee grinder noise when cold in first gear...here is what I summised from trolling these forums...it is from the clutch plates sticking either from
1. cold thick oil causing the plates to stick due to is viscosity...as the bike heats up oil thins out and lubricates between disks ( I have change the oil twice with mobil1 syntheti 10w40...so not sure if this is it
2. plates themselve...uneven spring tension which may cause damage to the plates (scallop pattern etc)...as the bike and springs heat up it goes away...
3. another idea i havent thought about...
...otherwise I hav no idea. I was planning on replacing them with barnett components (springs, steel plates and friction plates) as a fix...any other ideas would be appreciated. Its pretty bad and I look like an idiot everytime i start even with feathering the clutch.
bike has 30k on it for reference.