I'm new to this forum, and the Vulcan is basically my first motorcycle, so bear with me. Maybe you guys can help me.
The 1986 VN750 has eaten 2 batteries in 1 season and has left me stranded once, in my ignorance, I jumped the bike using a car to get it going, don't know if I did perm. damage.
Anyways, I replaced the battery with an AGM that puts out 210 CCA and replaced the R/R (did not relocate it however, just installed it under the box. Removing the battery box was a learning experience for me so you can get an idea about much of a novice I am).
After the R/R replacement I thought my problems with charging would be solved but I am still getting readings of:
12 to 12.5 at idle
13 to 13.5 when revving
I have a second (older, analog) Multimeter and it reads 13 at idle and almost 14 when revving. And no I don't know the RPMS because the tach is broken.
These are the same readings I was getting with the old regulator.
Anyways I've been using this forum and was able to locate the stator wires which look melted at the bullet style connection points. I attached some pics. I could probably use a soldering iron but it looks like accessing the wires would not be ideal. What kind of wire should I use?
[IMG] pic 2
What do you guys recommend I do?