After spending 6 hours last night and staying up till the wee hours of the morning, I've learned a lot about my bike in a short amount of time.
The main issue I've had thus far, and is no surprise based on what I've read, is a charging issue. The first sign is when I took the bike to get inspected and the battery dies flat out. I replace it and get within two miles of my house before the second battery (new one) pops and loses all charge, leaving me to push it the last two miles through texas hill country in 100+ degree heat.
So after finally realizing its not just a acid battery issue, I took a voltmeter and tested power going to the battery. The reading barely reached 11.5-11.8 volts, which is basically relying solely on the battery.
I began disassembling the area under the seat to gain access and remove the voltage regulator to inspect it. The harness plug and the regulator look like their toast which causes me great concern as to the condition of the stator.
So here are some of the questions I have:
1.) Based on the pics and reading off the battery, is this an obvious sign the stator is done? When I pull the cover that leads to the stator, is oil going to spill out? (I know probably a dumb question)
2.) I plan on replacing the stock regulator with a mosfet upgrade kit and relocating it as well. Is this a good kit and worth relocation at the same time?
I have a link to one on ebay, but it won't allow me to post since I have less than 5 posts lol.
3.) I plan on replacing the tail light to an LED panel and doing the same with the turn signals to reduce power draw on the overall system. Is this worth the cost and is it beneficial?
4.) I've already purchased an AGM battery and have Iridium Spark plugs coming in as well.