The worksheet will pinpoint where the problem is in the entire charging system.
If you are not comfortable using a multimeter, maybe you can get a friend to help you with it. It really is pretty easy once you get to know how to read resistance and voltages on a meter.
If your stator is somehow weak or shorted on one of the 3 windings, your system will not charge properly. The stator is a known weakness on these bikes. It is possible the Regulator is bad, but you really need to determine if one or several things are contributing to the problem in order to properly fix it.
Good luck....I'd offer to come and help if I were closer.
Thanks man, and to all the others who replied with info.,
I got a charger/maintainer and got the battery fully charged..... it should hold a charge for a while, right?
Next, tomorrow i am going to borrow a multimeter tool from a co-worker who is an electrician at work. I will do the Rev to 4000rpm thing and see what that outcome is.
Does anyone have any pics of the R/R thing and any other possible wires/connectors that may be corroded or loose, or etc... i really don't have a clue where to look on the bike for this....
i have taken the rear end and tires and stuff off for the spline lube, i've done brake work, and other stuff of that sort, but never much electrical work on this bike, other than hooking up my saddlebag blinkers.
Pics would be great... i still have to get a manual book for this bike, so so far this forum is the next best thing...
I have a ride for Habitat for Humanity this weekend that i am road guarding for, so i need my bike to run and keep running, i don't want to be stranded with a dead battery at one of my road stops.