Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jacksonville fl
Type your meter type in YouTube, there is a few videos to help you understand your meter. Multimeters check the different Characteristics of electricity.
A/C voltage, D/C voltage and resistance(ohms). Google them to help you understand.
For example when using your meter for D/C set the dial to the lowest dc setting that will measure the voltage your checking. For 12vdc set it to 20
When your bike is running the stator creates A/C voltage and supplies this voltage to the R/R. The R/R changes this voltage to D/C to keep the battery charged and operate the bikes electrical system.
Start with a fully charged battery, remove your seat to access the battery. Start the bike have a friend rev it up to about 3000 rpm. Set your meter to DC (20). And check the voltage at the battery should be 14-15 VDC. That's the first check I would do, that or check for the stator leads resistance to the bike frame ( a good ground).
I've read advice on here that if you have a defective stator you should replace the stator and the R/R. That's what I did when my stator went out. Hope I wasn't to winded or made it sound insulting. keep us informed.