Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal (SF Valley) 91343
I was running through some other threads and found one where the poster had discovered that his wires had melted. I got to looking at my bike and found (behind the left side cover) a group of 3 yellow wires wrapped in duct tape. The tape looked pretty melted. When I pulled it away, it turns out these are the yellows coming off the stator and into the harness. The bullet connectors are nicely corroded. I'l post a pic after I pull them. I'm heading to Radio Shack to pick up some new connectors and also 3 inline mini fuses. They should be 15 amp, correct? We'll see what happens. When I started the bike back up last night to put her away in the garage, the voltmeter was again showing 11+ at idle and going up and down based on RPM, so the condition only exists when the bike is hot. We'll see if the new wires change anything. The battery is a MF and is about 1 year old. AFAICT, that's the only thing the PO did on the bike - he was the 2nd owner.