Join Date: May 2008
Location: Scary Gary Indiana
yeah the 13-14v thing i did before i installed the R/R you had sent me. however the harness that you sent with it was a god send. there is one thing i think might be the problem.. i was doing some thinking on a take a step back and anaylize the steps i took to get to the correct charging system voltage and how the hell i could of lost it.
heres what i came up with. I had to redo the 3bullet connectors from my stator as they were so corroded that there was no cleaning them to get them back to a decent form. so i just installed brand new shiny ones. next for some reason i still dont know why but the PO had spliced into one of the main ground wires that attaches to the frame by the battery.. not the actual negative battery wire but the smaller ground wire attached to the battery wire. the tard had twisted the two ends together and put electrical tape around them. so i went in and but a butt connector on it and shrink tubbed it. well when i tested my system after i had done that i was still pushing like 12.7v max @ 5000RPMs,, so i put the seat back on and came back to it the next day. i took the seat off and tested it again to see where i stood and where i should start then wow 13v min 14.2max @5000RPMs,, right where it should be. so then i put the seat back on so i could get it on the center stand to do the second half of my oil change and then after words i took the seat back off and checked the voltage again,, boom right back at the 12s again,, im thinking it has to do with either that ground wire OR one of the other wires under that seat. im guessing ground wire seeign that is the only wire under the seat that i messed with.
as for the tail light,, yeaaah im still working on that seeing i have not really had the time to work on it lately.. buggin the hell out of me. i want to ride.. had the bike for a month and a half and put 900miles on her already.. not enough yet.. lol