ok,, i took the tape off of 3/4 of the wiring harness. from where the tail light wires come out of the fender and removed the gas tank to check those wires. i removed the head light and checked all those wires,, i checked the ignition switch wires,, i checked the start button wires,, i checked kickstand wires,, and clutch switch wires,, wanna know what i came up with? they are in really nice condition. ALL OF THEM,, cant find a visual problem with any of them,, not even a questionable area. I changed the R/R,, i changed the harness going into the R/R,, my stator is not grounding out, and its volts check in at low to mid [email protected]
i put the battery on with a full charge at 13.5v and ran it for like a min,, now i have 12.7v,, i used to run at 12.9v and when i turned the bike off the battery would still have a 13.5v full charge after riding it around for a bit. talk about being at wits end i have had this bike practically to the frame and engine and CANNOT find the problem. If i have to take it into a Kaw dealer its going to cost way too much because the Vulcan electrical system SUCKS! SOMETHING IS DRAWING SOME VOLTAGE SOMEWHERE! I CANNOT FIND IT,,,, I DONT WANT TO SELL IT,,but my lady is going to make me if i cannot find the problem. this is causing me too much problems at home now. We fight because of this bike not working,, I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS DAMN PROBLEM NOW FOR 2 MONTHS,, I am wasting my summer trying to figure out this japanese piece of crap. right now its a lawn ornament in front of my apartment building i am like the joke around here now. "oh theres yoshi working on his bike again today" if anyone has a idea please share.