Problems with alternator?
I've recently had some problems with the switch on the bike, but think I have those mostly resolved. I was having problems that when the bike turned hard right, it would cut out and I'd have to jiggle the switch. I cleaned out and adjusted the switch, and that problem seems to have gone away. I also recently blew the main fuse, which I think was due to the switch.
Now, the bike runs great but after a 30-40 mile ride, the bike won't start off the starter. I can push start it, no problem, and the lights are all real bright. But, it seems like after a long ride the battery gets low enough that the starter won't turn over the motor. The battery is a brand new MF battery.
Could this be a problem with the "alternator"? I don't even know if this bike has one, or where it would be, or how to check if there is a problem. Its an 86 with about 25,000 miles on it. So, I imagine there can be many possible problems?
Any suggestions? If I keep having these problems, my only option may be to buy another bike. Seems like every time I fix one problem, I get another.