My bike is giving me fits. Replaced stator and rectifier (tuxedo modification) and bike ran fantastic. Went on a short cruise, and noticed a little "blip" in the throttle response. Stopped at a local business, and when i came out the battery was completely dead. Jump started the battery and got her home. Not knowing the status of the old battery (how old it was) I went ahead and replaced the battery with a new SHORAI Lithium. Again, bike fired right up and ran fantastic for awhile.
Suddenly today, the bike started acting up. Throttle response was poor. She was even backfiring a little....almost like she was starving for gas. At speed she seemed to be ok, but when I nursed her home, the battery was completely gone again....just like before. This time she just stopped running on her own...luckily in my driveway.
YES, I went cheap with my new stator. I am sorry...I am willing to pay the price...but, could the stator really be the culprit again? The bike runs very good with a fresh charged battery. What is happening?