Please stick to posting about one issue in one thread. It makes it easier to follow your issue and help you. I'm certainly not going to jump around 4 different threads to compile information about what's going on with your bike.
Every time you put in a new post the entire thread gets "bumped" to the top of the list again. Don't worry - people will see your new post.
MF Battery, Iridium Plugs, RR relocated, Voltmeter, 170/80/15 Kenda Kruz rear tire, DIY Samsonite hard bags, DIY shaved seat with Beaded seat pad ('cause that's how I roll) and the dreaded STATOR CHANGE.
Shining Black Bess '86 VN750, retired for parts after a fried stator and being knocked (kee-runch) in her parking spot.