I looked at the 3 barrel connectors for the stator, below and in front of the battery box. Seems at the factory they stripped 1 1/4" of wire insulation and only used 3/8" for the connector. 2 of the leads under the sleeves had 1 inch of bare wire, and were corroded. If the connector had become disconnected while running the hot stator leads would have contacted the tranny housing. I replaced the connectors and ran the wires directly to the R/R by the rear footpeg. All connectors are behind the side cover, and are 12" shorter than stock.