XRider you were right on with where you were going. I had a case ground in the stator. The small L shaped pc that holds the stator harness againts the case and out of the way was touching one of the poles. ThumperDRZ found the problem checking continuity as 2 of the 4 stator wires were not open.........they must all be open.
XRider.....did I damage my stator, rec/v.reg having this case ground. I rode about 200 miles knowing I had a problem and maybe 500 since I put the new stator in.
Also......would you leave the battery in or go back to the capacitor?