Originally Posted by vtwin
The wire I had going from the battery (-) to the rectifier looked just like that. Found out one of the starter solenoid studs touched the aftermarket rectifier fins from time to time.
They are cold-blooded and run poorly until about 5 miles into it. I know mine is. Check the air filter foam, they go bad fast, about a $65 item.
Yikes! That's a bit steep for a filter.
Slowly getting some things done. Have bent the headlight brackets back closer to where they are supposed to be. Installed the front turn signal and got them working.
Charging the battery. Seems to be running a bit better. Put some Seafoam in the tank and am slowly running that through the system.
It just feels good to have a bike again.