So I am trying to figure out what's going on with my bike. It suddenly died a while back, turns out the battery was dead. Charged it, works like a charm, then battery dies again. Battery is maybe 9 months new out of the box, probably not the issue. I charge the battery, test it, checks out fine, so it must be a charging system issue. I do the voltmeter tests on the stator and the rectifier, I don't get any readings that I shouldn't be getting. I do a battery leakage test, and there is something drawing a huge current. I think wire harness short. I go through the entire harness, redo all joints, shrink wrap, tape, the whole nine should be good. re instal, check leakage, checks out fine. I check the running voltage, higher than when off, so I think it's fine. I take a ride to check it out, dies again. battery died. I charge again, check charging voltage at different rpm's and it begins to climb up to about 5-6K, then it drops back down and at around 9K, it is actually lower than when it's not running. So, it is still not charging properly and at this point the only thing I can think of is it has to be the stator or rectifier having issues. Does anyone know if the rectifier can change the voltage like that? It also seems to be getting quite hot, and makes me wonder if at some point it got too hot and fried the insides. I am not an electrical guru, so any input is appreciated. I really hate to drop money for a new part I don't need that is not the problem and turns out to be money wasted, but I can't think of any other trouble shooting options. I did everything in the manual, it says if nothing checks out and still have problems it's likely one of the two, so which one do I replace first, or do I still have other options to try and get this beast running properly?