Ok I'm fed up. How many times do I have to put up with the same electrical issue before I give up and decide to get rid of the bike? My '95 has been giving me erratic electrical problems for a couple of years. The rectifier would be undercharging at the drop of a hat. One day it worked, next day start the bike and it would be undercharging. On one occasion it wasn't showing more that 12.8v. Switch off bike, put in another battery. Bike ran fine for a couple of months. Last ride of last years winter didn't happen. Rectifier wouldn't read higher than 12.8 volts even though bike had run fine day before. This spring replaced the rectifier which had only done something like 25 k kilometers with the original which I had kept. Great. Works fine. Steady 14.5v at 5000 rpm. Must get another and keep this as a spare thinks I. Of course I procrastinated because I was only doing 200 k or thereabouts at a time. Then |I decided to ride to the Finger Lakes, Ny area with a buddy. Only a few hundred k. Now don't forget rectifier has been running fine. Packed to go. Start bike and after as few hundred yards glance down to check my volts on the nifty voltmeter I have wired in. Wtf. At idle it's showing 14 v. At 5000 it's showing 18 volts. Normally I would have turned around but my buddy was waiting at an arranged spot. I keep going and after about 4 k it miraculously changes to a steady 14.5v. For the next 500 kilometers every time I switched the ignition off for more than a few minutes it would read high volts for a few minutes. I got home last night. Switched ignition off. Switched back on, 18 volts at 5000 rpm. Today I started the bike and apart from flicking to 18v for a split second it worked property for a 50 k ride. I have done all the electrical tests on the stator and wiring repeatedly and it all checks out. I will obviously be buying another rectifier but if it craps out within too short a time I think I've had enough and the bikes going to have to go. Maybe someone can shed some light. Do I have an electrical fault in the wiring which is screwing up the rectifier?