New battery kept running down, put a volt meter on battery posts. At rest battery reads 12 volts, I started the bike up and no change in volt output. I'm not seeing fluctuation up or down in output at idle or at 2000rpm. looking in the maintenance manual, it says " I should see 14.5 volts at 5000rpm " there is no way I'm running this motor to 5000rpm! Sitting on the bike "right side" the R/R is supposed to under the battery box, and the stator, looking at the leads seems to be under side cover. I think I'm going to have to drain the oil and pull the exhaust off. Is there a method of checking rectifier/regulator and stator without taking the bike apart?