Hi again to all. I'm showing voltage 12.43v when I tested to see if the bike is having battery drain. When I use a voltmeter and test between the negative side on the battery and the negative battery cable, I found what I think has to be a direct short circuit to get that high of a voltage reading, but where? No fuses blew. So we can have discussion and be looking for solutions, I just hard wired the stator wires to replace the melted plastic connection ( second time). Started the bike and looking at the volt meter, I got 13.2v at idle and 13.9v- 14.2v at 1500rpm or so. Acceptable readings and then the handlebar mounted voltmeter blacked out and I started checking things out and found voltage showing up where it isn't suppose to be. Even the fuse on the handlebar voltmeter is still good, but I touched the wires from voltmeter to the battery direct with nothing else hooked up to the battery (cables off) the meter is dead, RIP. @Easy Rider your a master electrician from what I've read, got any ideas? The bike is an 03 v-star 1100 classic.