ok, here goes, first post, etc. oh, btw, great forum!!!
Got a 'new' 1984 R100 RT, 56k on the clock (prolly 156k) the other day. First day out, coupla hundred miles, absolutely great!! 2nd day, 40 miles or so on highway, stop for lunch. Turn off ignition: gen lite glows brite red!! Turn Ignition on, but engine still off: gen lite off (oil & neutral lites on). Engine on: gen lite off (at slow idle, whereas it would glow before). Engine off, ignition off: gen lite on, headlite on!! touch front brake, headlite goes off, gen lite still on!!
Took her home, and ran at decent revs (4k), but voltmeter read only 11v or so (whereas it had been reading 12+ before). When home, I noticed battery ground at tranny loose; tightened that, but still same symptoms. There are a plethora of wires added on under the tank and up by the instrument cluster, for aux power supply, heated grips, running lites, etc. Seller told me the diode board has recently been replaced, and the battery seems in great shape.
Can any of you gurus out there point me, preferable easiest stuff first ...
thanks in advance!!