Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
I can tell you that a faulty reg/rec will take out everything electrical on the bike. I've seen it far too often. It always starts with a charging issue, either low or high. My advice is always...if something is not right with reg/rec, don't ride with it until you get a new one.
Tim B at metric Magic sells a HD reg/rec that pretty much solves the problems....but the stock one has always been a weak link on the 1100. I carry a spare with me, when the original goes, I'll get the HD one.
A word of caution....use only OEM Yamaha ones... the aftermarket ones can cause some real issues.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff