Generally true, but the screw and clip were rusted together on mine which made getting the regulator out a little more difficult for me. By the way, mine went bad at 11K miles and the replacement at about 48K miles. Bike is on it's third one.The regulator isn't hard to replace. Assuming you have an 1100, it's behind the chrome plastic cover that's under the battery. You'll probably have to remove the exhaust to get to it, then take the cover off. Only a couple of bolts hold the regulator on. Unplug it and install the new one.
The shop tested it and said it was putting out 14 amps and under 14V.. was that at idle.. as your riding you will hold a higher rpm longer and if the voltage goes up the amperage will go up with it when the regulator fails thus causing your overcharge.. I bet most of your riding was during the day. at night time you can see the lights get brighter when you accelerate which usually gives you some idea that the regulator is going.. they shouldn't brighten up too much when you accelerate.. a little variance is normal but it should be minimal and not a drastic change in light power. drastic is bad.So I checked the battery no load, 12-12.4 on the multi-meter. I checked it with the engine running 13.8-13.9. Under the 14 mark, so can I rule out the regulator or is it an intermittent thing? Oh, I took it to the motorcycle shop around the corner and their fancy meter said the battery was bad, which we knew, but the regulator was putting out 14 amps.
my regulator failed last year. i have a battery monitor from custom dynamics. it would read normal but during a long ride at about 150 miles the monitor would warn me my battery was not charging. i figured it was a heat thing. i replaced the regulator with one from a 2005 roadstar, heavy duty.i checked the connector where the wires from the stator going to the regulator connect behind the lower sidecase on the left side of the bike. there is oil coming out thru the wires and the connector is wet.