Okay first off it a 02 v-star 1100 classic. early last year my stator went out so I replaced it with a aftermarket stator (RM stator) so when I did this I decided to replace the voltage regulator/rectifier. All checked ok so went on a ride for about an hour or so, when stopped bike would not start, bump started it and rode home when i got home bike would not start, found voltage regulator burnt it got so hot it melted the plastic box back it set in replaced with another on, still had problem replaced battery all was good went on a 100 mile round trip ok bike started for trip home about 3/4 home bike quite could no get it started battrey was dead. Thought stator went bad so i sent it back cause of warranty. Rm stator tested it tested good. Now I am thinking another regulator/rectifier. My question is what it causing this? Do I have a short some where? Was told it may be my LED side mount barke/tail/lic light due to no (resister/diode/balast resiter) or what ever it is called? I am at a loss. Any suggestion? I am going to reinstall stator and check regulator/rectifier. Just was curious if any one elese may have had this problem or heard of it.