I've had my VFR for almost 2 months now, and I've been working on diagnosing and fixing electrical problems for almost half that time.
Followed every test in the service manual, it told me my R/R was bad. Replaced it last night, still not getting a charging voltage so I re-run through every test again and get to the end, where it tells me my R/R is bad and should be replaced.
It's not a short in the harness. The battery is new. The stator checked out ok. I backprobed the output pins from the R/R and I'm getting a reasonable charging voltage of 13.4-13.8 (idle-5000rpm) yet still I get 1V less at the battery: 12.4 to 12.8 (idle to 5000rpm).
I hate this.