Ok so what I am thinking is that a generator and a regulator/rectifier ….In short, the whole bloody charging system can be knocked out if the bat starts dying. In other words: the electrolyte leaves after a while, and then the plates start to collapse in and eventually the mother fucker shorts. Anyhow—to make a short story long--all that charging system shit is probably over 500.00 for my 954. A new bat is what… 100.00? Mine is not dead yet-- I ride year around and charge it once a week, however, it is 3 ½ years old…whaddaya think, slap a new one up in that piece?