An odd thing happened when I fixed that lead though. When I went to hook up the negative terminal the started would just spin and spin even with the ingnition key turned off. My buddy (atuo Mechanic) went through as much as we could. Ultimately we disconnected the battery and removed it and once it was put back in all was fine. A very strange thing in deed.
@Sam:It is your motrocycle's Solenoid that caused this strange thing - If stuck, it can pass the current even when the ignition key is not in. Or it is haunted by Terrytown (NY) spirits .
Does your passenger seat fit over the luggage that can bolt up there or maybe secured to it? I've got the same bike with the rack and was considering a seat option, from just laying a gel seat over the rack when needed or getting the whole seat. I've been riding all winter in rainy Seattle and so far none of those electrical issues. Fingers crossed, knock wood, and I use the kick start 98% of the time.
That's what I figured. I don't have much use for the seat, unfortunately, so I'll stick to a solo with occasional changes unless things change. That luggage rack seems pretty sturdy! Thanx.
Do you think I should replace the solenoid? I am still under warranty after all. I did work a show at the Tarrytown Music Hall before the new year. Maybe them damn Hessian ghosts snuck in then.