Just took the Bird out for a spin post-Christmas, sunny day and all.I'd fitted a new HID light from a fellow bird owner (surplus to his requirements) and after a few miles with my incredibly bright front light, the bird hiccuped, then died. Nothing would move it.I pushed the machine 2 miles back to the house (full winter gear = in-suit sauna) and pulled out the multi-meter and the Haynes manual.To cut a long story short, I checked the battery, and it was fine (always on a trickle charge) and then went to have a look at the electrics. Took off the seat and seat cowl and pulled the connector off of the reg/rec. This is what I found (see attached).Before I tear out what remains of my hair - what went wrong, and what can I do to fix? I'm handy with a spanner, but in a spin at the moment thinking all of my bike's electrics are shot. 97 carb bird, 60k miles.
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