Hey people, I thought i'd ask this question after many hours of pondering on this problem without a great explaination. Symptoms; 1. Battery losing charge, ofter while riding to the point of the bike shutting down after a long day out riding, or behaves like there isn't much spark (eg: not revving, stalling on throttle open and so on) 2. Dimming headlights while at idle, and/or indicators on 3. Sometimes bike won't start due to lack of charge (Ok I know what the above point to but... this one has be a bit confused ) 4. Main fuse physically melting, but doesn't burn out. The battery has been replaced recently, after these symptoms started occuring, and It wouldn't suprise me if it was stuffed again anyway. Ideas i've come up with. 1. Faulty reg/rec Checked voltage, and seems to be within spec at worst a tiny bit lower than it should be. Although it may be possible that the rectifier is only doing a half wave rectification and that may be having some strange effects. 2. Bad connections somewhere I've been over most of the power connections for signs of a bad connection or corrosion, but nothing obvious. I've also cleaned the major connectors. 3. Excessive resistance in the starter solenoid The main fuse it located on the starter solenoid module. I though it might be possible that there was too much resistance in the solenoid, and the unit was getting extremely hot, transfering heat to the fuse, and therfore causing it to melt. Although though something else should be showing signs of damage 4. Solenoid not completely disengaging This would explain the lack of available current, if the solenoid was staying slightly engaged, say enough to draw current, but not make a connection to the starter circuit. Again, this has the same implications as above, however I would the the coil would have burned by now. 5. Battery somehow pulling excessive current... Not sure about this one, perhaps maybe. That's it, I hope someone has some better ideas than me, or might have a similar experience. Edit: forgot to ad that the bike normally runs fine, and starts fine on a freshly charged battery. (Obviously the battery is draining or not charging, bike will usually clutch fine, so it's getting some power from the generator?) Cheers, Mick.