Hello again, I've been gone for while. I removed the plastic connection on the stator wires and "hard wired" them back together with spade connections, I tested the wiring with a meter (set on ohms) and got good readings. I checked for battery drain between starter relay (solenoid), set the meter to amps and plugged the red lead into the 10A fused outlet on the meter and touched off negative post and negative cable, same thing with for MA. I plugged the red lead back into the voltage outlet I checked for volts same way, .000 readings both times. When I checked between the battery negative post and ground cable I get 12.43v, seems to me that qualifies as a direct short somewhere. No blown fuses no melted wires that I can see. With a meter I get 13.3v at idle and 14.5 at cruising rpm, anybody got any ideas as to why I would have voltage on negative battery post?