Spoke too soon

It seems I should have kept my mouth shut last night. Problems are back, and the Hawk is plagued with backfiring issues. The rectifier is also running extremely hot. Early assumption is that the rectifier is not getting enough air flow, therefor not cooling and causing a voltage drop, which keeps the spark plugs from firing properly. Some adjustments will be made on the wiring/layout of the rectifier and I’m going to see if that helps anything this afternoon.

Weak Battery

So the “electrical problem” with my Hawk seems to have simply been a weak battery. I replaced it with a new on and the whole thing seems to be holding a charge nicely with no drainage when the bike is shut off. I will be conducting more voltage and current tests this evening to double check, but all seems great so far.