My 851 Superbike will not charge the battery. I read that it is common for the alternator wires to overheat and create a poor connection in the harness causing a failure to charge and ruin the regulator. I checked for this fault and sure enough, I found melted insulation. I repaired the wiring but the charging condition remains faulty. The battery light in the instrument cluster illuminates when the engine isn't running and at idle but extinguishes when RPMs exceed 1000. Before I replace the regulator I'd like to know if someone can explain how the warning light works and If it indicates that my problem lies somewhere else. The battery can be charged by a battery tender and when fully charged indicates about 12.4 volts.
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