Thanks larolco. The battery that the bike came with, had been in there for a while. The bike hadn't been used much in a couple of years. Previous owner was diagnosed with a condition that won't be getting any better. The battery wasn't replaced with a new one, until I did so a few days ago. When I installed the battery, the volt meter was reading 14+ volts at 5K rpm. I was hopeful that was the issue, but not 100% confident, so rode the bike yesterday. After it got hot, the voltage was reading 12.5-12.6. So checking things out today.
Trying to check resistance values on the stator, as per the manual, but not sure I have the right coupler undone under the left side cover. I thought the wires were to be yellow, but not finding a coupler with 3 yellow wires. || is the configuration of the 3 wire plug that I've undone. Is this correct? ¯