So the story goes, I got this 01 WR426 off a mate of mine as he upgraded. It's been a great bike to learn to ride on for the last 6 months or so. The only issue the bike had when I bought it was that the stator looked like rats had been gnawing into it, because a previous owner wound the bolts in too far when trying to pull the flywheel off at some point and chewed all the copper coils up.
So I bought a parts bike with a blown gearbox and no carb to steal the stator out of and some of the missing lights I need for rego. So I swapped the stators over and all the electrics work perfect except I had no tail/brake light. After doing some research I found out that the WR426 runs on AC current and the LED light I was trying to run doesn't like AC current. So further research found I can run a half wave rectifier to send a DC current to the rear light and it should be sweet. So I go buy all the gear I need, fit it all up to the bike, fire the bike up and still no rear light. So I get the multi meter out and start by looking for a voltage, and couldn't really get a reading (which I did read somewhere is normal cause the sine waves aren't a constant 50Hz and some meters can't read the AC voltage). So I start looking at the continuity in the wires and I'm like 90% sure they are okay and there is no breaks in them.
Then out of nowhere I decided that it would be a great idea to connect a blinker globe up to the brake power wire (white wire under the seat?) and see what happens when I touch it to the frame of the bike. Doing this made the bike stop (same as if id hit the stop switch). Problem I have now is the bike wont start at all. I have kicked it and kicked it and kicked it but it still wont fire up, and I can usually get it going from a dead cold start in like 2 or 3 kicks max.
So my question is, what have I fried in the electrics that would cause the bike to not start? Is there a fuse or something in them? or have I fried the regulator or CDI maybe?
And if anyone knows how I could get my LED tail light to work some info on that would be great cause I'm looking at registering the bike as soon as I can.
Sorry for the massive story but I wanted to include as much info as I could