Man, I'm beat. A friend of mine has an '04 WR450 with a tag that until about an hour ago had none of the accouterments that constitute what makes a bike "street legal". I don't like attracting attention while dual sport riding so I offered to convert his bike's lighting to meet minimum Florida requirements. So that means hi/lo headlight with high beam indicator, front and rear brake light switches and brake light, horn, tag light and have all of it wired to a battery that keeps the lights on if the bike is not running. I also installed a Trailtech computer for a speedo and odometer. My first challenge had been with the bike's previous owner, who had rewired part of the lighting circuit to include a light on/off toggle switch. The problem was compounded by the fact that copy of the electrical schematic I had wasn't accurate and most of the wire loom wire colors in the schematic did not correspond with the wire colors on his bike. Anyway, I eventually was able to accomplish all of my goals except for one; that is I wasn't able to connect the lights to the battery. I took the current from the headlight wires, rectified them, and fed that out to the rest of the lighting circuit. I needed to rectify the current because there were several LEDs in the lighting scheme and they needed DC to operate properly. Also, I intended to connect the current to the existing battery and run the whole electrical system from the battery. But I couldn't find a way to do this. Any current route I chose would have caused a short because I measured DC voltage on both the ground and the generator circuit (analogous to + and - DC current) of the lighting circuit. I think this is why on these bikes the ground has to be physically floated at the stator to be able to connect the rectified lighting circuit to the battery. I probed around looking for a way to connect but was unsuccessful. I am soliciting comments form those who have tried this on their own. Am I right about floating the ground or are there other workarounds? This was much easier on the kickstart only bikes. I can always add a second small battery but I was hoping for a more elegant solutions. Thanks.