The other plug feeds out or the reg/rect to the ignition, battery etc. There shouldn't be any oil related issues with that one. :thumbup:
Basically you are right, damned either way! Some fellas seem to get away with either nothing for a while, or doing what you did with the connectors, or as I did replaced the stator wiring, reg/rec and wiring between, and to, the battery! On my first 12 I went 55k miles before any problems, my second one had crappy wires after 15k miles!If you ride it like you stole it- don't do it for too long, let the bike have cool off periods, ease up on the red line/ wheelies (sort of like this is a bike that you just can't replace with a new one tomorrow) keep the oil fresh and find the right level for your bike. This is what I'm going to do. I'm at 10.9k miles. Unless for some reason I no longer have the bike, will check back here at 20k with input. This is what's missing. You guys that have replaced the connector plug where are you at 10k, 20k, 30k miles down the road? No more problems, keep having the same issue dripping oil and over heating wires, or do you have even more issues?
I cannot believe that by simply cutting out the plug and replacing it with another solves this problem. Call it denial especially when the plug still looks cherry. But it's done and that was made possible by the collective wisdom of this thread.
Now that might be beyond my knowing!So what if my headlights came on for a bit, flickered out and then when I hit the switch on the brights the headlights came back on and they flickered just like they did the first time and now neither headlights nor brights are working? Would this still lead to the same relay having fried? Is there a second relay for the brights or?