Hi all I have been reading the form for several weeks now and seems like everyone is willing to help. I have traveled across country on a goldwing without ever riding one, I wait every day to see where they are on this day and to see the pics. I just picked up a 81 interstate, that has been sitting for about 2 years. It was used every day till he bought a new off brand (H) then this one just sat, he told me it did not charge the batt. anymore, he charged it every night and it lasted for the day, so he didn't fix it. I know stator. I am really to old to start riding,but thought I would get it all fixed up and see if I should try it. I use to love to ride when I was young, just small bike, 550 and so on. I don't have very much in this one so I will fix it and see from there.