you should start your own thread, so not to confuse you and the OP . but from the sounds of it ?, your stator , or reg/rec seems to be the trouble . you can run a test on the stator with an ohm meter if you down load the service manual from our site here, it shows you step by step how to test the stator. there is also youtube videos on how to test your stator .My 300 is doing the same thing. I went to get a new battery and they said its my bike not the battery. They said my bike should be putting out at least 12.6 volts to run and maintain the battery. It only putting out 11 to 12 but does put out more when given gas. The voltage meter show the battery at 11plus when not running but when I hit the start it drops to 2 to 3 volts.