This is a two part post. The second part of my post led me to the question I have for the first part of my post. Do I have a bad regulator? I was having some on again/off again problems with my bike starting. Thought the battery was dead. It was an aftermarket battery, so I bought and HD battery. Was stilling having some starting problems. So I thought maybe the regulator was bad. Printed out the regulator check list from this website. Everything looked good, except check number 2. It says unplug regulator and check each pin with a meter while the other lead is on the battery negative. It says I should have no voltage. I am getting 11.5 on each of the 2 pins. Bad regulator? It puts out the 14.2 at the battery when the bike is running. and the battery is at 12.7 when off. Second thing that led me to checking the regulator is that from time to time I have where I push the start switch and the bike doesn't turn over. The volt meter on my dash goes way down while I have the switch pressed and when I release the switch the starter selinoid just clicks. Sometimes I can push the switch again and it will start. Other times I can push the switch ten times and nothing but the starter selinoid clicking. Not sure if I have a bad start switch, or starter selinoid, or starter relay. The bike was not starting today (doing the clicking thing) so I put a meter on the battery terminals and hit the start switch. The volt meter on the dash of my bike went way down to nothing, but the meter I hooked up to the battery stayed at 12.4. Figure there would be a drain on the battery to match the volt meter on the dash. Nope. So, I am wondering if my voltage regulator is bad, and what is the problem that causes my bike to sometimes not start and just click.