I have a confession to make. It is probably obvious to all of you that I am a novice. I have been having this voltage problem for several weeks. Bike was running good but the volts were high. I went to a motorcycle graveyard yesterday and bought a voltage regulator. got home, read the post telling me where it was located and took the false panel off. >>Dumb alert
When I took the side off I noticed that the voltage regulator connector had vibrated loose. Plugged it back in and low and behold the voltage meter shows between 13.5 and 15.5.