99 blade, possible rectifier problem.
Well, I broke down today, no power whatsoever. I found out the main fuse was blown and when i put a new one in that blew straight away as well. When I got it recovered to my house, i took the cover off and tried again, this time the rectifier started blowing out smoke! So I did what I should have done in the first place and looked on here. Please correct me if I'm wrong but it seems that honda sports bikes and rectifiers are a problem and I've seen some suggestions to change the rectifier for one from another bike. so:
1. Is it likely that the rectifier is the fault rather than a symptom of the actual fault? I dont want to be buying rectifiers every couple off weeks, I'd rather spend time finding the cause of the problem.
2. Can anyone recommend a rectifier from another bike (UK if it makes any difference) that will last longer.
Thanks very much.