Hello everyone, I know there are many posts about voltage regulators but I haven't found one talking about the question I have. I have a 1997 Touring SLE 500F. Riding it on Friday, the heated grips got so hot that they melted to my gloves. Of course, all the bulbs also burned which led me to the voltage regulator failing. Went to my dealer and they said the Bombardier ones are discontinued so they sold me a Kimpex version. Installed it no problem exactly as the old one was but before throwing bulbs in, I decided to check voltage at the headlight connection. Put the sled up on a stand and checked AC voltage at various RPMs. For the most part, it was staying under 15 volts per the service manual but every so often, there was a short blip to 18 volts. Is this normal behaviour? I cleaned the ground and mounting location before installing the new VR and checked resistance between the VR casing and negative on battery - 0 ohms - so I think I have a good ground. I threw some new bulbs in and rode around the yard several times at various RPMs and so far so good but the 18 volt blip here and there is worrying me.