I have an '01 WR426F. My son bought a Tusk kit dual sport kit for $100 and had local Yamaha shop install it. We are titled and street legal now. It works great EXCEPT for having to plug in and recharge the Tusk kit battery constantly. We'd like to make a mod to run off the stator. The good news is that it looks like the stock stator on our '01 WR426F is rated for 130 Watts which is generally considered sufficient. Based upon my reading of this and other forums, it looks like most people doing similar mods are installing an aftermarket rectifier/regulator (e.g., Trailtech) and then "floating the ground". As I understand it "floating the ground" means that the battery's negative terminal and all negative/ground returns must be isolated from the frame. It sounds like the battery will drain if you don't float the ground. So, here's where I need some help. All the examples I've seen are discussing connecting this setup to charge a *battery*. Why can't we just ditch the battery altogether and run solely off the excess stator power while the motor is running? Is there a problem doing this? Today, the headlight runs off of AC power and the rest (i.e., taillight, turn signals, horn) off the Tusk kit battery. Can we run all off AC or DC or should we run a split system with the headlight AC and the rest DC? I'm hoping that ditching the battery might the install easier without any practical loss of functionality. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.