More success- but still a moderate one. Re-wrapped with the 26ga it's definitely pushing more power. AC volts are definitely happening now. Will run incandescent bulbs(27w front, 8w in the rear) and can actually burn them out without the treats regulator! I couldn't even light up one bulb before unless it was an led. This is a huge improvement over what I had. So we are now making great ac power, and my lighting coil's ground is floated in preperation for DC rectification.
I'm not liking the chinese rectifier. I hooked it up with a drill battery and am still losing voltage at the battery with the bulbs connected and bike running. Not sure what's missing here- maybe that $7 rectifier is no good. I didn't try it with the ac regulator- possibly it's overpowered, or not grounded right, or just junk. More combinations to try later......
Overall I'm really glad I have ac volts now- It's progress. The lights are pretty good with the treats ac regulator and bulbs wired in on ac power. Kind of disappointed on the DC results tho. Not sure if I'll run it as-is or keep trying to get DC.
The weather has been so nice I might just have to ride it a bit before trying some more!