Funny, but I'm being sincere. I LOVE my bike. I don't like playing this card, but I waited 9 months to come back from Kabul after my third & final tour. My awesome, clean, shinny, insanely fast stock R1 was in my thoughts every day when abroad. When I came back, I literally pushed my bike into my living room, next to my TV, after I'd get done riding for the day so I could watch the two non-human things I love & missed the most together. I completely missed being able to ride last summer and most of 2008. My bike makes me feel glorious, especially now, and I'm very territorial with it. I'm a Hum-V mechanic and electrical problems were somewhat common due to the extreme heat (shorted cuircuts & wires, melted/leaked batteries, etc). We had diagnosis books that when stacked were 15 inches high. Despite all the literature, there were 6 pages that would walk you through the steps of checking certain connections for continuity, resistance, and volts. Depending on the findings it would then tell you exactly what needed to be replaced/adjusted along with the manual and page #'s to start the project. I guess I'm looking for something similar. Yes, if I really wanted it done I would have brought it to a shop to have it fixed. My fears with that are being taken advantage of monetarily, waiting for the slackers to get to my bike (I once waited a week for them to perform the 1500 mile check-up when I first bought it), and telling me I need more parts that what is necessary. I'm also afraid of the cost because, like most right now, the economy has effected me. In short, can someone provide the pages from a 02-03 R1 repair manual showing the proper steps on checking the whole electrical system? It would greatly be appreciated.