Aug. 02, 2009
Mods: nothing electrical related
Failure: Was at the local Cycle Gear shop to grab some supplies, went out to start the bike, dash lights come on, but not enough battery to crank the engine. Attempts to bump start fail. Pull battery, tried to charge at the shop, but no amount of charging will get the bike to crank.
Resolution: Pulled a Yausa battery off the shelf at the shop, installed, fired right up, no problems in the 1 week since that time.
Let me hold my breath about BMW reimbursing me for the battery :-/ I am amazed that it happened to me at a bike shop instead of the middle of nowhere, so yay for small victories.