I'm mid-ride between Florida and New York and notice that the battery bug is reading lower than normal numbers for running voltage. I'm seeing 13.3v at speed and 13.8v at idle. My battery was showing 12.2v in the morning before start up and caused the precipitous "hmmmmm"..... :huh So after pondering this for a few hundred miles, I considered it an issue. Had to go through the stages of motorcycle repair: deny (the diagnosis), :ddog delay (the decision), despair (about repair), and finally- act. Carolina BMW Greensboro, NC was the closest help and they took care of it. I called ahead and rolled in. They confirmed the problem as the regulator and pulled a part from a bike to get me rolling. Thanks Joe and Drew.