Another electrical problem solved Since about 25k kms my 04 950 S GO!!!! Has intermittently and rarely shut itself down. Ussually in the dark in the middle of nowhere. Luckily enough always firing right back up. I had read of pyndon’s electrical issues on his great thread and did clean and inspect the contacts of my starter relay. http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10511617&postcount=1088 Last summer while crossing the international bridge back into Canada, the line was long to get to customs and it was 35Celcius. I shut the engine down for a few minutes and when turning the key on to move ahead there was absolutely no power. After pushing through customs and 20 minutes of cooling down time suddenly power was back. I rode about 80 or 90 kms with the odd stutter and miss as power would sometimes cut out for a second. Pulling over to perform a little diagnosis lead me back to the starter relay. It turns out the red and white power feed wires in the 4 wire plug on the relay are on very small connectors and finally got so hot and corroded they basically fell apart. Pulling these 2 wires out of the plug I stripped them back a bit and shoved them under the Main battery feed wire on the relay for full time power. Once home I added in a 30Amp inline fuse and a proper ring terminal. Problem solved! no more cutting out, But that was so, last year. Getting back from a 3000 km weekend trip this season, everything was great except a few times on my trip my hard wired gps would lose power for a spit second or two. I assumed the connector to the gps was going beginning to crap out. Bike sits for a week or so and as I go to head out on a weekend trip.... Engine fires right up, NO TACH, NO SPEEDO, NO HORN, NO BRAKE LIGHTS, NO GPS …….WTF!!!!! I take if for a spin and power comes on sometimes but has low voltage on that circuit as when I hit the brakes the extra power load of the light shuts everything back off. A quick check tells me 2 fuses are not getting power. No Problem I’ve seen this before. I've read somewhere on Orange Crush that after 40 k kms ignition switches will fail and I’ve been expecting it eventually. I test for power on the wires going into the switch and they all have power. Must be the switch! No time to tear into it any farther I abandon the bike trip. Now that some spare time presents itself I consult the forum and get some great info courtesy of Osteo. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4938291&postcount=18 I perform the procedure and find the switch internals looking mint. I clean the contacts and stretch the springs anyway and with the switch back on the bike, it brings no change. After some testing I find one of the red/white feed wires looses it’s battery voltage when a load is applied. Consulting the wiring diagram I see these are all fed from the starter solenoid area and join together somewhere between the ignition switch plug and the starter solenoid. Tracing the harness down I see no obvious trouble points. Getting closer to the relay I see some of the red/white wires look like they go past the starter relay and maybe double back. Upon slicing into the oem harness Green death begins to appear. I’m surprised to see an ugly looking glob of green solder One wire is no longer connected and I’m able to pull all the wires apart without tools and very little effort. All cleaned up and ready to solder in some new wires. Soldered up and back in place there we go all those thingys light up again.