prepping for another run west, front wheel back together, bike cleaned up, turn the key to check the fuel level...nuthin', dead flat battery. charged it back to 12.6, let it sit and took a look at the voltmeter on the dash periodically, it wouldn't hold charge. the battery was new, and checked out fine, must have a parasitic drain somewhere on the bike. i was confident with all the wiring i did for the custom work, and the rest of the bike looked ok too, but when i pushed the small switch for the auxiliary lights, the red pilot light didn't come on, WTF, the pilot light was the only device tied into the lighting relay, no auxiliary lights had been installed yet. pulled the screen off to access the relay, and i found it warm to the touch, there's my problem, the relay had failed. now really, who would ever think that a buck fifty chineseum relay would fail, but it did. my local NAPA had Bosch relays in the past, but none in stock now, another wuhan supply issue. the relays they did have were all chineseum sourced, and had a $20 price tag. nope, not doing that. i did have have a duplicate of the relay i pulled out, let's roll the dice again for $1.50, and i stuck it in there. failed relay in a common configuration, primo chineseum. hit the switch, LED pilot light comes on per normal.