I recently came across a problem with my blade and apparently it is common. I was riding along and the bike started to serge like it was running out of power. Every time i got to a set of lights it would want to stall so i tried to keep the revs up to prevent this happening. Got to my destination got off bike had something to eat. Jumped back on the bike to find there wasn't enough power to start it so had to roll start. Got it going to get it back to my garage and have a tinker to see wtf was going on serging with loss of power all the way home like before.. Tried to start it again after getting home no luck. The regulator/rectifier is known for going on these things so i checked it out with multi meter and it showed some weird numbers that should not have been there according to mechanics work shop manual. Checked the battery and it only had 8volts. this showed that the alternator was charging to the rectifier but not turning it to battery power. Ok off to Honda i go next day. 1 regulator/rectifier please sir. that will be $170 and a 2 day wait thankshe replied. 2 days later regulator/rectifier appears so off i go and return with it. Went for a ride the following day after charging the battery and installing the new rectifier. 30 minutes into my ride same thing happens serging serging loss of power but this time bike just stalls and is dead. oh crap! Got it towed home on a trailer and is now back in the shed. Next day off to bike shop asking for a new battery. no worries he says $200 thanks....Awesome...NOT ok now i have a new battery and a new regulator rectifier on board lets go riding. 30 mins later same bloody thing again. Getting really jack of this by now luckily i was riding near home in fear of getting caught out again. Back in the shed we go. Determined that i can do this with out paying a mechanic a trillion dollars to get a auto elec in to find the problem. Checked battery first...8volts again then checked it for an earth leakage. checked regulator rectifier for current and it checked out good. Next thing was the stator coil in the alternator. Open it up and BAM problem solved 2 of the coils are fried together. Ring Honda again (on first name basis by now with spare parts ) 1 stator please sir. that will be $350 thanks and a 3 day wait. Put it in the bike charged the battery again went for a ride for 30 mins got home turned off the bike and woo hoo she goes again. I hate electrical problems. Apparently this is quite common tho with the blade for 04 and 05 mdl. 06 onwards are fixed and in the states there was e recall issued July 2008 for 04-05 mdl but not here the bastards. Hope this helps in some way to you fellow blade riders.