Hey guys, ill cut a long story short. Bought an R1 3 weeks ago, at yass, all was good rode it back to sydney, it did the 260'ks back to sydney without any issues. Rode the bike to work and around as i travel over sydney for work every day, for a week, the bike started ok every day. now after riding it for a week, I went up the coast from friday night till sunday morning. When i got home and went to start the bike, it turned over sooo slowly it just couldnt start. So i got my dad to give me a small push and dropped it in 2nd and that was it, it was ok. I let it warm up and then rode to a mates place. Left the bike for 3 hours got back on it started and i went home. When monday came around, went to start the bike and it just couldnt crank over. So i got my brother to give me a push. now after i got to work and turned the bike off and started again, it turned over but slowly and started. So i got my mate to get me a new battery and bring it to me at my work. Thank got a work on top of an Auto sparkys. We charged the new battery and tried it and no luck. So i thought the battery was dud. Got a new battery and same thing. At the stage i had the shit and just connected the posotive of the battery to the output terminal of the starter relay to bypass the relay to check that it wasnt the relay, it did the same thing, just barley cranked. I went that step furher and pull the bike down and found that the positive terminal on the starter was sooooo rusty it was crazy. I cleaned both the terminal and the lead. and hoped to god that was the issue. But no the same thing happened, cranked over very very slow. Pulled out the started, took it apart, and let me dad take it to his work to get the amature machined. everything looked ok inside but 1 brush was stuck in and not pushing on the ameture. I was sus of this. Put it all back to gether perperly and powered it from the postive terminal of the starter to the battery. and the same thing. Now my question is that it has to be the starter right??? And just to answer any up comming questions, the teeth on the starter were in perfect condition, no sign of internal wear. If anyone has any advise or could help it would be greatly appriciated. its a 2000 model btw.