So i was riding the bike today. And i filtered to the front and went to take off and then... the bike cut out instantly with absolutely no response to any input from me. So i am left in the right hand lane of a 3 lane road looking like a ****-stick with my douchebag numberplate and douchebag exhaust. Mercifully after a minute or so the traffic eased and i could push the old girl to the sidewalk. First, check the fuses, all good. Next, check the big fuse near the battery - all good. Check for any obvious signs of a short or disconnection in the engine bay/under the seat - all good. Then i got to thinking about all my dodgey wiring that I had done on the bike recently. So i took the headlight off (thank god for having a toolkit with the bike) and whaddya know, i poke about in a few wires and the bike is responsive again. Looks as though one of my splices thru the ignition cable is a bit, well, shit. Thankfully I bought a soldering iron from jaycar over the weekend and was just about to redo all that dodgey wiring anyway! What am i trying to say? Dodgey wiring works for a bit but eventually the dodginess shines thru and your dodgey work leaves you with a dodgey bike in dodgey situations. Moral of the story - be less dodgey and wire your shit properly! Especially if you have extensive aftermarket electrics like i do (heated grips, running lights, 12v sockets, all that jazz).