New to forum and MV bikes...have had my 04 Brutale S less than a week...first couple of days were magic. Then bad stuff...charge light came on one day. Ok fine, check the battery cables and charge the battery. Next day, charge light came on again (much further from home) and bike started to sputter and die. Towed it home...did what I could do to diagnose, and thought I narrowed it down to either the alernator or voltage regulator. Some more testing and diagnoses says...alternator is fine...putting out 14.5 volts at 3500 rpm....played around a bit with the ECU connector....put some pressure on the ECU and suddenly the battery was getting full voltage...hmmm. Is something loose in there? Now the question....continue to play or pony up the $ and order a new one. I am leaning toward a new one....cuz I want to ride. Anyone have a similar experience?