What a pleasant thread to find... Last week my bike just started having charging issues. Year-old battery drained down to no charge. At least when I discovered the issue by having it not start I was near a car that had jumper cables so I could get home. Was planning on dropping it off at the dealer tomorrow, but now I'm afraid they won't find the issue so easily.
On top of that, on the way in to work this morning, I started having shifting issues. With the clutch fully engaged, I couldn't shift between gears. Coming to a stop, I couldn't shift from 3rd into 1st. At the stop I had to let it slip a bit to grab and pull the shifter into place. At least I was close to work and only had one more stop before parking. When I parked, I tried shifting up through the gears and then back down. Same thing.
The bike (2009 R) is just two months off warranty.
Maybe I should
have gone with a used Hornet/599... Hopefully it's not too bad to sort out. I do love the bike.