was out on a ride with 5 others and was in front,coming through mid wales,I rounded a blind sharp narrow bend at the start of a steep climb when the bike suddenly stopped. Iwas stranded in middle of road holding bike on brake the other riders and a mercedes estate car just managed to go around me,it was very close. Switched ignition on and off afew times and had to find neutral on a steep hill to start the bike again. Pulled over at a layby and found battery terminals had worked loose,tightened them up and the bike ran home ok. I was quite shaken by this and now think the "starts only in neutral" idea not so good,the time it took to get the bike out of a hazardous situation was critical,but I will check these terminals every month from now.