Once the stock relay is taken out, i proceeded to dismantle it and compared it side by side with the nouvo relay. old one on the right, new one on the left. the new one came with a rubber boot that you may remove and discard, and 10 amps fuse (red).
both relays looks identical to each other on the outside, one would've thought they're exactly the same relay unit! but look closely, and you will notice a slight difference on which side of the relay has the live fuse holder in (the other fuse is a spare)
comparing the two relay units from outside
However i have no way to say for sure whether the innards are the same or if the have the same resistance values etc etc. but hey someone else used it and has not been complaining, so it must be working!
However knowing that the sides of the live fuse are diffeent on both relays, i have decided to just swap out the metal connectors and use the stock configration.
Swap completed and reassembled! make sure you re-use (or you can also use a new fuse, your pick) the 30 amp (green) fuse on the new relay.
For reinstallation, just do the reverse of dismantling, starting by mounting the above powerline, followed by lower line, square connector and reinsert into the rubber boot.
bolt the covers back on and test fire your bike! mine fired up right away without the problem. it's alive!!! it's allliiiveeee!!!!
however it is still too early to tell. i will be riding this weekend and whether this relay change did solved the problem, we will get the answer. if the same thing repeats, then it could only be the battery, which was unchanged since the bike rolled off the shop.
Thanks for reading!