Hello everyone my name is Tommy and i live outside of St. Louis Mo . I'm 41 - I just got this bike in sept of 2010 - im getting readdy to take it in for its 5000 mile inspection and i have been having issues with it dying . I had the batery tested and they said it was good at two auto zones - they told me to slow charge it all night to get it to have a full charge . is that my problem ya think ? in my lust to get out and enjoy the nice weather i only put 1/2 a charge on it - i thought 50 miles would be enough to charge it - then someone told me i need to be on the highway going at faster speed for the bike to chage itself . i dont know im a plumber - anyone have advice ? thanks in advance ================================================ so i've been having battery issues. i charged it 50% on 12v 6 amps jumped on started riding thinking it would charge itself `FAIL -it's almost due for it's 5000 mile checkup - twice now when i go to start it if it doesnt catch right away and fire up the starter drains the battery. i took it to autozone they said it wasn't dead and tested it to 325v cranking - my charger has 2 settings one for 12v 2am one for 12 v 6 amp. when its on the 12v2amp setting the needle is burried past the 100% mark - when i switch it 12v6am it drops back to just under 100%. should i charge it at the higher amp to get a full charge on it ? is 12v6amp to much - could i have burned up my electrical system ? thankss in advance for helping this newb out !!