Ok so here is the thing thats going on now.Oh and before you ask yes I used the search function. My bike latly has been sounding like it is running on one cylinder. Also when I try to start it first time fires right up can ride and then stop and it will crank and crank...backfire and then sometimes start. so i went on a ride today and got stranded in the next town over. Called the wife to come over and while I was waiting I took the left side cover off to check the battery. All looked well. battery looks several years old and was from Parts Unlimited...lol anyway the first set of wires on the rack were three wires going to a plug that goes down to the engine. I think it goes to the generator...it was unplugged. Wife got there and put it on the jumper cables and it started right up. took the cables off and ran it all the way home(approx 5 miles) and shut it off. tried to start it back up and nothing....I think the battery is dead. I will go out in a few min and check the voltage. I know when I was trying to start it when it wouldn't i ran it down till it clicked and the lights went out....yup that dead... so Ill go out and check that and Ill reply with the results. What do ya think though bad battery?