as some of you know, i think i brought a lemon of a bike when i got the across, it doesnt like starting sometimes, and because im impatient, it usually ends up with a flat as a tack battery.. i think the problem might actually be battery, cause this is the second time a charge has got it started, although not straight away.. i dunno.. i need someone to look at it when im having the problem.. anywayz, the point of the post; after getting home from brendans, i decided to put the battery back in the bike (its been charging overnight) and after a couple of almosts.. IT STARTED!!!!!! i nearly fainted.. ive been starting it about weekly, maybe a bit less often for the last moth and letting it run cause i havent had a chance to get on it for a ride.. but last weekend (the first good one we had in a while) i went out to go for a ride and it woudlnt start. MAN was i pissed.. but not this weekend.. i got it going, so i i rush inside, get my gear on.. and went for a bit of a ride.. i only ended up taking a few backroads to williamstown for a smoke.. but it wasnt about where i was going, or the roads i took.. it was me finally being able to get out and enjoy being on the bike.. im sorry, i lost the faith in riding. i guess i forgot what i was missing out on. not being on the bike for so long i forgot how enjoyable it is to just get on the bike, spin the bottle and go that way. im sure you have all experienced it.. its like being a kid and finding your favourite toy from 2 years ago in the bottom of the toybox one day. thats how getting out on the bike was for me today. anyway. i just wanted to share that. thanks.