Howdy. I will ask a question then give you background info. If I buy a multimeter, how do I check to see if my battery is alright or not, and whether the alternator is providing sufficient charge? The background - had a small problem with the Spada this morning. Drove to Granville to do my P's. Anyway, stopped at the servo beforehand, then when I tried the ignition, it felt like a flat battery. Engine didn't kick over much, oil and neutral light were much dimmer than normal. So anyway I push started it, which was fine , and prayed to the Spada Gremlin Gods not to do this to me on the morning of my P's test Anyway, first chance to start the bike during the course, no starter motor activity AT ALL. None. Same thing again, push started it, continued with the course, and left it idling between a few sections. Didn't have another problem for the whole day, which included turning it off again another 5 or so times, after which the bike started immediately like there was nothing wrong... :? So the situation is this: I have had the bike for 3 months, so I don't know how old the battery is. I think the alternator is working alright - the headlight gets significantly brighter each time I rev the bike. Any thoughts? Cam.