Hi Guys, Been reading all the past posts on dead batteries and hoping that is all that is wrong with mine. Been away for a week and got back on the bike to go to work yesterday (1990 Spada). Started fine and got me to work (20 min ride). Stopped on my way home to see someone (after maybe 10 min ride) and when I went to start it again, ignition light came on (neatral light and oil light) then hit the starter and all went dead. Soooo, tried to jump start it to no avail, tried many a time. After trying that, the dash lights would come on faintly but not much. Sooo tried putting it on charge overnight and try again this morning. Neutral and oil light come on ok, but no turning over. and lights fade again. (Not headlight) Try to jump start again in first and in second. Still no luck. Checked fuses too, they're ok, one is thin, but still connected. My question is: Do batteries lose their ability to hold charge. Is it possible that while I was away, the battery was losing charge and had enough to just start me yesterday? Secondly, If i need a new battery, can anyone recommend good value in Melbourne CBD or west, north or port melbourne? Thanks in advance. J.