Hi all, So went to fire my GS500 up for the first time in aaages. Flat battery, not a huge surprise. Drama begins- Pull seat off to remove battery and charge it up. But, it's a cheap battery my Dad bought, with the terminals at 90 degrees to the original, so when we installed it, we had to bend the connectors and generally faff around with it to make it fit. Downside now is the screw heads are basically mashed and impossible to turn - so I can't remove the leads. I'll roll start it thinks I. Push bike to nearest hill, and roll down, get speed, clutch out in 2nd gear, engine turns but bike slows to nothing. Fark. I push bike to top of the hill and try again. (Choke on, primed the fuel tap for a few seconds) Engine turns over and I think I'm good, but it cuts out again. Argh. Push bike to top of hill (just about killed me, almost induced a heart attack) and back to my driveway. Can I attach the charger to the battery while still connected to the leads? Or am I going to fry something badly by doing this? I'm moving house on Thurs so am on a deadline to get it going Any thoughts?