My girlfriend and I bought a new (second hand) 2000 model VTR1000f a few weeks back to enjoy riding around Perth and South-West WA for the Christmas holidays, but on return from Margaret River, Sunday before last, the bike died. Here's the story: Bought a bike which hasn't been used all that regularly. Took it for about 5 smallish rides around Perth. It ran like a 9 year old bike ought to. Then rode to Margaret River for a weekend, taking part in the Toy Run and doing other 15min-1 hour rides. The bike was perfect! On the above referenced Sunday we rode 260km at 80-110km/h from Dunsborough to return to Perth, only stopping briefly to refuel and change riders (with the ignition and lights off when we did stop). At the end of the trip we pulled up at a local servo in Subiaco to refuel, but the bike wouldn't start again. The battery didn't have enough power to turn the motor over. We bump-started it and rode home (surely an amusing sight down Rokeby St for the locals). On the Monday I tried to start it but, again, not enough power to turn the motor over, so I used a battery jumper pack and rode it to the store. Causeway Honda tested the charging/load with the existing battery and it seemed ok, but suggested that the old battery was probably the cause of the problem, I bought a new one, installed it, bike started fine and rode home ok. Great! The next day (Wednesday just gone) we rode into the hills to O'Brien Rd, had a good 2-3 hour ride mostly at 80-100km/h. Afterwards we parked in the city for a bit of shopping (2 hours), to find, on return, the new battery had died in exactly the same way as the old one. It tried turning over but didn’t have enough power to start. It seems the starter motor is ok. And it’s not the battery (although I now have 2 dead ones). Has anyone had similar problems? Please Help!.... This has basically ruined our holiday plans!