Hi all, I'm having some classic newbie troubles with my very new (to me) 2004 VTR250. I've had it a week. I'll do a timeline of my troubles. - Bike was delivered to me (everything was fine: started fine that day ) I had the bike checked out by a reputable mechanic before purchasing and everything was said to be fine. - Next day: first ride; everything goes fine. Started first time with no issues whatsoever. Went for a short ride! Very happy. - Next day, bike starts fine then I adjusted the choke as it warmed up. The bike stalled so I gave it another couple of cranks. I had the fuel line off (stupidly) and ended up flattening the battery because I'm fairly sure I flooded it. I put it away as it was getting too dark to worry. - 2 days later. I jump start the bike Everythings fine once I got it going. Rode for 1hr plus. Left it came back later (3hrs) the same day and everything was fine again. Assumed there was no problems. - Another 2 days later I can't start the bike. At first I had the fuel line off again and after that ended up flattening the battery again and flooding it ( I think). Left it. - Tonight I get home. Put more fuel in (it didn't have much in it). So I hook it up to the car battery attempting to jump start) It won't start again. I've checked everything I know (fuel line, kill switch, used choke, didn't use choke, side stand up) So the bike if firing with it hooked up to the car battery but it is just not turning over at all. I don't want to bugger my starter to I won't try it again. I know I can push start again but I want to solve this problem so I learn something. Any suggestions? I love this bike and riding it is great, but this is very frustrating; even more so that its my fault. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Cheers, - Tim.