I am new to the forum, and have a 2005, 1300C. I was out for a ride yesterday due to the fact it was beautiful here in the south, rode for about 3-4 miles and was on the throttle when the bike backfired twice then acted as though it was running out of gas and died right in the middle of the highway. tried to start the bike and the battery was about dead. I realize it will need a new battery but does anyone have any insight as to why the bike died?? has plenty of gas, never acted up until all this happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated.