Bought one of the "internet deal" '03 1800 R's last July. The bike spent the Winter in my heated basement. I only had 2500 miles on it this Spring. I noticed what appeared to be a weak battery. The bike would barely turn over at first and then would seem to "catch" and turn over fast enough that it should have started, but wouldn't. I attached a battery tender, but the battery would only take a minute or two to show a full charge. I thought about doing the ground fix, but pulled the battery and had it tested at Advance Auto. Their machine said the battery needed replaced. I tended to believe the machine would naturally lean toward replacement since they are in the business of selling parts, but bought a replacement anyway. After about an hour of initial charging, installed the battery and bike fired like it should. I'm not arguing with success, but I'm really having a hard time with such a new, relatively unused battery going bad. Do the batteries come with new bikes in the crate or does the dealer supply a battery? Could this just be a case of bad luck or is there something I should have done different concerning the maintenance over the Winter. I have an '01 Valk with original battery and it still works like new. I have both bikes stored in the same place and have never used a battery tender over the Winter. I do pull them outside on nice days and fire them up for a while. Sorry this is so long, but I am somewhat stumped on this one.