PLease Help..here is the story.
Had my bike(2002 f4i) since late 2002..rode it for most of the winter, never officially putting it into storage that year, but it did get parked for extended periods of time. Summer of 2003...everything was fine..winter 2003, put bike in storage, but forgot to disconect battery(oops)...spring 2004..bike comes out, won't start so I went and bought a trickle charger, plug the battery in for a few days, bike started fine. No problems till recently.
Last weekend went for cruise..bike started and ran fine..Parked it for 2 hours, came back..wouldn't start..had to push start it..let it run for a bit...turned it off..then it started and ran fine. The next following 2 days the bike started fine. Today(four days of bike sitting with out starting) I go to start it, and its dead again..tried to push start it..DEAD..So i took the battery out, plugged it into trickle charger for the afternoon...installed the battery...NO START...I think it might just be a simple battery problem but I wanted to get other peoples opinions just in case. When I attempted to start it after charging the battery, I was only able to get 2-3 good attempts before it felt like battery had 'no juice left'. The started sounds fine, and so does all the electrical stuff(fuel pump humm and gauges all come on)...but the bike just doesn't want to start... HELP??? Thanks in advance!