As I'm sure you can tell when reading this post, I am not a particularly technical guy. Some of you clearly are, so I hope you can answer my questions. I know you have all been there: The beloved steel horse has suffered rainy season neglect. You finally decide to take her out for a spin. All excited, you put on your gear, jump on and press the starter button. The answer is a mere tired moan. She is offended! :cry: Instead of speeding off into the sunrise, you shed your gear and remove the battery. Of course it's Sunday; your local battery store is closed. By the time you find another, get the damn thing charged and finish re-installing it, your enthusiasm has all but vanished. What are your recommendations? a) Regularly / permanently charge the battery? b) Install a voltage meter on the bike? If you opt for the former, do you take the seat off and hook up the charger to the battery terminals, or do you know of a more convenient setup? If the latter is your choice, how can you tell whether your battery is strong enough to fire up the engine? Oh, I ride a 2004 Shadow Aero 750. Thanks a lot, guys, for your recommendations!