I tried to started my VROD today for the first time in 2 weeks. I had the alarm on the whole time it sat in my garage. It kicked over a couple times and died on me. Bike usually starts on the 2nd or 3rd crank but today it wouldn`t. I gave it a little juice and it cranked 2 more times and Ka-BOOM!!!! It backfired. Wife thought I shot someone. Gave me a heart attack. I then put it on the charger for 20 minutes and she started right up. Let it run for 2 minutes then shut down. I washed and waxed it then tried to start again and Ka-BOOM!!!the same thing happened. Put it back on the charger for a few minutes and it started again. I rode it for about 45 minutes but was afraid to stop somewhere and shut it down. I didn`t feel like getting stranded right before dark. When I got home I shut it off, waited a minute and started it up again. No problem. I`ll see if it starts again tomorrow.