I need a few pointers on problems with my Bandit. I am an everyday commuter and the bike is kept in a large wooden shed overnight. Two weeks ago I left for holiday and had used the bike up till then. I tried to start on my return but the battery seemed flat or not strong enough even though the lights on the bike were strong. I charged overnight and tried again. It started on the manual choke and ran for a few minutes. I left it on choke running about 2000revs. It just died.
I just repeated this again tonight but could not get it started. The starter solenoid was all i heard. I tried to jump push with no joy so got a jump from my car. Again it started and i manually tried to control the choke keeping it around 2000 revs again. I walked off thinking it was okay and it died again refusing to immediately start. When it was running it sounded lumpy and like it needed to clear itself. I am no mechanic but checked wiring etc and seems ok. Money is tight and I don't want to jump to buying up stuff without needing. Before I proceed further any pointers? Bike been good up till now although not been serviced for a while apart from oil changes which was earlier this year. Battery is about 2 years old. Thanks