I have been dealing with this issue for quite a while now. It appears that my starter is turning too slow, with a fresh charge on the battery it will turn over but seems to run the battery dead after 4 or 5 5-10 second attempts. I have bought a new battery and the same issue exists. I kick the bike and it fires right up no problem, in fact I have basically resorted to just using the kick starter full time now. It appears to me that the starter is just overloading the battery, (I have not cleared a fuse yet). Is it possible that I have a bad bearing in the starter or perhaps the starter got some water or dirt in it at one time. Anyone else experienced the same thing? Thanks!