Redwing52-I did just that and voila the lights came on, neutral light and all. I went to start it and it just clicked-now I suspect the battery (which is five years old). I am looking to replace both. Question--could I use a car battery hooked up to the bike just to test a few things and see if I can get it started without causing any harm? Thanks guys! It looks like she blew up or at least a tupperware truck exploded in my shop. I love a challenge but really need to go ride somewhere.