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thanbks for the repsonses on this. the bike has definately been in neutral each time this has occured, on the centerstand, and actaully the charger has still been in the bike. i don't suspect a weak battery .. but who knows.
trying to describe this again in the hopes of elaborating more. weird description, but if i had to, imagine a ball on the end of a string, and your spinning it around, then unexpectedly your buddy put a piece of plywood in the ball's path. next time it came around, you'd hear it whack into the plywood and no more 'whoosh' from it spinning ... all quiet. This is what I hear, but it's metallic in nature.
i am thinking of recording my next start-up's, but this darn thing is sporadic!! I do have an appt. with the dealer. they are going to pick up the bike next week, and hopefully they'll find out what's going on here.