I've got an '09 Vstar I bought now in 2011. It has been a great bike. Took it to New Orleans last year and that's when the problem started. Pulled in and filled up with fuel. Hit the starter button and it was half crank, and then nothing. After a minute or two it would go ahead and turn over and start. I put a brand new Interstate battery in it this spring. It is getting to the point where I am having to push start it every time. The starter sounds odd when it works. I haven't had the new battery checked, but not sure this is the problem. It runs perfectly fine otherwise with no indication that the charging system isn't working. No check engine lights, either. Any pointers would be appreciated! Thanks.