With the rains in the Houston area over the last few weeks, my 109 stayed in the garage. When I tried to start it, the battery was dead. I purchased a good charger form Sears for $90 to try and charge the battery. When the battery got to about 40% the charger would abort the charge. I took the charger and the battery to Sears and have them both checked...per Sears it looked like I had a bad cell. When I took the battery to Word Suzuki in League City, they refused to warranty the battery since I did not buy the bike from them. They cited potential dealer prep issues for the battery failure, which I understand if the failure occurred within a couple of weeks of purchase, but not 3-4mo. I took the battery back to Tejas in Highlands (I live in Friendswood) and they wrote up the battery, ordered a new one, and asked me to bring my 109 in to check out the charging system to make sure there issue is strictly a bad cell and there is nothing wrong else where. When I told them about what happened at Word, they were a little shocked that a dealer would push off something that should be covered under warranty. Needless to say Word will not get any business from me and I'm sending an email and phone call to Suzuki tomorrow. What good is the warranty if it's not honored at all shops.