Trouble with my recently purchased 2003 bike.
I recently bought a 2003 Vulcan off craigslist.
It's been about two weeks and I'm starting to realize that the previous owner(s) did not take very good care of the bike. I changed the oil and it looked like it hadn't been changed in a very very long time, and there was only about 1/4 quart.
Anyway, I've fixed a bunch of the small things on it.
The other day I rode up the mountains for a few hours, afterwards I was riding on a highway back to my house and after being in 5th gear for about 30 seconds, I was about 70mph and the engine started chugging as if it was running out of gas. I checked and it was almost full. The engine shut down on me. Luckily I was able to pull off safely but when I tried starting it back up the starter button wasn't doing anything. I thought the battery could be dead but the lights were still on. I let it sit for a few minutes and tried again and it worked.
After asking a bunch of people for advice they told me its either a clogged fuel filter, the engine was vapor locked, or the battery is going out.
I'm sure the battery is going out also because usually when I try to start the bike it takes a good 30 seconds to start it.
If I could get some advice on what further steps I should take, that would be great. Again, I just bought the bike a few weeks ago and I'm not too savvy with technical stuff, yet.