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The battery on my 1995 Yamaha Virago 250cc is not working

The battery on my 1995 Yamaha Virago 250cc seems to be dying. If I don't ride the bike for a couple of days I can't start it - but I can bump start it everytime by riding freewheel down a slope? Even when I've been on a 20 km ride, it may or may not start the next day?
Sometimes when I use the choke it fires up but usually it just dies on me. Any ideas to fix the problem would be appreciated.

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Starter brushes could be worn out or a dirty or loose connection!
Starter button may need checking also the solenoid
week compressin or leaking diaphrams in carbs will cause it too
I suggest you charge battery & start at the button & work your way back

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