Before I even get responses.

the problem is NOT

  • bad battery
  • bad cables
The problem is that on this 97 GP1200, the battery drains very quickly (I think about a week or less) when the battery is hooked up. If you disconnect the battery between use, it will be fine.

Battery is GOOD
Cables are GOOD

What could be the problem? Someone told me this is a glitch with the 97 GP1200's (only present in that year) however I severely doubt this, any truth to it?