Finally got the battery from amazon today. I took the sam's battery back. Bike fired up just like it did after charging the old one. Speedo is still on crack but i can't ride cuz its pourin rain out. Tomorrow should be decent. I'll keep you posted.
On a side note, tested both batteries and believe it or not they read the same on the meter, 12.8. I put the new one on a trickle just to be safe.
Makes me wonder if something shorted out?