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As the title says, I've never washed my bike nor dropped it,
just left it in the garage (been about 3 months) Went to start it a week ago, and it fired up, and now it won't. Battery cranks like a champ, but it doesn't fire up....maybe the spark plugs are flooded? can that even be possible on a fuel injected bike? I read a few posts back, can it be the fuel pump? or even my gasoline turning to varnish? Please help me out!
 

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when you turn the key on do you hear the pump kick on and prime ? if not thiers your problem but if it is dont just go changin the fuel pump could be a few other electrical things. thats just a place to start
 

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Could even be something as simple as a connection. I agree with above. I am sure you know thia as well, but don't go throwin' a bunch of cash at something that may be very simple. Been there, done that. I will certainly check into it for you.
 

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let your bike sit for an hour or so get back it to it and try to start it
this time hold the throttle all the way while hitting he starter it will
start up give that a try and post back up
 

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You could have fuel in your plugs.
So try this. Turn it on and open throttle wide open whether it starts or not to let some fresh air in there to dry things out; then let off of the throttle shut it off and try to start it without givin' it any gas. If it starts, take it up to about 4000 RPMs until all of the plugs clear, running smooth. If that does not work put some plugs in it. :dancing2:
 

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don't understand how I can get fuel in my plugs but I guess its a possibility.

so what you're saying is that if I open the throttle without the engine being on....it means that there is no gas going into the ignition chambers? just air so that my plugs would air out and get dry? isn't this 2004 600rr fuel injected? sounds like you're giving me a fix for a carburated bike....no offense....but it sounds kinda weird.

all in all, I went down to local roadrider and picked up a 50 dollar battery tender and a new yuasa battery for 100 dollars, just trying my luck so that I can use the tender and see what happens with the battery....haven't installed the battery just yet...

please tell me if I over paid for the tender and the battery....that way i can feel good about spending the money that i don't have....

thanks for all your attention and helpful advice
 

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the ECU on these bikes cuts ALL fuel delivery, when the throttle is held wide open when starting it. it's built that way on purpose to clear out a flooded bike. they are giving you sound advice.

and as always... make sure it is in neutral, kickstand is up. turn the key on, toggle the kill switch off, then back on. pull in the clutch and hit the starter.
 

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This is a classic flooded engine, hold the throttle wide open and start your bike. Next time you want to start the bike to check up on it during the off season, let it warm up more instead of starting the bike and only letting it run for a min our so. The autochoke causes many EFI bike to flood if you don't let the bike warm up enough.
 

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okay...so firstly, where can I get these items cheaper?
second, I hooked up the tender since yesterday morning...opened the throttle after the kill switch was turned back on and cranked her....still didn't start and the battery pretty much went dead after two tries....now is that normal? still haven't used the brand new battery yet...should I just use it and try it out and see if it is the battery? I daresay that I don't need to use the new battery if the tender was charging all night.....don't know..

thanks for all the help guys!
 

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Not sure where you are but I live in Canada and I just bought a tender the other day for $40 CDN and a new battery last year for about $80 CND.

A fully charged battery should deffinately last longer then 2 attempted starts. Depending on the tender, mine charged my nearly dead battery which didn't have enough juice to even turn her over in about 1 hour. I would say you are going to need a new battery if it only lasted 2 cranks.

Start the bike with the throttle wide open once, let it sit for a couple min do the same thing again, you may have to do this a couple of time depending on how flooded the engien is but then start it normally without even touching the throttle.

You may have to take the plugs out to make sure that they are dry and actually have a gap in them.
 

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it was a crappy battery so I installed the new battery last night....left the tender on it just in case. It almost started earlier kinda half choking....but not firing..

i smell gas and hear the fuel pump on initial kill switch flip.

should I crack open the spark plugs and check them out?
 

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MY BABY LIVES AGAIN!!!!

THANKS for all the help guys!!!! This has happened before and when she started she choked a little bit but I played and rolled the throttle and she choked and fired right up...wonder why that would happen....if the kill switch is off then wouldn't the gas stop? Is my bike running a bit rich? is that why?

again, thanks for all the help!
 

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I think the kill switch shuts the fuel pump off, I don't think the bike will even crank if the kill switch is set to stop. When you flick the kill switch to run from the stop position you will here the fuel pump prime up I believe.

Just remember to let the bike warm up or else this will happen again. The bike has an autochoke which helps warm the bike up when you first start it. If you shut the bike off too early the choke is still giving extra fuel which will flood the engine. They say to use the kill switch to stop the bike from running bacause if you just use the key to turn the bike off the fuel pump could still be going for a split sec after the bike loses power. They also say that turning the bike off with the key may cause electrical problems.

Just go for a good 20 min cruise at let the bike "stretch" and tell her you're sorry.
 
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