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Starting problem (It's not the battery)
I searched around a bit but couldn't find any threads that sounded similar to my situation.
I got on the bike this morning and it wouldn't start. All visible electrical systems are fine. All the fuses are still good.
When I went to start the bike, I hit the starter and everything sounded normal but I didn't hold it long enough for the engine to fire. I let off the starter too soon and I knew it wasn't started yet so I hit the button again almost immediately while the engine was probably still in motion. I don't know if that could have somehow made a surge to the system or what, but the second time I hit the button the bike sounded different and it didn't start. It sounded like the kill switch was turned to the off position. I can hear the fuel pump run when I turn the key. All the lights and the dash work just fine. And like I said, the fuses are all good. Oh, and if I spin the engine around a little I can smell fuel. So I'm assuming it's not the injection.
The only thing I can figure is that somehow the bike isn't getting any spark. Any ideas about what I should be looking for?
EDIT: Well, I just took a fairing off and stuck a multi-meter to the plug wire and it appears that there is spark. Soooo.... did I blew up an ECU or rectifier or something? I'm not the smartest when it comes to modern electrical systems.