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Don't stress out yet man. Bike needs 3 things to start: Fuel, air, and spark.
Your fuel injectors are kicking on, so they should be spraying.
You know you're gonna get air.
That leaves electricity. Try to pull a spark plug and ground it and see if you get spark. Just to eliminate that problem. Chances are you will.
If she's not turning over, your starter motor is probably not activating. Go to the starter, check to see if it's getting power. If it is, bad starter. If not, trace that circuit until you find the problem. Double check your fuses every step.
Solving electrical problems is a million times easier if you get the wiring diagram and a multimeter.
also, basic electrical troubleshooting if you don't know how:
to see if a wire is getting power: Connect one lead from the multimeter to the wire. The other to ground. Activate circuit. Multimeter should be set on Volts. Look for proper voltage.
to see if a wire is getting ground: Connect one lead to the wire. The other to a common ground (often engine bolts, negative battery, etc). Multimeter should be set on Ohms. Look for conductivity.
Things that are likely to cause failure: broken relays, blown fuses, cut wires, wires worn or abraded through insulation causing a short, improper ground, bad switch...just look for key components.
Last edited by usmcr6; 10-03-2007 at 03:13 PM.