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Old 01-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #41
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Location: Sugar Notch, PA
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Originally Posted by Cyath View Post
Turn the key and it everything lights up as it should.
Battery fully charged and being tended.
Fuel pump and ABS whir on key on. Every fuse has been checked and tested. All good.
Hit the starter and it cranks and cranks, but won't catch fire.
It's not fuel. I've run out of gas before and I know what that's like, the bike won't crank if its not getting gas.
Pulled the plug and looked at the electrodes as the bike was cranking. Where you'd expect to see a spark, there isn't.
Whatever died and is not sending current to the spark plugs, it happened as the bike was parked while I was at work.
Yes, I did entertain the idea that some asshat decided to fuck with it, but I've , gone over it carefully and I can't find a cut wire or empty connector anywhere.
Looks like I've got to bite the bullet and take it in.
Appreciate all the ideas guys.
Maybe we're using different definitions of the same word, but fuel should have nothing to do with whether it cranks or not. The electric starter motor is what cranks the engine.

As others have mentioned, make sure you're properly checking the plugs for spark.

After a lot of cranking, pull the plugs and see if they're wet/smell like fuel. I still kinda think fuel is the issue here. I only say this because you just had part of your fuel delivery system worked on.
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