Hi All new to the forum.
Have a 2004 Hornet 919 with 20k on the clock.
Has been sitting under a cover for the winter (Live on the south cost of England). Had a dead battery so I replaced it with a fresh new one but unfortunately, I touched the positive battery terminal against the petrol tank when i was sliding it back into its cover.
Well it got jammed there for about 5 seconds with lots of hissing and smoke before i managed to free it.
The engine turns over ok but will not start.
This is one thing I can say about this bike is that it has always started on the button.
Have I shorted something guys ??
What an idiot thing to have done !!
Thanks for any tips or guidance.
How does the rest of the electrical system behave now?
In particular, all of the lighting.
I mean the instrument needle sweeping and lights, head lamp, tail lamp and signals.
How do the safety switches behave?
As in the kill switch, lean stand switch, and clutch switch.
How does the ignition behave?
Got a spare plug? be it #1 or 4, pull the cap, use the spare plug as grounded to something that can be reached, and see if you have spark.
How does the fuel pump behave?
Can you hear it go on when you turn the key?
Do all that, then go from there.
(Assumed it that all of the fuses really are OK.)
IF still stumped, the very best resource we have is robtharlson, who is in an electrical league of his own.