Hey guys, so, pulled the 9er out of the garage after winterizing, and for the first time since i've had er , no start.
2002- was on tender, never had any issues. Full tank of gas, starter on, neutral. Garage was crowded with stuff but nothing leaning on bike, or anything that could have damaged during storage. It was next to a couch basically for 3 months.
I put switch to on and didn't hear the FI motor spinning. That was my first uh oh. Strong battery, lights, signals, rear lights, signals all working. Hit starter cranked strong, but never turned over. At risk of burning out starter, tried a few times. also noticed when i hit starter heard a sort of 'pop'. not firecracker pop but like an air pop maybe like a lightbulb popping (fuse?)
I believe FI light goes out, then blinks maybe 2x.
Opened seat and notice some mouse crap around the wires: (see pics)
The mice, usually after not riding for a while, they'll set up in the intake, and stuff it with paper towels or whatever. Opened that up was completely full.
Tried again for fun, still no dice, same issue so i stopped seeing that I knew the FI not pumping gas in.
Am I right to assume wire short and maybe blew a fuse? I'm not "electrically" savvy so how hard will this be to fix, and fix as to not leave me stranded? Can I just tape up wires as to prevent short or do i have to splice etc? What's the best place to order fuses? Sorry for ramble. I'll keep searching too but if it's easy fix please let me know.
Anything else I should check that maybe got nudged by the couch and tight packed garage? I've been taught "simplest cheapest" first and going thru my checklist kickstand not issue as starter firing, i have plenty of gas etc so pretty sure it's mickey and his friends.