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Hi Guys,

Few days ago trying to have a ride on my Ninjia 650 but had a problem to start the engine.
Noticed the Yellow Engine Light is on and the Warning Indicator turned to red as the picture shows.

Did some research, and add 1 gal new gas into the tank after draining out old gas, but still no luck to start.
Also couldn't get the error code by pushing that 2 black buttons on dashboard.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this issue? Really appreciated any suggestions!
Oh, BTW, I stored it in the garage for about 4 months with 3/4 tank of gas. (now I know I made a mistake that didn't put stabilizer in the tank even though I didn't have issue starting the engine in prior year)
 

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Thank you twowheeladdict and Axel for the reply! Actually the gas didn't smell funny, and I think you are right that it should not be the gas issue since the new gas didn't do anything good. :(

So far the bike only run 5k mile as you may noticed on the picture, so I'm not sure if it's because of spark plugs/filters issue, just feel it might be little early to change the filters per the maintenance manual. But could be, should I start to check the plug/filters for the next step? Also, the bike didn't turn over strong but just fast beep sound after I press the start button. And didn't feel any signal of strong starting. Thanks!

Axel~~~I tried to start few times and checked the kill switch. I wish I could upload a short video but don't know if it's possible. : ) Thanks!
 

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Charge the battery. Check air filter, because rodents like to build nests. If you can get a code it could be helpful. Do you hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key on?
Will do. Also I'll try to get the code even though it seems like the way I found online didn't work. Didn't hear the fuel pump prime when turn the key on. As to the battery, my question is that if the headlight works, it should has enough electricity to start the engine? Thanks!
 

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@Andrew Guo

It takes a lot less voltage to light a bulb that turn over a starter.
You can try to jump it off of a car, don't start the car. Here's some info on batteries if you have the means to test it you'll know what state it's in.
I see, thanks for these useful info Alex! I will get a charger to charge the battery soon. As to the charger, what AMP should I select? between 2 Amp to 10 Amp, also, how long should I charge? Thanks!
 

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Not hearing the fuel pump is not good. If you don't recall ever hearing it, find another motorcycle that you can turn on and hear it. A friend or a dealer even.
Once you get the battery charged, verify if you hear the fuel pump. If not, then it may have died, or the wiring to it is broken, or fuse is blown.
I may hear it wrong, but will find my friend to hear his, thanks!
 

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sorry I wasn't offering one just a suggestion on one for purchase that has worked well for me. Do keep us posted on your findings. BTW the sound a fuel pump makes is a hum type of sound for only a few seconds when first turning on the key, make sure to be in a quiet setting to hear it
Oh my bad Axel, was rushed going out and didn't read your reply carefully. I'm gonna take a battery to Autozone in next couple days, and for sure will keep you guys posted.Thanks!
 

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Charge it at 2 amps overnight at least. Or just put in a new battery. They don't last long anymore. If there isn't a certain voltage there the bike will not start. 10-10.5 I think.
Thanks for the details! I just took the battery out and brought it to Oreily (Autozone said they don't test Motorcycle batteries) . Was told the battery is fully charged as the pic shows. I purchased spark plugs BTW. Need to do some research on how to replace it, looks like little complex since they are under the gas tank.
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It's a little under charged, should be 12.6. Should be some how to vids on you tube. Have a look at the air filter while you're there.
right, at least I know it's not the battery issue. I found a spark plug replacing video and feel it's way complex than I think, so I don't want to mess with it by myself. Good news is that this morning I found my bike is still under the warranty when called Kawasakii customer service (Thank God I purchased extended warranty years ago). So I will let those professionals to handle this headache. BTW, do you know how to find the method for the Error Code, Axel? I did some research to find a method and then realized it doesn't work (By pressing that 2 black buttons at the same time). Just wonder what caused this issue.....thanks!
 

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He's about a 1/2 a volt off from full charge, it's been sitting for 4 months, I'd at least try to charge it before buying as new one. The Harley I had if not on a trickle charger wouldn't start after a month, one day back on the charger and would fire right off and give no further problem
Oh, just see this reply. Sounds like I should charge it first as you suggested before putting it back. OK, I will give it a try.
 

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If you don't have an "owners manual" you can download one from this Kawasaki link.
Also you can usually find a CD version of a shop manual for around $20 on Ebay

Thank you Axel!!! glad to follow your advice to charge the battery first even though I might get a new one in the near future. Also, I have one owner's manual, just couldn't find the method of finding Error Code though. Lol...
 

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Glad to hear it! Now lesson learned, keep full tank with stabilizer in it and keep a battery tender on it. Don't interrupt it by just starting it and letting it idle, if you have to interrupt it, ride it long enough to get it hot, no short rides. Glad I could be of some help. Enjoy yourself and be safe. You're always welcome here, who knows maybe we'll get you on a Versys, basically the same motor.
Will do, thanks Axel!
 

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Seeing that no one popped in with a way to see an error code via the dash display, with my Ninja 1000 it needed the User to have or buy an aftermarket OBD scanner and connect it to the bikes Diagonistic Port connector (the Dealer servicing port). Below is a link to better explain what one looks like, and you then need a Service Shop Manual to find out the codes meaning (or look in Google or here). Rob.
Cool, this is very useful. Thanks! I will see if i may get one some time later even though seems earlier year Ninjia 650 could find the error code via dash paly, but doesn鈥檛 apply to 2019 model.
 
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