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Couldn't start my Ninjia 650

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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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That is not a fully charged battery. Not even close. Get a new battery.
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.
I haven't kept a bike longer than 6 years, but have had bikes up to nine years old with oem battery. I've had a couple die in the warranty period though. Bikes on maintainers between rides.
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Put it back in, turn the key on and you should hear the fuel pump for 2-4 seconds. If not start with fuses. Clean and test. Then kill switches, nuetral and clutch.
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That is not a fully charged battery. Not even close. Get a new battery.
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
@Andrew Guo
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!
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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@Andrew Guo
Look at post #5 Don't know if the Ninja is different or not
@Andrew Guo
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

Good News guy, the beauty comes back alive after I fully charged the battery. Looks like it's the battery issue. Thank you everyone for all kind suggestions! Able to enjoy the ride soon, Hooah!
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@Andrew Guo
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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Good News guy, the beauty comes back alive after I fully charged the battery. Looks like it's the battery issue. Thank you everyone for all kind suggestions! Able to enjoy the ride soon, Hooah!
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.
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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!
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.

same again, BUT IN CAPITAL LETTERS for emphasis...!
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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...
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.
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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.
Do not hurry on buying new parts when something doesn't work. I had some experience on my previous bike when 1 of 2 cylinders shuts down and bike is riding on 1. Replaced even oxygen censor. But the problem was in spark cover boot, had a crack in it. 10 bucks deal and fixed.
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