Kevin, to answer your last post... the battery may turn the starter but may not have enough juice to energize the starter coils. My suggestion is to test the battery using a voltmeter. If the battery measures below 11.5 than youshould change the battery. If above 11.5...charge the battery for about 13 hoursand test it using the voltmeter 2 hours aftercompleteing thecharge.The battery should be measure 12.8 or above (13 max)to befully charged.Use the voltmeter while attempting to start the bike. If the voltmeter measurement drops below 11.6 when attempting to start, thenthe battery is junk. Similarily, I am experiencing a "wont start problem" with the same year and model bike... 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 636 zx-6r Titanium Special Edition with only 2500 miles.The difference... The last owner sat the bike for 1 year.
Voltmeter from a local parts store costs approx 15 bucks. Should you decide to purchase a new battery keep in mind thatthey do not come charged. I did not know this as I purchased a new battery for the first time.
Relating to my situation, here is what I have done so far...
Drained the gas
Changed the air filter
Verifiedthe fuel bowls are clear
Verifiedinjectors are clean
At first I tried using the battery that came with the bike which was a new replacement1 year ago. It waschargedfor 13 hours using a drip charger as recommended by Yuasa. When I tried to fire up the bike there was not enough juice toturn the engine so I swapped out the battery with a new one. With the newly charged battery I've tried to start the bike however when pressing starter button (cutoff switch in proper position) the engine turns and muffler blows to a point where anyone would think the bike will turn on but... when I let go of the button I am left standing with a dead bike. If I hold the button for longer, the starter starts to freak out becausethe engine is turning faster than the starter.
Has anyone come across this situation where the bike will not remain on?
I'm thinking its a sensor or electrical problemhowever I do not have a manual to identifyhow toput the bike intodiagnostics mode.
Any thoughts anyone? Any help would be appreciated.
If anyone has a manual in pdf form, please feel free to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Patiently Waiting to Ride,