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Bike won't start after oil change.

Ok. I need a little help here. Just finished the first oil change on my '06 V2K. Simple enough, right? Followed instructions and advice given various forums. Rotella t6 that all say. "It's the shit!" they all say. Now she won't fire. Cranks and cranks, but nada. I've ruled out all the, "Dave, you're an idiot." mistakes I think I'm capable of - like not in neutral, key in wrong position, kill switch off, etc. Charging the battery now as I've run it nearly dead trying to start it. I'm at a loss here. Any ideas?
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Nope. Still just cranks with no fire. Letting it sit on the tender over nite. Still hoping for a simple solution. Maybe battery, fuse, or kick stand switch. Beyond that, I'm lost. Any suggestions are welcomed.
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Nope. Still just cranks with no fire. Letting it sit on the tender over nite. Still hoping for a simple solution. Maybe battery, fuse, or kick stand switch. Beyond that, I'm lost. Any suggestions are welcomed.
Hmmm...that is odd...

1) Have you checked to see if you're "getting spark" from your plug wire(s) to ground?

2) Triple check that you do in fact have the killswitch closed...done that one toooo many times to count, my friend
3) Extending/retracting kstand while starting
4) Check that petcock is open/on
5) Fuel in tank...yes done that one too

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How much oil did you put in? Chances are its just a low battery and it will fire up in the morning. If not, I would pull the plugs and check them.
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5.5 qts. Then added about a half more at someone's urging. But didn't see how that would have prevented it from firing. Been on tender all night and still does not have full charge (according to the red light on the tender, I have not attempted to turn her over yet). So I'm leaning toward battery at this point. Just confounded as to why it chose this precise moment to shit the bed. Again, it turned over and ran fine just before I dumped the oil. <shrug>
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Did you knock the oil pressure sensor plug off or loose?

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5.5 qts. Then added about a half more at someone's urging. But didn't see how that would have prevented it from firing. Been on tender all night and still does not have full charge (according to the red light on the tender, I have not attempted to turn her over yet). So I'm leaning toward battery at this point. Just confounded as to why it chose this precise moment to shit the bed. Again, it turned over and ran fine just before I dumped the oil. <shrug>
Take the battery to Autozone or Orielly's and have it tested. Could just be a coincidence that it took a shiz the same time. It happens.
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So...no bad fuses. And no start with a jump. Fouled the plugs somehow? Messed up the fuel line maybe? I don't know. 'Bout ready to blow a gasket myself.
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So...no bad fuses. And no start with a jump. Fouled the plugs somehow? Messed up the fuel line maybe? I don't know. 'Bout ready to blow a gasket myself.
Go test the battery it might have totally went bye bye.
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