I am in the process of de-winterizing the 2004 Mean Streak, and I had a hiccup: plugged-in the battery, checked connections, switched accessories on and heard that typical whirring sound of the gas pump, and when I pressed the ignition button, it just went "Click" and everything shut off. No lights, nothing.
I suspect a short in the ignition circuit. I checked fuses and everything seems fine (no burned fuse), I had to disconnect the battery and reconnected it, and then re-switched everything on (again with the sound of the gas pump) and again, when I press the ignition, everything just shuts off.
My next step is to re-wire the whole thing, but I am pretty sure there are some intermediary steps that I don't know of (and would allow me to enjoy riding season!). Which would be the first one?
Just so you know about the bike:
2004 Mean Streak
about 40,000 km
no mechanical mods
when I bought it there was a trailer ball, but I did not touch the electrical harness that was with it.