well several months in the elements obviously not good.
having a friend take a look at it... maybe also not good (although he is a mechanic)
anyhow. after sitting she wouldnt start. good batt, turn the key, press the go switch and just a click in the starter solenoid (little round brass colored thing about the size of a film canister - in case its not the solenoid.
i could hot jump her (black cable to ground and red to starter) and she'd turn over. wouldnt start, but would turn over.
i had no spark. so after much reading here, i remove all the contacts, clean them and reattach. hot jump her and wala! spark. so i head onto the next. seems to be getting fuel but wont start. added some sea foam to the gas (worked on my sv650) and nothing. tried starter fluid and bam! backfire and the air filters catch fire.
no big deal, needed new ones anyhow. =/ . so now i try again and we've lost spark once again.
any ideas? there are 2 wires from the harness that arent plugged into anything - a white with blue stripes and a yellow with black stripes. i canna see where they would go (they both end in the female 2 prong circular connectors)
oh. and now the headlight is out. geez. i did make a new seat though.