Kawasaki Ninja 500R won't start
Hey y'all, so I just bought a used 06 ninja not too long ago. I've been using it as a side vehicle and been trying to get comfortable riding it. I took it for a spin in the Texas heat on Friday. Worked great, but idles at about 3k. That's not the problem though. The problem is that after I rode the thing on Friday I washed it down. Since then, the bike hasn't started. I turn the key, lights come on, but the solenoid just keeps clicking and no running. I cleaned the carbs thinking this was the problem, still no fix. I read on a previous post that connecting the solenoid with a screwdriver would help. Tried that, I heard the starter click a few times, then nothing. Now, whenever I start it, the only thing I hear is the solenoid clicking. Can anyone help me out, this is my first bike and I want to ride it so bad. I'm thinking it's either the battery or starter. Keep in mind, I've ridden this bike about 8 or 9 times before this.