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Hi i have a 2008 ninja 500r with anout 10800 miles on it. I was riding about 2 days ago and at a stop light, when the light turned green i gave it throttle but nothing happen. It would just idle. I pulled the bike over to the side and thought it needed fuel so i waited. Turned the bike on and rode it perfectly fine to a gas station. I was riding it today and i was accelerating out of 2nd gear into 3rd and my bike made a loud sound and got louder as the revs went up so i got onto the side of the road quickly and now the bike wont start. Ive already tried the battery. Now ot wont start. When i try to start it it sounds like it was to start but wont. Please help!

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