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Kawasaki Z1000 died while on the hwy. Now won't turn over

Going down the highway this morning and the bike just lost power. I coasted to the gas station and turned everything off. Gave it about 20 minutes and tried to turn it over. No luck. Checked battery-it'll arc. No noises and was running just fine. Can anyone give me some starting points to check? (No motorcycle repair experience)

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Unfortunately without any repair experience this may be too much for your first time out. You have a fuel injected bike, while your battery may have power you really need to ascertain if you are getting spark to the plugs, then check if you are getting fuel. These are the first steps to isolate the problem even further you would need the results of these checks.

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