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2003 FLSTFI FatBoy won't start I pulled in to gas up, went to start bike and heard zzzzztt. Dead, towed home. New battery, cranks and does not start. Battery tests good, 12.6 volts. Tested for spark, coil on both sides primary and secondary, fuel pump relay and fuse. Cranked and no start. Played with battery on tender, trying to get bike started, no good. Had a compression release, piston under compression stroke sounded like it got slammed, but happens only when piston builds pressure. Another new battery, on tender now. Tried some diagnostic tests, spedo gives PPU 82883, or d01clr through d011clr, depending on procedure. shorted pins 1 and 2 for engine code flash, got one flash, (ecm flash error?). Bad ECM? Went through ECM/ICM password reset procedure, while bike does not have alarm, but is fuel injected. where it said to wait until security light went out, I waited 10 minutes and ten seconds, went to next step, all the way through, no start. What to check next? Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.

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