Joined: Dec 2011
I Ride: 1996 ZX7R, 1996 ZX7RR (track)
Since you replaced the ignition with a non OEM, I would bet that it is the source of no spark/ start. I am not super familiar with the 6R but most Kawasaki’s have a grey wire which is a built in anti theft device. It prevents the bike from being hot wired, as you found out.
When the ignition is turned on, the grey wire HAS TO send 6v to the CDI or it will not spark. If 12v is sent (hotwiring) or not enough (<5V), it will crank over but will not spark. Usually aftermarket switches require an inline resistor to get the correct voltage.