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Hi guys, 2013 Zx14R in Australia.

Couple months ago i was in a light crash where I've hit the car in front in me. Hit it slow, but broke all the plastics - didn't drop the bike.
I'm pretty sure the bike turned off on collision, and I've been unable to turn it on since. Key lights up screen, fuel pump does not trigger, ignition does nothing. Nothing indicating anything is wrong.

I took it to a repair place who have had it for a couple months. They insist they have tried everything they can think of - all sensors are fine, no errors reported, no damage, power seems fine. Tried using sensors from other 14R's, new battery, spare key.. other. They can't figure out what is wrong with it, just know it's immobilised. The only other thing they can think of is the ECU.

I've got a mate with a 2018 model. If i were to plug his ECU in and use his key, would this work? Or at least work so as to determine if the ECU is at fault?

Anyone else have any idea what might be happening? Can't find any physical damage other than breaking the nose fairing.
 

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Hi guys, 2013 Zx14R in Australia.

Couple months ago i was in a light crash where I've hit the car in front in me. Hit it slow, but broke all the plastics - didn't drop the bike.
I'm pretty sure the bike turned off on collision, and I've been unable to turn it on since. Key lights up screen, fuel pump does not trigger, ignition does nothing. Nothing indicating anything is wrong.

I took it to a repair place who have had it for a couple months. They insist they have tried everything they can think of - all sensors are fine, no errors reported, no damage, power seems fine. Tried using sensors from other 14R's, new battery, spare key.. other. They can't figure out what is wrong with it, just know it's immobilised. The only other thing they can think of is the ECU.

I've got a mate with a 2018 model. If i were to plug his ECU in and use his key, would this work? Or at least work so as to determine if the ECU is at fault?

Anyone else have any idea what might be happening? Can't find any physical damage other than breaking the nose fairing.
I'm not familiar with the Aussie models. Do they have the immobilizer unit like the EU models?
 

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I would start there. Pull/read any codes the bike might have. IIRC, the key, ECU and immobilizer are all married (coded to each other). Make sure the immobilizer isn't active and go from there. I don't believe the ECU swap would work. But, you could test it.
 

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2018 and 2013 have different ecu. They changed in 16 or 17. Check ur fuses w a test light, even if u already have. Check ur tip over sensor, make sure its connected and upright. Itll cut the fuel but not spark..
 
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