2002 won't start


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SequiMike
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2002 won't start

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I'm trying to troubleshoot a friend's '02 Goldwing and have hit a dead end. He has been riding the bike on and off all winter, but the other day when he went to ride, it started OK but only ran for about 10 seconds. He restarted it and then it only ran for 2 or 3 seconds. Now it cranks just fine, but shows no hint of starting. It sounds like fuel starvation, but I don't know why. Here is what I have checked:
- fuel pump relay is good
- fuel pump appears to be OK. Did the 5-cycle on/off thing with the return hose detached and it spit out 4 1/2 oz gasoline, as mentioned by the service manual to be OK. I can hear the pump running for a few seconds when key is turned on.
- pulled the plugs - they were dark, but not sooty, and slightly wet. Replaced with brand new plugs, but still no start.
- checked the spark on at least 3 plugs - all OK.
- all fuses appear OK
- did the 10-second starter crank thing, but FI light did not blink any error code.
- plenty of fuel in the tank, and it's pretty fresh.
- nothing has been added or changed on the bike since it last ran.
- checked air filter with an endoscope and it looks good.
I'm running out of ideas. HELP!


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