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Question Sportster xl1200 custom cranks but wont start.

I have 2013 HD sportster xl1200 custom with 6200 miles on it. The bike is fairly new to me as I've only put 100 miles on it. It ran great those 100 miles but had the original battery in it so i decided to put new battery in it. Put new battery in and put back together (very tight fit btw). Bike cranked over and started right up. I drove it about 8 miles and had a sudden loss of power and check engine light come on. I put bike in neutral and hit off switch then coasted to a safe location. No visual damage or signs of issues. I restarted the bike and quickly realized by the sound that the front piston wasnt firing. I put my hands in front of the short shots and the exhaust coming out of the front cylinder was cool air. I loaded bike on trailer by driving onto it with one cylinder and got it home. I checked diagnostics to find the P1351 code (Front cylinder ignition driver open/low). I checked the system relay by switching with the start relay and bike still cranked over but now neither cylinders will start. So ignition coil maybe? Seems strange that this occurred right after the first time the battery was replaced. It also has the dynajet commander V chip installed. This chip has a skinny white with red stripe wire that doesnt go to anything, just stuffed in battery area. If you have any ideas, id sure like to hear them!
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