I am little confused by your description of how the initial spark happened. Correct me if I'm wrong but, you touched the actual battery terminal to a ground spot on the bike and that's what caused the spark, right?
The NEW battery had the + and - on the opposite sides compared to the stock old battery. I foolishly hooked up the ground battery lead to the positive post of the battery. I then tried to attach that cable to the ground on the frame - that is when the sparks flew.
There is absolutely no evidence of any power on the bike right now. I walked away from my stupidity and will look at it again tonight when I get home from work.
Ok, that is a VERY different problem from what you described earlier. Nobody here is going to call you names for doing this, we've all done similar stuff at one point or another! But it's really tough to help out with incomplete or inaccurate information.
In this case, however, I suspect that there is at least one and perhaps multiple failed electronic modules on the bike. Chances are good that the only way to repair the bike is to replace them. I suspect that you have damaged:
1) The KiPass ECU with is centrally involved with turning the bike ON and enabling all the other electronic components on the bike.
2) The FI ECU that runs the engine and the fuel injectors.
3) The ABS module - if your bike is so equipped.
4) The instrument panel.
5) The steering lock module.
You might be lucky and it's just a couple of these but I'm pretty sure the KiPass ECU is out of action at this point since the bike will not turn on at all. But check all your wiring and fuses first as you might be VERY lucky and one of the fuses or one of the wires gave its life for the rest of your bike.
Good luck! This is a nasty problem!