Hi D and welcome to the forum
I suspect your abs unit may be seized up a flush with fresh fluid and keep cycling the abs may work.
As yours is a 2007 bike you need to check your earthing points - there called earth spiders on this forum for some reason. Do a search
As for the starting - have you left the kill switch off when testing the brakes?
You could have made your test harness - took me about ten minutes to make one from some bits in my electrical box
Hope you get it sorted then stick around the forum
05 FJR Silver & Blue
19 plate MT10SP / crazy but i love it