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Bike won't start after crash

Hey guys, I had a pretty bad crash at the track last weekend, and I tried to start the bike today for the first time since the crash and it won't start. The fuel pump primes but I don't get anything whatsoever when I hit the start button. I disconnected the battery for a couple minutes to reset the tip sensor but that didn't help at all. I thought maybe the tip sensor got stuck so I took it out, gave it a shake and the thing inside is moving so i reconnected it but still nothing. It's a 2007 SV650. My right clip-on was bent but it appears the right hand controls where the start button is shows no damage to the wires or housing. Any ideas?
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Does the bike have a fuse or fuses or a circuit breaker? Are you getting spark? What I'm driving at is a good old fashioned step by step troubleshoot seems to be be in order. I don't deal with modern bikes with all the electronics and fuel injection and such but, I'll bet the service manual for your bike has a troubleshoot rundown in it.
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Does it crank at all?

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The bike doesn't crank or anything at all. When I push the starter I get absolutely nothing. I push started the bike and it fired right up, I am thinking it may be my clutch switch? Anyone ever have one go out on them?
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Easy to see it that is it, just bypass it. I can't remember if it is normally open or closed, but my bike isn't here to check. Also check the side stand switch.

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Clutch switch, side stand switch. Check them both.

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Is the bar bent where the start/stop switch pod is? Very possible the internal contacts got knocked out of whack in the switch pod.

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Yes the right clip on was bent. I just bought a new right control assembly off ebay to see if it is the switch because it did sustain some damage from the crash, I thought it was just superficial. hopefully that will fix it.
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My guess is if its the right side control pod you wouldn't be able to push start it.

Clutch switch, sidestand switch, or tip over sensor is where I'd start
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Shits broke.
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My guess is if its the right side control pod you wouldn't be able to push start it.

Clutch switch, sidestand switch, or tip over sensor is where I'd start
Start button switch contacts are under the bar in the pod. STart stop switch is over. The starter button contacts are "fragile" compared to the start stop buttons.

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Tip over switch ?
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