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'02 SV650 Won't start

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The bike ran fine. I pull into garage and lower the sidestand with bike in gear and clutch in. Engine stops. I tell myself to remember this in the future. I'm a new rider and have owned the bike for 2 weeks. Anyway, next morning the bike won't start. Bike is in neutral, engine stop switch is set to run and nothing. The lights come on bright and horn is normal. When trying to start there are no clicks. I tried checking for voltage from the starter relay when the starter button is pushed. No dice. Has this happened to anyone? I think it is one of the safety switches like on the clutch or sidestand. Because there is no power going to the starter relay, does this mean that I can not get it rolling and pop it into 2nd? Do the safety switches kill the engine totally? If no one has a fix, I have an appointment on Friday but hoped I could get it started by method above instead of renting U-Haul. I have swapped the fuse for the ignition and I have unplugged the saftey switches for both the sidestand and clutch to complete the circuit with a paperclip. Any help is appreciated.
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Do you routinely turn the kill switch to off when you have turned the bike off? Try bump starting it in second, if it won't turn over at all then the kill switch is faulty if it does then immediately cuts out then it could be the sidestand cut off sensor.
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