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Kill switch? it was parked and fell over and part of the clutch handle broke off, know it wont start. any ideas on what could have happened? Th bike r 850 rt bmw

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I would check the obvious stuff first, like the kill switch. Maybe the clutch damaged the safety switch that is operated by the clutch. But I would think that you could still start it in nuetral if that were the case. hmmmm........ There is also a safety kill switch on the kickstand that may have been damaged. It should not be any kind of major problem from just a little fall. Good luck

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Let me know what happens please.

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