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Engine won't crank, tried everything

Battery is fully charged. Opened the starter and made sure there was a spark. All the obvious stuff like ignition, neutral, kickstand, cutoff switch, clutch not the issue. The horn and headlights work fine.

The problem started when my bike tipped on its side after I rode over some gravel. It only started up once more after that so I could ride it home.

Any ideas? What other things should I troubleshoot?

Thanks!
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Battery is fully charged. Opened the starter and made sure there was a spark. All the obvious stuff like ignition, neutral, kickstand, cutoff switch, clutch not the issue. The horn and headlights work fine.

The problem started when my bike tipped on its side after I rode over some gravel. It only started up once more after that so I could ride it home.

Any ideas? What other things should I troubleshoot?

Thanks!
.....Blue Spark jumping @ the Spark plug ?
If so, Squirt some juice down the carbs....if cylinders fire then it is a fuel problem.
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clarification needed..

wont crank=engine does NOT turn over with the starter when trying to start.
wont start=engine will not start, however it is turning over when start button pressed

2 totally different issues
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clarification needed..

wont crank=engine does NOT turn over with the starter when trying to start.
wont start=engine will not start, however it is turning over when start button pressed

2 totally different issues
If the start button is dead, the Two-Wire mod may help.

But need clarification on the above questions.

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