Is headlight part of starter safety circuit??
2002 VN750, Phoenix Arizona
Here's the quick story: Had a minor crash last night, dropped the bike and hit the car that cut me off. Broke the headlight, footpeg, bent brake pedal etc.
When I picked the bike up and took it to the sidewalk, I turned the key on and all dash lights and running lights work fine, but the start button was un-responsive- not a click, buzz, whine or anything. I'm wondering if the headlight was part of the computers' safety checklist (like being in Neutral, clutch in, etc) before the starter will turn, and now with the light busted, it fails the check and wont power the starter??
I'm relatively fine, as is the bike, just wondering where to start once the new parts arrive. Sad, cause after spending the summer getting it ready to ride again, it was just starting to run near top shape for a 17 y/o ride