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It shouldn't have been caused by the starter not being used for a couple of months, but with electrical stuff, you just never know. Just be glad it doesn't have any electronics on it. I would just go ahead and ride it, but carry something to jump the starter relay just in case. If it happens again, and you happen to have a multimeter with you, check to see if you are getting 12V to the coil on the relay. If not, it is in the electrical system somewhere, it could be the starter button, or it could be you are not getting power to the starter button. It is not likely the starter, if it worked fine.
If you are an experienced rider, I would remove both the sidestand and clutch safety switches. Both are notorious for failing, usually due to corrosion, usually from washing the bike, and not getting all the water out of the switch. The sidestand switch is susceptible to failure from getting wet when riding in the rain. The front wheel throws water right at it.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike