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Versys650 won’t switch to “ignition”

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Hey everyone!

I’m a fairly new rider with a 2015 Kawsaki Versys 650, I just moved on PCS from Texas to Virginia. After getting my bike from the crate where it was strapped down, the key goes in, turns from “off” to either wheel lock or “on” freely, but will not pass on to ignition.

I’ve tried: turning handlebars, rocking bike, jiggling key, graphite lube, changing the gear, push start.

I don’t think it’s damage to the tumblers, nor do I think the ignition itself is damaged. I think more likely is somewhere in shipment a safety was flipped, but no dealer or mechanic will give suggestions without me bringing it to them (they’re all 70+ miles away, and the idea of paying $250 and waiting 3 days for them to giggle as they unplug and replug a wire isn’t great).

If anyone has a suggestion I’d be ecstatic to hear it! I miss my baby.
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