Certainly enjoy this conversation with myself.
Finally, somebody understands me.
Been tracking down an electrical issue which is preventing the bike from starting. Thought is was the ignition relay and bought a replacement. Made no difference, so I started back through the switches.
Found a weird problem. If the clutch lever bracket is twisted so the lever is coming down to the bar the bike will start (or at least try...battery is weak.)
If I immediately move the lever back to the normal position...all dead.
Clearly related to the clutch safety switch in some fashion, but I'll be hanged if I can figure it out.