Thanks for the expert advice guys, however. A weak battery would make some sort of movement on the instrument panel (especially one dialing in 12.8v). There is absolutely no power coming through, not even the fuel pump is priming. The main inline fuse checks out.
When I first connected up the battery it made the expected sparks like battery terminals usually do when one attach the terminals. After that there are no sparks, even if I rub the terminals on the poles nothing happens.
It did occur to me later that since I was working in the dark with only the light from a mobile phone to help me, was it possible to connect up the battery terminals the wrong way round the first time and blew up something??? I don't know, what would happen if that's the case?
Secondly, I notice a small indentation in the kill switch push button, since the bike was in a front end smash is it possible that the kill switch got a knock from the impact and decided to break?
I don't know guys, this is as much info as I have. I got badly injured during this accident with scars that's going to follow me for the rest of my life. so my motivation and drive is some what low, hence the reason the bike waited a year.