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Old 05-10-2010, 09:58 PM
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Over the years I have found that develop certain habits with my bike. One specific habit has recently stood out because my friends have gotten back into riding. I've noticed that I never use the killswitch. At the beginning of the day I turn the bike on, the killswitch is already up to I start it up, let it warm and go. At the end of the day I simply put the kickstand down and turn the key and walk away...

My friends are always flipping their killswitches on and off for whatever reason which makes me think about my lack of killswitch use. I try telling them that they don't have to bother with it so much but they just brush my comments off...

Do you use your killswitch often?

Any other habits that stand out to you?
 

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Old 05-10-2010, 10:06 PM
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I stopped using the kill switch with the install of my remote start alarm. The remote start won't work if the kill switch is engaged.

Only habit I really notice is when I put down the kickstand, I roll the bike back a little to be sure it's fully extended. I notice it because if I back my bike into a parking spot and the rear tire hits the curb before I put down the stand, I'll actually roll it back forward and then do it again to roll it back with the stand down
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:29 PM
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I never use the kill switch. Key or sidestand.... right or wrong...
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:46 PM
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Yeah I never use mine either. In fact I've been stumped a couple of times trying to figure out why it wouldn't start when I somehow bumped the killswitch on by accident. Lol we are creatures of habit I suppose.
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by joelacer View Post
In fact I've been stumped a couple of times trying to figure out why it wouldn't start when I somehow bumped the killswitch on by accident.
+1 but only for a second, then i feel really stupid afterwards haha
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:56 PM
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Nope never...unless im in some strange balancing position and cannot take my hand off the levers to turn the bike off, or stand down
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:04 PM
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The more you flip that switch, the faster your going to need to replace it. The previous owner of my f2 broke two kill switches constantly flipping it on and off all of the time. When the switch breaks, it no longer makes contact and the bike will not start, that is why I use the key only
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:14 PM
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i've only used mine when i accidentally flipped it going down the road
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:38 PM
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i forgot i had one.lol..only time i ever remember using it was when i first bought the bike, and was trying out every single button, after that not at all, kinda pointless.. Am waiting for somebody to reply with some smart answer to why its important to use it, so far its 9-0.
 
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:07 AM
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I only ever use mine when I want to turn the bike off, but keep it upright and ready to turn back on instantly. That's a rare occasion. I normally just use the kickstand to kill it.
 

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