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No kidding Dave, have you considered doing this for other riders ( change air filter) Say Ill bring my bike to you along with a filter. Would you do it for $100.00 cash? I changed mine once but it took close to 4 hours

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My "kill switch moment" happened when I was cruising down the interstate at about 75. Had the cruise set and took my right hand off of the grip to scratch my nose. Apparently brushed the kill switch just enough to activate it. Had a heart-stopping moment until I figured out what I had done!

P.S. - Peter, looks like you and I were at the same place in the road in our pics!
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I had one of those kill switch moments last year when my buddy and I had stopped for lunch on our way to the Smoky Mountains. We went back out to the bikes and he got on his first and had already pulled out of the parking lot when I hit the start button and nothing happened. I got off and looked around for what could be wrong and saw that the headlight was going off when I pressed the start button but nothing else happened. I called my buddy and told him I couldn't start my bike and he came back. When he pulled up he took one look at the bike and moved the kill switch back to "run" and said "try it now". I felt really foolish then. I never turn that switch off, at least not intentionally. I told him that was a rookie mistake. I had apparently bumped the switch when either getting off or back on and didn't realize it. I had been riding for over 40 years and that is the first time I have ever had that happen. I have tried to start a bike before with the kill switch off but they always would turn the starter but the engine wouldn't run, then I would notice the kill switch. This 2000 model is one that won't do anything if the kill switch is off. I have heard others talk about how the bike wouldn't start after having just ridden it and I always thought he probably left the kill switch off, but for some reason I didn't think about it when it happened to me. We both got a good laugh out of it, but I think he enjoyed the laugh more than I did.
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For anyone that has done this before (most of us!!), when the bike doesn't start, the FIRST thing you do regardless, is check the kill switch... Having done this at least a few times in my riding life, it has saved me an expensive tow...

I actually had a friend once that had his bike on the flat bed and called another buddy when the buddy said: "did you check the kill switch"???

Surely a very embaressing (and expensive) moment for my friend as he had somehow hit the kill switch at his last gas stop...

We've all done it, and will probably continue to do so!! Just a fact of riding, we'll all do it sooner or later - kinda like dropping the bike!!

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For anyone that has done this before (most of us!!), when the bike doesn't start, the FIRST thing you do regardless, is check the kill switch... Having done this at least a few times in my riding life, it has saved me an expensive tow...

I actually had a friend once that had his bike on the flat bed and called another buddy when the buddy said: "did you check the kill switch"???

Surely a very embaressing (and expensive) moment for my friend as he had somehow hit the kill switch at his last gas stop...

We've all done it, and will probably continue to do so!! Just a fact of riding, we'll all do it sooner or later - kinda like dropping the bike!!

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What do you mean with "most of us" ? , and dropping a bike ? , - if no one witnessed and have pictures , - then it never happened
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What do you mean with "most of us" ? , and dropping a bike ? , - if no one witnessed and have pictures , - then it never happened
Yeah, if your fortunate enough to be alone... 2nd time I dropped my 1500 was in an MSF class in front of 20 of my closest friends!!!

Kill switch was another story - I could have denied that one

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P.S. - Peter, looks like you and I were at the same place in the road in our pics!
Yep, but my bike is red

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No kidding Dave, have you considered doing this for other riders ( change air filter) Say Ill bring my bike to you along with a filter. Would you do it for $100.00 cash? I changed mine once but it took close to 4 hours
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My "kill switch moment" happened when I was cruising down the interstate at about 75. Had the cruise set and took my right hand off of the grip to scratch my nose. Apparently brushed the kill switch just enough to activate it. Had a heart-stopping moment until I figured out what I had done!

P.S. - Peter, looks like you and I were at the same place in the road in our pics!
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Yep, but my bike is red
And both of you crossing the center lines, shame.

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