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If you all use it regularly, it'll be second nature to you. If you don't use it, you just make pranks easier.


BTW, I have used it to kill the engine while holding the front brake & needing my hand on right side brake lever when my left was holding clutch in.. Was/is easy with just a "brush" of the thumb.

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Ahhh Yes...the old kill switch scare!

After riding for 50+ years I still consciously think of myself as a "rookie" and it seems to keep me a bit more aware of the pitfalls.

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I have done that also. But you said you leave the bike in gear and put the side stand down. That is not a good idea. A buddy does that and more than once he forgot to turn the ignition off, ended up with a dead battery.


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I have done that also. But you said you leave the bike in gear and put the side stand down. That is not a good idea. A buddy does that and more than once he forgot to turn the ignition off, ended up with a dead battery.

The key does not stay with the bike, it goes with me. Home in the garage or out on a ride. The reason for in gear an kickstand down is to keep the Wing from rolling.

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That will work. Once the bike is shut off if you remember to rake the key out your fine.


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Years ago when i rode the 750 to work. I got off work and it wouldn't start. I almost ran the battery down until i FINALLY saw the kill switch.. I found the culprit that thought it was funny and chewed him a new one. You don't screw with someone's vehicle.

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Did you see the video of the woman trying to kick start her scooter using the center stand?

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I can see it all now.

She is in a hospital bed recovering from her rear ending another vehicle.
She tells all her visitors that the bike has ABS, AUTOMATIC BREAKING SYSTEM.
She claims the ABS must be faulty because the bike would not stop itself.


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I never use that damn off/on/off switch
I have been tempted to bypass it permanently, and then watch and wait for the Open Mouths that watch me start the bike and ride off....


they know they turned it to OFF.....


some time back, someone turned it off for me as a joke, but that day, I was not in any humor for folks messing with my bike.
and I let be known, that friends do NOT screw around with someone else's bikes, period...


I did not take it well that day. that bike has never refused to start in 2 years.
Why have friends then if they can't screw with you?


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I think we ALL have done that at LEAST once!!
Once?!?!


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