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Old 11-12-2007, 11:24 AM   #21
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Doesn't hurt it at all, unless you have a Triumph 675, it's been known to fry the ECU.
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I had an Hd Buel tech in class and he told me that he was taught in the HD classes that it could fry the ecu on some of their bikes.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #22
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key...almost always...why wear the switch out? Kinda like a PC switch....cheaper/easier to replace a power strip then dissassemble to PC to replace the "push button" after the contacts wear out, etc.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #23
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:30 AM   #24
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I had an Hd Buel tech in class and he told me that he was taught in the HD classes that it could fry the ecu on some of their bikes.
Interesting.
Kind of makes you wonder what kind of design flaw there is that if you interrupt power to the ECU you can fry it.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:33 AM   #25
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:33 AM   #26
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Interesting.
Kind of makes you wonder what kind of design flaw there is that if you interrupt power to the ECU you can fry it.
Same as I was wondering you should have seen the look of horror on his face when I said "while you are on my range you will turn the bike off kill switch, Key fuel in that order"
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:40 AM   #27
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in the Honda manual ( Robbie no honda Jokes OT ) it said not to turn it off via the switch and only with the key... that the switch is for E-purposes only... maybe its just to deminish the chance of frying the ecu like patrick said
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #29
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an interesting aside the Kawasaki for the bn125 (our most common training bike) says to use the key. We have had a large number of ecu deaths in our fleet.
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If I don't use the key then I usually forget to turn it off and run my battery down. :/:
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:56 AM   #32
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key...almost always...why wear the switch out? Kinda like a PC switch....cheaper/easier to replace a power strip then dissassemble to PC to replace the "push button" after the contacts wear out, etc.
You ever seen a motorcycle with a worn out kill switch? Me neither.

Kill switch, then key, then let clutch out with bike in gear to make sure it won't roll off the stand before putting stand down.
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You ever seen a motorcycle with a worn out kill switch? Me neither.
YEP and worn contacts
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