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Old 11-12-2007, 09:36 PM   #81
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:43 PM   #82
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:56 PM   #83
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but I grew up riding dirt bikes that only had the switch so It's a habit.

Or I just hold the break and let out the clutch
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #84
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I turn off with the key.... cuz the kill switch is tied to an electrical circuit and you're causing the switch to "arc" every time you use it to kill a live circuit... not a real big deal in the DC circuit in the bike... I would think... but why take the risk...
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:34 PM   #85
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I turn off with the key.... cuz the kill switch is tied to an electrical circuit and you're causing the switch to "arc" every time you use it to kill a live circuit... not a real big deal in the DC circuit in the bike... I would think... but why take the risk...
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I turn off with the key.... cuz the kill switch is tied to an electrical circuit and you're causing the switch to "arc" every time you use it to kill a live circuit... not a real big deal in the DC circuit in the bike... I would think... but why take the risk...

btw using the key you produce the same arc.. remember the ignition switch operates the same way on and off
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:38 PM   #87
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I turn off with the key.... cuz the kill switch is tied to an electrical circuit and you're causing the switch to "arc" every time you use it to kill a live circuit... not a real big deal in the DC circuit in the bike... I would think... but why take the risk...
Do you seriously think the key is not in an electrical circuit? Any time a switch switches power on or off it causes a arch, unless there's just no current drain.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #88
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I would think that the ignition switch is more beefier than the regular kill switch... just a guess... I have no data to back that up... intuitively you would think that the ignition switch is designed to take more of a beating than the kill switch... if so... then the ignition switch can handle the arc better... just my .02
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I would think that the ignition switch is more beefier than the regular kill switch... just a guess... I have no data to back that up... intuitively you would think that the ignition switch is designed to take more of a beating than the kill switch... if so... then the ignition switch can handle the arc better... just my .02
i see your point, but a switch to be used as on and off, must be using a pair of thick copper laminates to make contact

the thicker they are the longer they last, im sure the factory uses good quality copper for those switches

im sure they last as long as the bike , havent heard any issues with any of those switches
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I would think that the ignition switch is more beefier than the regular kill switch... just a guess... I have no data to back that up... intuitively you would think that the ignition switch is designed to take more of a beating than the kill switch... if so... then the ignition switch can handle the arc better... just my .02
I promise you the power there isn't enough to damage the contacts on either. Now the mechanics of one may wear out before the other but that's not an electrical issue.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:18 PM   #91
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Yup... I agree... the mA's that flow thru 'em just ain't gonna do anything to them...
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key. i used the switch 2 days ago, and went tot he track day with a dead battery because my key was still on...
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:36 PM   #93
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always used the switch... i think I might have used the key once or twice. lol at clayton killing the battery
happens everytime i use the key, day or night because i normally dont have a headlight on.
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kill switch then key for me.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:53 PM   #95
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Key after finding neutral and leaning it onto the kickstand when parking it in the garrage, but I kill it on the roll with the switch when pulling up to a spot in a parking lot. dunno why.
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i meant it happens every time i DONT us the key. because if i dont kill the bike with the key i have no gauges or lights to tell me it is still on :/:
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neutral, switch. kickstand. key. in that order. I did not know it made any difference untill now.
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Learned to use the switch from my msf however long ago, but the manual states to use the key so I've been trying to remember to do just that. Old habits though...
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:26 AM   #99
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I use the switch put the bike on the kick stand and then turn the key off my reasons are i prefer the switch just because of an emergency situation (such as a fuel line bust and it catch on fire it is faster to hit the switch than it is to turn the key off) and it lets me here that my fan is working after the ride just the way I am and what i am comfortable with
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