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View Poll Results: What method do you use to turn off the bike?
Flip the engine kill switch to off. 26 56.52%
Turn the to key to the off position. 20 43.48%
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:34 AM   #1
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How do you turn off your bike? (no, really!)

seen this discussion come up before and just curious what kind of responses people give. the guy at our MSF couldnt even really say one way or the other was better. im really curious what mechanics say.

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Old 12-21-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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Nornally, I use the kill switch. I have turned of the key, though, on occasion.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:43 AM   #3
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I use the kill switch.
I hate to have a button on the bike that I don't use
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:50 AM   #4
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i normally use the kill switch too. i have heard though that it can eventually wear out the switch. ive also heard people say it should just be used for emergencies. (it is the "emergency" kill switch). i use it just so i dont forget its there when i need it, lol.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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That's news to me. 'Course, I don't ride a sport-bike, altough they should work under the same principle.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:13 AM   #6
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i use only the key...kawis dont have the BEST electrical systems. and the zzr has a tendancy to pop the fuse sometimes when you use the switch
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:31 AM   #7
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I use the key, although I have accidentally hit the kill switch w/out knowing and freaked out thinking my bike broke down, lol.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:38 AM   #8
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i've heard that the key is supposed to be the best way. Because you can short out your kill switch.

Though, i read my manual and i doesn't really say anything clear on that. Basically says that the kill switch shuts the motor off, and the turning the key will do the same thing.

One thing that i did hear from a mechanic is when turning the bike on, wait until the little engine light turns off to turn the motor over.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:47 AM   #9
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usually key.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:08 AM   #10
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iOne thing that i did hear from a mechanic is when turning the bike on, wait until the little engine light turns off to turn the motor over.
I ALWAYS do that... I can here my fuel pump charging when that lights on and couldn't think to fire up without having that happen first.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:27 AM   #11
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:53 AM   #12
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i'm wondering if just hitting the kill switch everytime is not so good on a yammy r6
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:07 PM   #13
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Kill switch then the key, been doing it for years with no problems.
sometmes if I'm lazy and the bike is in gear I'll just put down the kickstand and kill it that way.


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key only, you have to turn off the power anyway, that just saves you 1 step.
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key only, you have to turn off the power anyway, that just saves you 1 step.
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Stop, put in neutral, then kickstand, then turn the key to the lock position.

THe only reason I do all that is so that when I get back on the bike is so that I can just start her up and let it warm up while I gear up. I dont want to have to worry about hitting a freakin kill swith. Its just there for decorative purposes and to hit while you and your buddy are at stoplights. :icon_bigg
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i allways used the kill switch on my last bike and on this one i pretty much just allways use the key
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:11 PM   #17
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i dont have a kill switch and i have to hotwire my orange/blue wire
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I do whichever I just happen to do first. Any of the 3. Xcept my racebike has no kickstand.. so it's just whichever of the 2.
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