Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nakhon Si, Thailand
I always turn the key.
If you use the killswitch, there's always the possibility that the lights stay on and next day the battery is dead.
The kill switch is for safety reasons, but most non-bikers don't know that it exists, so in case of an accident with a car the car driver wouldn't know what to do.
Then again, if you have a noisy bike and don't want to wake the neighbors when you get home late in the dark, you can kill the engine and keep the lights on while coasting into your driveway.
You can also play a joke on your riding buddy by turning the ignition off, then watching his reaction when his bike won't start!
current: CBR500R, CRF250M, Yamaha Nouvo 135
previous: CB360, CB450SC (2), VT500FT, XS650 (3), Virago 750, Intruder 800, XJ600S, Intruder 1400, K75S (5), K100RS (5), ZX9R, KLR250, XR650L, DR650SE, Ninja 250, VTR250 (2), CBR150R (3), AX-1