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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 12:46 PM
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Matters if one of them could harm something in the motorcycle when used continuously.
If not, that's good and anybody may choose you favorite way.
Yea I get that. I doubt whether or not you use the kill switch effects how the engine turns off. I wonder if its the same if you purposely put the bike in first gear with the kickstand down (I did this the other day so the bike would not roll back at all on an incline).


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i always park in first gear so i use the kill switch so i don't have to hold in the clutch while turning the key and locking the forks.

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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!

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I kill the engine with the kickstand.
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I just turn off the key and I never use the engine stop switch.
Me too.
This is how I was instructed and is the most logical method.

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I think OP just wanted to know if there can be engine damage by continuously using the kill switch.

I use the kill switch typically because its right there and i don't have to hold in the clutch while reaching for the key. I can't imagine it can hurt the engine.

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I can count on one hand the number of times I've used the engine stop switch and still have fingers left over. I can think of no reason to use it, ever, unless in an emergency of some sort. But of course the basic rider course taught us to use the switch.

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The kill switch came from the days of the one throttle cable and outlived it's purpose when they went to the return cable.

That was back in the day when carbs could end up stuck wide open. Simply almost won't happen these days.
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In the MSF, they told us to use that off/on switch, then turn the bike off or on so that's how I've been doing it for 6 months. It's called the FINE-C method (although that's for starting, not stopping). For stopping, reverse the FINE-C.

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