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Hi,

Although I'm a veteran, there are some questions about motorcycles I ever made but nobody gave me a good explanation or why this (or the other) is the correct way.

So, this is my question:
Which is the correct way to turn off you bike ? WHY or WHY NOT ?
  1. turn off the main key and after that, turn off the engine stop switch.
  2. turn off the the engine stop switch, and after that turn off main key.

Hope this also helps new riders.


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I just turn off the key and I never use the engine stop switch.
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I just turn off the key and I never use the engine stop switch.
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The engine stop switch is on the bike, mainly as an emergency stop switch.
In a situation where the engine needs to be stopped and the person is unable to get to the key switch or the person
does not know where the key switch is, they can utilize the emergency switch.
Situations like an accident and an EMT or policeman needs to turn off the engine.

Not all bikes have the keyed switch in the same location, some are down below the seat or in front of the operator's left knee, for example.

The use of the emergency stop switch is taught in training classes so that the new operators can become familiar with it, not becasue you need to use it routinely.

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Thank you all....

In my biker life I used the engine stop switch to stop my bike's engine, but never felt confortable with that. My Virago, that I kept for 11 years was not easy to turn off with the keys, because it's under the seat.

The ride scools here are not good, even the tests we to to get a license are so easy that even a baby is able to be approved. this kind of thing were to me teached at least from the dealership when we get the bike.

From now on I'll try to change the way I turn off the engine, because it's something automatic.


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If the bike is still running when the emergency people get there, you're probably dead anyway.

I'm old enough to remember when that Federal law went in requiring the emergency cut off switch.

Now these days for some odd reason, people have some very strange reasons as to why it should always be used to turn the bike off. People have just made stuff up about those switches that somehow become absolute gospel.

Sort of like daylight savings time and the real reason we end up with it. I bet 90 percent of people don't know the real reason for daylight savings time, including our stupid politicians.

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just remember when you use the switch to stop the engine, the headlight is still on until you switch off the key.

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Right, wrong...each will have an opinion as any other subject will have.

I know that the RUN/STOP switch is much more useful when riding dirt/dual-sport/ADV, so learning to use it and having it built into your muscle memory is a great skill. So, for new riders learning, it's good I think to include this. You know what they say about old dogs and new tricks.

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Does it really matter which way? lol

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Does it really matter which way? lol
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.

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