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PostSubject: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 03, 2023 3:46 pm

I have been wondering about people's use of the kill switch. When I switch off my SW I use the ignition switch (the key).

Apart from emergencies I never use the kill switch. Do you use the kill switch to switch off or just use the key?

Does using the kill switch have a different effect on the electrical system?

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PostSubject: Re: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 03, 2023 5:54 pm

I just use the side stand to kill the engine when I pull up then turn the key off.

Be safe, be seen!
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PostSubject: Re: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 04, 2023 6:44 am

I very seldom use the kill switch, just turn off with key as I remove it anyway. I found it annoying that when using the kill switch, I forget from this ride to next and can't understand why scoot won't start LOL. Perhaps if I used it more this would not be an issue.

Now back in my old dirt-bike days I did use the kill switch if the bike went over and I needed to stop engine quick. Can't see much reason for one on a street machine, my 2 cents.
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PostSubject: Re: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 04, 2023 8:09 am

JohnyC wrote:
I just use the side stand to kill the engine when I pull up then turn the key off.

Be safe, be seen!

Same here, and same with the ST’s- with those, I’m shutting the engine down as well as locking it from rolling forward. I put a push button brake lock in place as well that can be activated in a second, so no risk of rolling forward. I have one on the SWing as well- an eBay special but it works pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 08, 2023 12:13 pm

I use all the above options, key, sidestand and kill switch as the mood takes me.
My logic being if I use it I know it works rather than finding out it doesn't when I need it to.
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PostSubject: Re: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 09, 2023 3:46 am

I can't recall an occasion when I've deliberately used the kill switch.
It is my custom to use the key.
It has occurred to me many times that a kill switch such as that on an outboard motor make much more sense than a switch which has to be purposefully operated by the rider.
I know that some maxiscooters are fitted with tilt-switches.
To have a switch which is automatically thrown if the rider is thrown off makes much more sense to me.


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PostSubject: Re: Kill Switch Usage   Kill Switch Usage I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 09, 2023 3:23 pm

Good point MikeO. Maybe I'll start mixing it up a bit.
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