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post #11 of 13 Old 05-30-2019, 12:37 AM
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The kill switch is not a strong switch and should not be used as a every time stop switch, you should use the ignition switch it is built for it.


PS: don't use the kickstand switch for the same reason.

I always use the kill switch on every bike I've owned. Never had one break.

The ignition switch on a Strom is not robust. I've had to fix mine when the key wouldn't turn. Would be easier to fix the kill switch if need be.

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The kill switch is not a strong switch and should not be used as a every time stop switch, you should use the ignition switch it is built for it.





PS: don't use the kickstand switch for the same reason.
How would one not use the sidestand switch with the bike resting on the sidestand?

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post #13 of 13 Old 05-30-2019, 03:08 AM
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With the bike in neutral you are not using the switch you are only moving the switch.

I have posted this many times everybody should carry a blue scotch lock wire joiner under the seat.

One day when you stop for fuel the switch may fail and the scotch lock will have you going again in a few minutes.

No matter what you think the kill switch is for emergency use only and the ignition switch is built to be used every time you start and stop the bike.


Read the hand book, the ignition switch is used to start and stop the bike not the side stand or the kill switch.

Even if you think the ignition switch is a weak point there is no getting away from the fact that every time you start and stop the bike for any length of time the key must be manipulated, that is not so for the other switches.

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