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post #1 of 13 Old 05-28-2019, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Chec showing on dash

Just noticed that chec is showing on dash after I kill the bike with kill switch. Is this normal? Looks like temp is pegging after kill as well. TBH I never paid much attention so donít know if this is normal or a new issue. Doesnít show on start up or while running.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-28-2019, 04:10 PM
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Normal. Go back to your regular business.
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-28-2019, 06:27 PM
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Normal! I so rarely use the K switch that when it got bumped it took me a while to figure what had happened. Most useless electrical item on the bike. Gotta key, side stand switch, clutch switch that turn the bike off too.
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The kill switch is a handy way to cut the engine if the throttle sticks, without taking your hands off the bars. In 42 yrs I have never had to use this option, but that is it's intended purpose. Probably a hold over from when bikes were not so reliable. The makers keep adding new fancy stuff, but never seem to subtract obsolete stuff.

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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.
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I usually leave the bike in gear and dump the clutch while holding the brake.
Don't see the problem using the side stand either, it doesn't take the running load of the bike, it works through relays, no?
I had the Kill Switch explode and pop it's spring and parts out in a parking lot 50 miles from home. That was on a BMW R65LS and a long time ago.
I just twisted the wires together and went about my ride.
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Don't see the problem using the side stand either
Yep, it's gotta go down anyway.
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It has a load running through it when the bike is in gear and it is lowered into position.

You will burn the contacts as they are not designed to be switched under load and it is not a good snap open & snap closed switch.

They are only a hold out switch only.


The side stand switch failed on my V2 while under warranty.

I purchased the bike used and when I cut open the bad switch it was easy to see that the contacts had been worked hard by the previous owner.


I too do use the stand switch at times like when I'm parked on a hill and want to leave the bike in gear but it is not a everyday/every time switch.

Use the key, like a car it is built for it.

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The only time I use the kill switch in a meaningful way is this:
When I suddenly find myself going down a steep hill on the dirt and the ABS will not let me stop in time or even brake hard.
Just flip the kill switch with your thumb and the brakes will work. Yes, I know about installing a auxiliary ABS switch but my need is infrequent so I haven't bothered.

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Iíve always used the kill switch. I have a Aprilia ETV1000 and it does some diagnostic whe the key is turned on the when the kill switch is activated it does some more. Iíve always been told if you donít do it in that order the ecu wonít be happy. I just figured the strom is the same. You can hear it when you key on and then kill switch on. I think Iíve always started bikes this way but if it isnít necessary Iíll happily forego the kill switch off and use the key.
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