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post #1 of 63 Old 06-26-2007, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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So, who is the strange one?

I rode a 1000 that belongs to a guy I work with. When I got back to the parking lot, I hit the kill switch, left it in first, pushed it up against the motor compression, put down the side stand, and turned off and took the key out.
He went to get back on, and thought I was crazy. Said he parks it in neutral, and shuts it off with the key, not the switch!
I thought that was odd. I would never park a bike in neutral, because it could be pushed off the side stand. Also, why would you not use the kill switch?
So, who's the freak? What do you do?
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post #2 of 63 Old 06-26-2007, 04:47 PM
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Kill switch and parked in gear. Only way to do it IMO.

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Key neutral center stand.
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ditto. (plus some superfluous text because ditto is not a long enough response - There! happy?)

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Hell with that, I lock up the rear brake till it dies and jump off. It'll be there when I get back......:roll:
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post #6 of 63 Old 06-26-2007, 05:54 PM
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I'm a key, neutral, centerstand kind of guy. I don't think I've ever used the kill button. Leaving it in gear does make some sense thought if it were on the center stand.

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You may be strange Mr Graystrom, I don't know.

When I'm stopping on a level surface I usually turn off the motor with the key. When on an incline I use the kill switch. It is always parked in gear and most of the time on the centerstand.

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post #8 of 63 Old 06-26-2007, 06:19 PM
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Switch neutral and sidestand for me. This thread is making me wonder why I bother with the kill switch. And I understand that parking it in first may keep it from rolling forward, but I usually start the bike and let it warm up a few seconds while I put on my gear. It never occured to me that I could just shift it to neutral before starting it. duh.

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Kill switch and parked in gear. Only way to do it IMO.
+1 always for me.

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I will either use the key or the switch, and usually leave it in Neutral. Not because I think it does anything, but because I usually coast in. Why would it matter if it were in gear? If someone wanted it out of gear, it isn't as though they couldnt put it in Neutral themselves. Or are we talking about someone bumping it and knocking it off the stand?

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