Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Which way to turn off the bike - opinions?
When stopping and getting off your bike, which of these do you most commonly do to cut off your engine:
1). Use engine kill switch on right handlebar.
2). Turn ignition key to off position.
3). Pull side kickstand down.
I've always performed all three steps in this exact order. However, my friend told me to NOT use the engine kill switch to turn the bike on/off. He said to always leave it on. He said to simply do step 2 or step 3 only. He reasons step 3 is effective if the engine is still running and in gear. I realize all three will ultimately cut the engine off, but which one is more favored over the others?
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Last edited by Prime; 06-19-2011 at 09:47 AM.