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Offline Dick

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Switching off?
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:23:55 PM »
I always switch my tiger off on the kill switch ,( because I'm lazy! )I've been told the bike could get a memory ,is that true? 2 years had bike.
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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 07:33:08 PM »
Hiya Dick
I'm a, first gear, side stand down (engine kills), ignition off, release clutch, roll forward to take up slack......., but that's just me.
Sorry, but can't help with the "Kill Switch" memory thing.
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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 07:34:31 PM »
Both are not advisable, use the key to switch off, that's what it's there for.
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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 08:03:20 PM »
Dick, if you want to use the Kill Switch, go ahead; it won't do any harm whatsoever.
It's simply another switch in series with the ignition. It does in fact "exercise" the switch and proves to you that it should work when needed.
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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 08:52:20 PM »
I cant see any difference between cutting the power with the key and cutting the power with the kill switch and none of the dont use the kill switch brigade has ever shown the slightest bit of factual information to uphold their claim that it somehow is bad for the bike.
Personally I use the key most of the time but there are occasions where I use the kill switch and I have never noticed my bike (s) being harmed afterwards.

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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 09:09:27 PM »
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I use the same method as Geoff with no ill effects so far and none expected. I think its partly a throwback to dispatch riding days in a former life - side stand down and key out of ignition before the bike has stopped moving.  It takes a lot longer to swing my leg over the saddle now though!   :034:

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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 09:25:52 PM »
The only downside I have found is I some times leave my lights on ! Thanks for your in put.looking forward to the show,
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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 10:09:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dick [+]
The only downside I have found is I some times leave my lights on ! Thanks for your in put.looking forward to the show,

There is one more downside. If you leave the switch in the off position it can very very embarrassing when your bike won't start in front of your mates. One of our Ducatis has an arrangement whereby the kill switch covers the starter button when it is in the off position. It is impossible to get to the starter button unlike the Tiger arrangement.

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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 12:14:17 AM »
The 2018 Tiger has a rocker switch for starting and killing.  Push the top, it's killed, push the bottom and it starts.  Impossible to try to start while killed.

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Re: Switching off?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 12:58:51 AM »
I've stopped the engine using the ignition switch, kill switch and side stand methods on all my bikes without any issues, they are just switches in an electrical circuit. Oh and I've also stalled it on the odd occasion!  :114:

 


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