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View Poll Results: Do you use your RUN switch to cut off your bike?
Yes, I always use the RUN switch. 40 35.40%
No, I always use the ignition switch. 38 33.63%
I usually use the ignition, but sometimes the run switch. 21 18.58%
I usually use the run switch, but sometimes the ignition. 14 12.39%
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Question POLL: Do you use your 'Run' switch?

I don't think I have ever turned my bike off with the 'run' switch. Always just use the ignition to cut the bike off. What do y'all do? ^^^Please vote above!^^^
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Your test was good but you don't have the choices on here.

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Poll is at the top of the page, above the first post.
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If I plan on parking with bike in gear I will use the switch.

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when i come home i use the switch then lock the bars with the key , other then that i kill the bike with the key

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Being new to the motorcycle world and having gone through the MSF, I've developed the habit they teach which is "thumb, key, valve"...aka...turn the bike off with your thumb switch, turn the handles bars and the key to lock and then turn the gas valve to off.

Old habits die hard at this point for me. They hammered it into me over two days it's automatic at this point.

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I bypassed my engine kill switch...I now use that switch as an off/on switch for my motorcycle stereo amplifier!!!!! I have had that switch being used as an engine kill screw me too many times......
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My 1500 key is in the most un handy location,it is physically impossible to reach it unless you put the bike in neutral and use your clutch hand,which is ill advised on a grade.

when I had the 750 I very seldom used the kill button.




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I only rode for 6 weeks before my accident, and haven`t been on a bike for 33 months since then. I know I used the kill switch sometimes, but do not actually remember if it was most of the time, half and half, or infrequently. I will refrain from voting in the poll as I truly do not know the accurate answer for me.

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i use the key, but if I'm parking on a incline or decline, i use the kill switch so i can keep my hand on the brake.





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