Interesting answer. I didn't know that. Thanks, Moe!
I didn't know of this BAS switch...........I'm learing something new..........or maybe I need to take some out and read upon the bike and all the other featuresRacer
Also do not forget about the BAS *Bank angle sensor * that does kill the power to the engine in case the bike goes down that is another safety
feature so you do not have to rely on the kill switch alone to kill the engine
in case of an emergency
So don’t you think with your option of wiring it only to use the kill switch to start and stop with no key, doesn’t that makes it a easer target for someone to steal:fiddy:Just to add another post to this. I have two bikes that are wired without keys, I only use the run/stop switch to turn the bike on and off and have never had a problem. The run stop switch is just cutting the power the same way your key works, it just needs a key to do it. This will in no way cause any problems to your bike either using just the run/stop or using the key. It's personal preference. I would guess the manual says to use the key so you don't forget and leave your key on and drain the battery. T
I'll agree it could happen. I find myself not turning the key off quite a bit, but I've never walked away with the key in it yet. Still, you're correct. I'll post up here immediately if I ever do.one day your going to walk away with the key in the on position because the bike is not running and kill your battery. I'm sure someone on here has done it so they will agree.
Same here. This is what I was taught too. I couldn't imagine a switch getting worn out and causing problems like that, but I'm no mechanic.Aside from the kill switch causing problems, you are better off getting in the habit of using the kill switch. By making this a natural motion that you don't have to think about, you will be able to use it if you're ever in the situation where you need to cut the power immediately. I've always used the kill switch on my bikes.
I have walked away from it like that once, but i arrived at a friends house and was picking something up and quickly leaving so it didn't really matter. i never forget to take the key out because i always put the bike in the "lock" position, no matter what....except for the time i stated above.Its better to use the key to turn the bike off because if you get in the habit of using the kill switch theirs a good chance that one day your going to walk away with the key in the on position because the bike is not running and kill your battery. I'm sure someone on here has done it so they will agree.