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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Red light when i kill switch

Hi, does this mean anything? The red light comes on when i use kill switch and stays on
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 04:16 AM
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You should be turning off the bike via the key and not kill switch per manual.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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When im at a red light or when stuck in traffic, i use kill switch. But pls tell the meaning to the red light
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 05:06 AM
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It is the LOW PRESSURE OIL LAMP and means absolutely NOTHING if the engine isnít running:
The low oil pressure warning light will illuminate if the ignition is switched ON without running the engine.

Only worry if it comes on when the ENGINE is running.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 05:10 AM
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Isn't using the kill switch a dangerous choice with regards to shutting down as when using the ignition switch the bike will go through a set procedure, whereas the kill switch will overide this and could potentially cause damage? Maybe me being an over cautious engineer 🤷‍♂️
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I’ve always just used the kick stand while in gear and then just remove the key.
Never had an issue (I’ve had quite a few bikes) and come to think of it, I can ever remember using the kill switch. Ever.
(*apart from starting the engine, of course !)
Its also a habit as I always leave my bike in gear when parked.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 06:46 AM
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I'm the opposite - I've never used the key to turn off the engine! I've always gone kill switch first then key. No issues so far - what an I missing out on? 😋
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 07:04 AM
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I donít think youíre missing anything. We all just have our own way of stopping the engine/bike.
Go by the manual or use the kick stand to stop the engine running like I do. Your bike, your choice.
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FYI - Youtube and Eisen the source of all knowledge

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 07:33 AM
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Haha! Iím far from being a source of all knowledge. But I can honestly say that if I would have had any mishaps occur from the way I turn off my engine, I would gladly share it with the forum to save it from happening from anyone else.

Judging from the YouTube video, it looks like this is time I got lucky and was correct with my info
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