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Do the LXs inthe US have a kill switch?

We don't over here, but a picture I saw looked like yours do..
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Yeah, they do.
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and its a nice one!

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and its a nice one!

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Just discussing itwith the Mrs... seems stupid not to put 1 on any auto to us..

No clutch to stop drive.....
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It takes the place of the headlamp on/off switch.

I NEVER use my killswitch. always the key.

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It takes the place of the headlamp on/off switch.

I NEVER use my killswitch. always the key.

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We don't have the headlamp n/off switch either... just indicators & the dipped / main beam switch..

I was thinking about accidents etc if the scooter ends up on top of you...
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I don't think you can legally import them into the US if they don't have the kill switch.
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I NEVER use my killswitch. always the key.

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I spent 10-15 minutes trying to figure out why my scoot would
not start after running great just before I stopped at a store.
THEN I found the kill switch in the off position
Color me NEWBIE GREEN.
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legally we need a handlebar mounted kill switch...
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question about that... are there any adverse effects that come from flipping the killswitch while the engine's running? i've never used it myself, but when i let my grandfather ride my scoot he thought that was how was he supposed to turn it off and, well, "hit the switch."

was just curious if there was any reason people don't use it, other than the obvious psychological difference between a "killswitch" and turning off the ignition.
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other than closing a wormhole in space, it causes no harm...

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was just curious if there was any reason people don't use it, other than the obvious psychological difference between a "killswitch" and turning off the ignition.
I always shut off via the kill switch. It's just something they drilled into our heads in the MSF course.
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other than closing a wormhole in space, it causes no harm...

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haha, duly noted!
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I always shut off via the kill switch. It's just something they drilled into our heads in the MSF course.
sounds like a good reason to me; i'm finally going to get around to taking that course this month. my new years resolution
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I always shut off via the kill switch. It's just something they drilled into our heads in the MSF course.
Hmmm. Just curious, but what was the reason they gave?
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I can't find the specific reference in my books, but a couple reasons to use the kill switch is that you keep your brakes on and develop muscle memory so that in an emergency, you will instinctively find the switch. If you use the ignition switch to kill the engine, you have to take a hand off the handle bars. James R. Davis recommends that it's good form to get in habit of using the left hand to turn off the ignition switch so that you keep the front brake activated.Found it. http://www.msgroup.org/TIP117.html
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OK, why kill the engine, other than turning it off when you're done riding (and obviously stopped)?



(I'll be taking MSF this spring, BTW)
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OK, why kill the engine, other than turning it off when you're done riding (and obviously stopped)?



(I'll be taking MSF this spring, BTW)
I think mainly if you have a problem like your throttle sticking, and you can't stop.
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Ahh. That would be a very good reason. Thanks.
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I don't think a vespa engine ould overpower its brakes...

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I can't find the specific reference in my books, but a couple reasons to use the kill switch is that you keep your brakes on and develop muscle memory so that in an emergency, you will instinctively find the switch.
Makes sense. Good to know!

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