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so im about a solid month into r6 owning and riding... Im not sure if im gettin into bad habits or not so yell at me if necessary.

1) Cutting off the bike. I seem to have the habit of turning off the bike via kickstand. When i get to where im gonna stop i pop the kickstand out and the bike cuts off and i peace out. So is this bad habit? I usually try to turn off the cut off switch too. But i figure, i probably wanna leave it in gear when parked, so just poppin the kickstand turns it off while in gear and stand is already out.

2) Spinning the bike. So i park in my backyard, and there is kinda a fire pit thingy (basically a bunch of centerblocks in the earth so the top is level with the grass) I park there and when im about to leave.. Instead of trying to push it around or taking off in 1st gear and doing a big U turn in the grass, I just get on the left side of the bike, pull it towards me hard, and pivot it on kickstand and spin it around. Also, is this bad habit?



thanks for input... dont feel like doing unnecessary abuse to the bike
 

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well i have been doing the kick stand to peacing out for about 2.5 years and havnt had any issues yet, i also pivot on my stand every once in a while but i dont know if id consider it a bad habit or just ballzy, mainly because your putting all the bikes weight on the stand and if the stand for some reason feels like saying FU than there goes your bike on the ground.

but i do both and have been for a while but the next time you do the pivot move look at your stand while you do it, it bows
 

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Spinning it on its kickstand probably isn't bad for the bike. Just consider the consequences. And I'm sure using the kickstand to kill it isn't bad at all. Think of it as just another kill switch? :D
 

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i dont really use the kickstand to turn the bike off. i've got the habit of pulling up to somewhere and as i'm pulling in just flick the kill switch and turn the key to off if its at night and i'm approaching people. as far as the pivot move, i use that if i'm in a tight spot and cant turn around or parked on a downhill slope. i really dont think the things u described will harm the bike. its more of a second kill switch like the guy above me said
 

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Ya the first question of the post wasnt really a big concern, more curiousity. And more of wondering what was the best startup procedure. Should u have the kill switch off before u turn the key, then flick it on, then startup? I know if u have the key on and then flip the switch on, something makes some sounds, i think i heard someone say somewhere it was the fuel pump getting ready.

figured id rather ask here first than be with a group of people and hear someone be like 'oh shit you leave your kill switch on when u turn the key? you idiot that messes up 'so and so''

thanks... ill try to stop the kickstand pivots, or keep em to a minimum
 

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I just turn the key off...

As for the kickstand, theres a ton of threads on here that say good and an equal amount that say bad. I for one lean toward the bad side...i think its so small and that much weight focused on a certain area can weaken the kickstand.
 

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i have a habit of going really fast on my bike
ditto, i also have this terrible habbit of seeing pretty girls in cars on the highway and patting on my back seat.....i didnt think it was a serious problem till one of them follwed me home............:toocool:
 

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ditto, i also have this terrible habbit of seeing pretty girls in cars on the highway and patting on my back seat.....i didnt think it was a serious problem till one of them follwed me home............:toocool:
Seems like you pretty much have that problem figured out...
 
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