Though I am not sure about the kill switch. No one ever mentioned that when parked, you should flick the kill switch. I just leave it as it is, but would like to know if it really matters. emergency situations I can see the need to use it, but parked, maybe someone with more bike experience than me can chime in. lol.
They taught "thumb, key, valve" in the MSF course for shutdown procedures.
1. Thumb - engage the kill switch
2. Key - turn off the key
3. Valve - turn off the fuel valve.
That being said, the only time I use the kill switch is when I'm parking on an incline. Brake to a stop in 1st gear, kill the engine, turn the kill switch back on, slowly release the brake until the gear stops the bike, then kickstand down.
I realize putting the kickstand down will kill the engine as well, but I want to get all the "play" out of the wheels first so there's no movement after the stand is down.
As for the valve... if there is one on the Rebel, I don't use it.
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