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Any of you use a corded kill switch (tethers)?

There's been a lot of debate on the dangers of getting debris sucked into the air intakes when hitting the gravel pit etc.

Have any of you tried to use a corded kill switch (tethers) attached to the wrist?

Would killing the engine this way prevent it from sucking in anything from pebbles to squirrels?


Modified by polarexpress at 3:47 AM 1/8/2005
 
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Re: Any of you use a corded kill switch? (polarexpress)

I doubt that any riders use a tether. I’m old and I’ve never seen one on a bike.
In theory, is guess it might work. But, as long as the throttle grip can be turned, opening the butterflies, it will allow crap to get inside the engine, running or not. Granted, debris in a dead engine will do much less damage than one that is running.

For the most part, tethers are used on vehicles that can wander off after you’ve fallen.


It takes a lot more than that to keep those EVIL squirrls from messing with your bike.
 
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Re: Any of you use a corded kill switch? (polarexpress)

It woundn't make any difference if there is an air filter and there is no reason NOT to use a filter. Never seen tethers used on bikes myself.
 
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Re: Any of you use a corded kill switch? (polarexpress)

use an IN-box air filter on the older generation superbikes and you don't have to worry about it. the new generation superbikes have better air boxes.
 
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Re: Any of you use a corded kill switch? (Buckelew)

Thanks a lot for your input, Mental, SP3 and Buckelew!


I've been thinking about installing an in-box air filter myself. When you say the new generation superbikes, Buckelew, are you referring to the 749-999 range or are we still talking 748-998?

If so, in which way are the airboxes improved? And how does that affect filter placement and/or reduced danger of sucking in shite and squirrels through the air tubes?

Speaking of tethers, would this one do or is this something completely different?
 
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Re: Any of you use a corded kill switch (tethers)? (polarexpress)

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Polarexpress,
Try searching the internet for what drag race motorcycle riders use. Our local drag strip requires them, but I couldn't find a photo or description on how to do it http://www.capitolraceway.com/motorcycle_chart.htm (scroll down the page).

Then, you have to see if the trackday organization that you ride with (NESBA, STT, TPM, etc..) allows the kill switch teathers? Like everyone else, I think that your best bet is to install an in-box air filter


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Re: Any of you use a corded kill switch (Tifosi)

Thanks a lot, Tifosi!

I see your point. I'll skip the tether and go for the in-box airfilter instead.
 
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