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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 11th, 2013, 10:51 pm Thread Starter
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Ignition switch questions

Is it normal that when the key is on R, that you can still turn the radio on?
Is it more like an accessory position?
So I cannot turn everything completely off unless i turn the key to off which also locks the steering?
The Rider's Manual does not really specify these things.
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post #2 of 3 Old Mar 12th, 2013, 7:32 am
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Re: Ignition switch questions

Mine works same way... You have to lock the steering to shut everything off. Makes sence to me...

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post #3 of 3 Old Mar 12th, 2013, 9:04 am
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Re: Ignition switch questions

On my 2000 LT, I would only turn the key to the left one time to shut off the bike and accessories (radio, lights, etc.). I did not have to lock the steering wheel to shut everything off.
I cannot answer your question on what key position is necessary to listen to the radio.

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