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I noticed that the ignition key can be freely pulled out while engine is running and the engine will continue to work. Just wondering if that's normal?
 

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It's a feature. You can keep your garage key on your bike key ring and not have to restart the bike just to unlock the garage.

Was a time when many cars where this way.
 

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It shouldn't be.
Get it changed if under warranty.
You might get into the habit of filling gas while the engine is running which will become a safety issue.

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I was curious, and tried my key on last nights ride - I was not able to pull out the key while the bike was running or even in the "on" position.
 

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Here's the video of how it works on my bike.


I bought it at beginning of 2007 so maybe those old versions had that problem. Anyway, I like the possibility to do this, so I can pull up seat or open top case without turning off the engine :)
 

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Nice video, but the whole thing of the key taken out with engine running defect the purpose.

The key is not meant to work that way and looks like it has worn off. Soon you will have problem switch ON the circuit and starting problem will follow. Its has happen to my car and had to change the whole set.
 

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Nice to know that! I'll try to contact my friend who bought the same bike at approx the same time, and then I'll check with my dealer.
 

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I bought mine in 2007 as well. I think I was close to being the second owner of one in Michigan. Anyway, my key does not come out, or even move slightly when the bike is on, or the key is in the on position. Just an FYI, I am not sure any of this matters.
 

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My guess is that something snapped off inside your ignition switch. There should be a retainer pin that hold the key in place when in the on position. That should be covered under warranty.
 

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Not to worry you but I'd be concerned that a screwdriver or nail file or the like may start your bike....A DEFINITE THEFT ISSUE IN MY BOOK.
 

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After reading this yesterday I checked when I left work. My '07 doesn't do that.
 

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Not to worry you but I'd be concerned that a screwdriver or nail file or the like may start your bike....A DEFINITE THEFT ISSUE IN MY BOOK.
Try what grandpa has said. Use a different key to switch ON. and you will know what grandpapa is try to say.
Grandpapa is always not wrong.::goodidea::D

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