I'm a little curious, after reading all these posts referring to the stop start switch. In days of old I always thought of the start stop rocker switch as an emergency shutoff. The main key switch was used to either turn the bike on and jump on the kick starter, or to crank the engine over for starting. My last bike (Suzuki Burgman) had a key for the ignition, and another button for starting it. I never used the on off switch. Being as the bike had a CVT transmission and no neutral I could not leave the engine running unattended unless it was up on the center stand and the kickstand was retracted. Just to make sure I didn't do the embarrassing faux pas of dropping my bike by forgetting to lower the kickstand I got into the habit of shutting the motor off with the kickstand. Push the kickstand out, motor quits, turn the ignition off. I never use the red shut off rocker switch. Now I see on this forum a lot of people refer to using the engine shutdown switch to turn off the bike. My question is, what is the proper way to start and stop these motorcycles? Can I just turn the key off?