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    Auto shutoff

    A friend of mine has a 96 Honda Goldwing. He says that if the bike tips over it automatically shuts off. Do any of the BMWs do the same thing?

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    My 2000 rt does not.
    Don't ask how I know this.
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    no oilheads, Klassic-Ks, or airheads do/did.
    can't speak to the newest bikes, but i'm thinking that the S1RR might.

    mod- ya wanna move this to Motorrad, or somewhere similar? this is not an oilhead question.
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    No Auto Shutoff on my 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Layton View Post
    A friend of mine has a 96 Honda Goldwing. He says that if the bike tips over it automatically shuts off. Do any of the BMWs do the same thing?
    My 2011 R1200RT does not have an auto shutoff if it's on its side. Like others, don't ask me how I know.

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    I think most Hondas have this switch built into their electrical systems. I don't know if my 1100S has a similar switch - and I hope to never find out!

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    AFAIK none of the BMW's do.
    Probably would be a nice feature to have to protect the engine.
    Harleys have them (tilt switches) and they fail occasionally. the bike will start and run for 8 seconds and quit. Fixed one a while ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I don't know if my 1100S has a similar switch - and I hope to never find out!
    i have done the researching on that for you... it does not have a shut-off sw. (NO oilheads do)
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    My R90/6 does shut off when you tip it over as the fuel doesn't flow into the carbs. (It flows all over the driveway instead)...........Rod.
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    Shutoffs of various types are available from racing auto supply place and some vehciels use them stock. There are impact types that cut electric to, for example, the fuel pump on an impact and there are tipover/rollover types also. Adding one to a bike is simply a matter of finding a good mounting point and wiring it into the proper circuit.
    Many types have a reset built in.

    If I were hunting one I'd try looking where off road racers get their stuff or hunt up the Honda item

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    My old 1980 Excess Eleven Yamaha had one. It was just a mercury switch

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    auto shutoff

    in the early ninety honda recalled the goldwings because if it leaned too much in a corner it would shutoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxie View Post
    in the early ninety honda recalled the goldwings because if it leaned too much in a corner it would shutoff.
    I recall that there were issues of failures to start. It was new to many mechanics and owners and the overlooked the new gadget in diagnosing the problem.
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    I believe some Triumphs have them but I could be mistaken.
    '03 R1150R, '03 F650GS, '97DR200SE,'78 Honda CT-90, '77Honda CT-90

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    Another example of herd mentality.
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    Yes Goldwings have a tip over switch and they go bad, one can hit a pot hole and activate the damn things.

    Usally normal riding you never know its there, but just a side stand tip over will activate it.

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