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Old 02-25-2009, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Friction drive and Knobbies? IS IT POSSIBLE +safe? Knobby nobby nobbies tire tir

Originally Posted by Roadkill View Post
I am still wondering if it is bad to ground out an engine with a kill switch!
It's fine. There's not enough current generated in the ignition coil to burn anything out. For example, I have an old Briggs & Stratton engine and it has a metal lever that you flip to touch the sparkplug electrode to ground it out to the engine block to shut it off.

A lot of the ignition systems on the bike engines use a second coil with lower voltage to ground out, making it safe from electric shock. Either way, it's OK to ground it.
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