I never use the kill switch. I did once. Riding with a group and got stopped by road construction. I hit the kill switch and then the ignition. about 30 minutes later traffic started moving and I tried to start the bike. No Joy. Tried everything including bump starting it as it was down hill. Racked my brain and finally figured out that I had used the kill switch. First thing I check now
This bike has four coils, If one goes bad you will know from the loss of gas millage and the strong smell of fuel. Friend of mines Venture lost a coil and it took forever to figure it out. There is a performance loss as well, but he did know this because he bought it that way. Wasn't until he got it fixed that he realized how much power it actually had.
Glad to hear it is running properly. One thing I have learned about these bikes they do like to be run. You can put along in top gear at 40 mph, you shouldn't. I don't get into top gear until 65+. 4th and 5th are both overdrives.