Leaving the key on
Okay, I can't possibly be the only person in the world who does this. I know, it's an idiot thing, and it shouldn't happen repeatedly, but it does. I've done it four times since I began riding less than 3,000 miles ago. It drives me bananas that the kill switch off and the key on leaves all the lights on and kills the battery. There's no point in lecturing me; I know I'm an idiot. I have accepted that I'm going to probably do this a lot. But I can't be the ONLY person who doesn't understand why they can't make a motorcycle beep at you like your car when you leave the key on.
So... is there ANY SOLUTION (besides burning it into my retinas so I always see DID YOU TAKE THE KEY OUT? in my field of vision) to this? Is there any adapter, kit, modification, etc. that will kill the power when I do this boneheaded thing? Is there an add-on that will beep or buzz or swear at me or SOMETHING when I do this? It only happens (as per Murphy's Law) at the WORST possible time, like at work today when I had to cancel three vital appointments and look like an idiot.
The worst part: when I started riding this year, three weeks back, I learned to pop start the thing. Got good at it. But do you think I can pop start it today? Heck, no. And I'm too old to be pushing a 524-pound Honda Shadow VT750 up hills repeatedly.
The person who give me a solution to this (that doesn't involve telling me to "just learn to take the key out") will have my undying gratitude forever.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress.