thanks,for the reply .I saw it in the online parts list that's what made me wonder. I don't want one but I didn't know if they were required in Canada I have owned more than thirty bikes over the years and I can only remember one that didn't have the switch and that was an R75 BMW from the sixtys.If you look at the online parts catalog for the Scout, they show it as a non-US part. Guess you could add if you wanted.
If you took a minute and read the ongoing posts you would see that the kickstand, the gas gauge, the gear position indicator, the seat lanyard have all been an ongoing discussion issue. No one has received any input from Indian. You will get a lot of good info from these guys don't be so sensitive.to Troop and Raysred1, if you look at the location of the poster, it says Ontario which is in Canada which is a different country and as such has different rules and regulations so valid comments would be more appreciated!
Webmost, my problem, and I'm sure other people also have the same problem is NOT with starting the bike, but the awkward process of shutting the bike off in gear without the cutoff switch.Are Europeans typically too dumb to pull the clutch when starting? I don't think so. Has this ever been a problem leading to numerous injuries or deaths? I doubt it. Is it one more instance of officious bureaucrats taking it upon themselves to do your thinking for you cause they are convinced you're their child? Clearly. Is it one more doodad to go wrong?