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Old 09-28-2008
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I believe you experience much more mechanical failure "risk" by the process of shutting down the motor, switching the battery switch, and then restarting than you do by simply switching the battery switch while running. There is a very small amount of "wear and tear" every time you start and stop the motor. This wear and tear creates risk of component failure. For those of you who are risk adverse to this level you should carefully consider your options here.
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