Yeah, I thought it was crazy too...especially since the manual says to turn it to off, without telling you how! Nope, there is no mark indicating which way it is turned. I've tried turning it every way short of breaking it! Today, instead of taking the bike for a ride(It always dies at the gate and I have to push it to the garage, or sit there like an idiot trying to keep it running) I just let it run while sitting. And sure enough after about 10 minutes...it died again. Since this is my first bike, I don't know how much heat is supposed to be rising from the front of the bike, but it's pretty warm. The front inside placstics are missing, so the heat is free to come up and out. When is the cooling fan "expected" to come on? Think the bike could be running hot? This stalling behavior is kinda like what I see in an overheating car...or a car theat "Thinks" it is overheating. What I mean is, first the is hesitation with the throttle, then a kind of sputtering, then finally some wierd noise, the die. Like a car, if you wait a while, say 15 or 20 mins., the engine starts back up fine and you're off. That is, until the next stalling session. :x I would take the bike to a shop, but for one, I'd miss out on the learning, and most imprtantly, I think it would dies before I make it there! Any more suggestions?