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Turn ignition key to lights and kills motor

Have a 1977 Yamaha XS500 and turn ignition key to lights and kills motor any body have any solutions?

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Faulty ignition switch...remove and test

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This is just a blind guess, but as I recall, the older bikes had a "parking lights" position on the key switch, and it was not for "running".
Use the handle bar switch for lights while running the engine.

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