Question about 1982 Yamaha XJ 650

1 Answer

I have an 82 xj650 turbo. My problem is when i shut the key off it does not kill the engine. If i use the kill switch the bike will shut off along with the tail light but all the lights on the front of the bike stayed on. I can unhook the ignition switch completely, but the lights stay on.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,978 Answers

I think your bike is being powered through the starter solenoid by a defective starter button. The starter button is on the right switch assembly and normally turns the headlight off when depressed halfway. A wire may be plugged in wrong in the headlight (Two wires are crossed). Take apart the right switch assembly and check for shorts and power from the solenoid ). Check the main wire harness to the handle bar switch for crossed wires (they are color coded).

Posted on Mar 16, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1998 v star 650 I was riding it and engine shut off and will not start! Is there an engine shut off switch or relay fuse? Anything!

I've had many bikes, but not that one. Usually there IS a "kill switch" position on the key settings, but hard to hit by accident. However, there are other reasons for the symptom you describe. Out of gas?

Oct 13, 2014 | 1998 Yamaha V Star Custom

1 Answer

Why did I was my 2005 Ultra Classic trike engine shut off while driving, start back up, went a few miles, before shutting off? Is that the kill switch malfunctioning?

Sounds like you may be low on oil. Bike runs until oil is pumped on top of engine, and not enough remains to coat the sensor. Engine shuts off, oil returns to reservoir, bike runs again....i guess that's why they call it a motor cycle....

Sep 28, 2014 | Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide...

1 Answer

My turn signals on my 1982 yamaha xj650 stay on after I installed led turn signals

Hi, Anonymous you need a load equalizer for more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Kuryakyn Load Equalizer for Run Turn Brake for Yamaha Each
on 82 xj650
Yamaha XJ750 Owners Workshop Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha

May 10, 2014 | 1982 Yamaha XJ 650

1 Answer

My 82 XJ650 won't start after cleaning the carbs.

try taking the carb off and let it set in sea foam for a night

Jul 19, 2013 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

I have a 1982 XJ650LJ Seca Turbo. I runs very smooth, but I have no power whatsoever from a standing start. I don't know what to do.

Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
TMIOA Tech Help 1982 83 Yamaha XJ650 Lj Lk Seca Turbo
Yamaha Seca Turbo Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha
Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo 82 85

Jan 05, 2011 | 1981 Yamaha XJ 650

1 Answer

I have no spark was riding 50 mph and bike shut off the end it a 02 road king police ,im getting power to control modual ! when i unplug the coil plug i get power to 1 wire while cranking ,i have fuel...

1 ,plugs can breakdown and track to earth,2,the ecm does not like too much heat and can switch itself off,3,the ignition leads can track to earth,4,a connection can work loose .I used a 92 883 sporter hugger in spain for 10,000miles and had a few connections come loose.Ive been biking for 49 yrs and owned 38 bikes.and now building a 82 yam xj650 trike,ken

Jul 03, 2010 | 2002 Harley Davidson FLHR - FLHRCI Road...

1 Answer

'81 Yamaha Maxim XJ650: Now it turns over, but it won't start!

There is a sight glass at the right side of the bike's engine.Park your bike on the center stand and thn check it out.
You can use Castrol 20W50 ,it takes 2500 cubic cms .
Hope this helps!

Nov 24, 2009 | 1981 Yamaha XJ 650

1 Answer

How to change oil in my 82 yamaha xj650. is there a engine diagram or something for me to find the filter and oil capacity.

the oil filter should be inside the round finned cover at the front of the motor/trans. if you have found the drain plug also at the front but underneath, the filter is above it.... oil capacity should be molded into the crankcase next to the oil filler cap

use stadium yamaha website for exploded views on all parts of your bike

Mar 17, 2009 | 1982 Yamaha XJ 650

Not finding what you are looking for?
1982 Yamaha XJ 650 Logo

323 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Experts


Level 2 Expert

314 Answers


Level 2 Expert

281 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1214 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides