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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.

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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).

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