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So I'm thinkin ( yea I know its dangerous) that on killing the engine with the kill switch, motor dies, no noise, and the headlight GOES OUT. Well after a dead battery I now know that my headlight doesnt do that. Are your 950's the same? Seems when motor kills, so does the major battery draw, or do I have a connection missing? And yes, turning the key off is now the procedure......thnx
Key on = light on for virtually all motorcycles now a days. Engine running or not.


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Probley when you used the kill the key was still on. I never use the kill switch, always the key


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Funny story; on my 1100 I usually leave the bike in first and drop the kick stand to kill the engine, set her down then turn the key off. One day I got home and was messing with the idle, so I used the kill switch. Out of habit, I went to set her down, thinking the kick stand was down. I almost dropped her and had to Heman her back up. Almost turned into a bad day. :)
VStars are designed so the headlight will not come on until the engine is started to help reduce battery drain while cranking. One running, the light will come on and stay on until you turn off the main switch. Hope this helps.
That is an excellent design feature but my V Star is a 650 2000 year model and the headlight comes on when I turn the key on and before I start the engine.
(11-27-2016, 07:12 PM)chiefsway Wrote: [ -> ]That is an excellent design feature but my V Star is a 650 2000 year model and the headlight comes on when I turn the key on and before I start the engine.
I guess they added that feature after 2000 then. Rolleyes My 2010 VStar 250 had it as well as my 2014 Bolt and my 2015 VStar 950.
(11-27-2016, 07:12 PM)chiefsway Wrote: [ -> ]That is an excellent design feature but my V Star is a 650 2000 year model and the headlight comes on when I turn the key on and before I start the engine.

You may want to move this post to the 650 forum. They should be able to discuss this more informed.