Re: Headlights will not work and Starter switch sticks
To reduce current draw on the battery when you engage the starter motor the lights should switch off.
So I'd say there is definately something wrong inside the switch.
If the starter motor isn't disengaging I wouldn't run the bike with the starter motor running.
Yes, you need to remove the tank and airbox to remove the throttle cables.
Open the switch up first though and inspect it as it may be something simple.
I've heard of the detent bearing dropping out and fouling things up.
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