Honestly I'm new to the estrella world and I'm from Srilanka, I got my self an old bike and started to restore and modify it. I recently noticed My estralla headlights does NOT turn on when I turn on my ignition key but it lights up soon as I press the self start and after that it stays on even if I cut off the engine and leave the key in on. Have you guys had any similar issues.
@ella Thanks for the response, It's a stock version, as far as I can see there are no modifications, also if it's connected to the altenator shouldn't it turn off when I cut off the engine, coz after the first start the head light stays on when the key is in on position.
Hi Mallcolm, I aquireed a 1997 Estrella about five months ago and have noticed the same operation of the headlamp. I would suppose that the system is set up so that when you turn the ignition on there are no other electrical load on the battery when the starter is operated. I would suggest that the Japanese may have requirement that the headlamp is permanently 'ON' when the bike is being ridden rather like Sweden does in Europe. Regards Norbritt.