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‘85 Rebel with no power

I have a 1985 Rebel 250 and I’m getting no power at all when I turn the ignition key. Battery is good, connections are all tight, fuses are all good. She ran for about 20 minutes and I started to lose power and glided to a stop. Looking for any insights. Thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-12-2019, 07:11 PM
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do you have a meter to start checking where the power is (and isn't) ?

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If you turn the key on and have no head light, then you have a dead battery.

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do you have a meter to start checking where the power is (and isn't) ?
. I did not at the time. I took the battery off and had it tested and it was at 12.5V and sat with a load test on it too. I was able to find a few crap connectors in the front junction box on the handle bars and narrowed it down to the ignition switch. I got it started again briefly, but when I shut her down and tried to start her back up I had no power again.
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Welcome BklynJD. Sounds like a faulty ignition switch, I would pull it & test it.

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