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My 73 RD 250 cranks 1st kick and runs great but when key is turned to position 2 it dies just as if I had hit the kill switch.

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Hi Barry:
Sounds like there is a dead short happening in the # 2 position. Trace the wire to determine what is supposed to be happening at #2..... There will probably be a grounded connector. Gotta love those old bikes.

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