xj550j electrical problem?

Valley Springs, CA

#1 Jun 27, 2012
Hi everyone. I have had my 1982 XJ550j for about a month and while riding it today, it completely died on me. No lights, no power, not even the neutral light would come on. I got it home in the back of a truck and after some wire wiggling around the rectifier the lights came on and it would start, but then die again. I cant seem to find any loose wires or blow fuses. This is my first bike and the owners manual has been no real help. I am getting a repair manual, but I was wondering if anyone had this problem with their bike or could offer some advice. Thanks!

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