2000 tw200 charging problem

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by beandip41, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. beandip41

    beandip41 n00b

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    Hey folks, need some help with a 2000 TW200, that's not charging bat.
    Rectifier checks out good, swapped it with one from friends that I
    know to be working... have cleaned EVERY connection twice. It's
    internment though chronic event, i.e. for a short time it will charge
    at 14.5, drop to to 11.7, go up to 13.7 etc. GURRR. Seems it's a bad
    connection. My manual is not color coded to my year. Question ... I
    have 3 white wires coming from the Generator [ red wire to battery + .
    Diagram shows that the 3 whites are, 1 as a ground and 2 from the
    output of the GEN. I show no continuity from any of the 3 to ground?
    Nor does my pals bike??? Wazzup with that. Can someone tell me which
    of the 3 white connector pins going to the GEN. [through the case] is
    the ground wire? AND.. why can't I find the grounded wire with any
    meter I use on my bike or friends with continuity?
    I haven't had it running and checked for a ground wire, I Will do
    that but it seems to be grasping at straws, which is where I'm now at
    now. Any suggestions will be most appreciated ... I love my T-dub, this is the first time it's given me a problem Our rainy season is
    drawing to a close here in N.Fla. The mud holes in the swamps will
    soon be dry. HELP !! I'm wilting on the vine. ;))


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  2. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Have you checked the stator winding(s) for crack(s) due to age or contamination?.Go to the TW200 forum.com site.....the folks there will be able to assist you better!.
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