2000 tw200 charging problem

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

  1. beandip41

    beandip41 n00b

    Dec 4, 2006
    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

    Feb 10, 2007
    SW Ohio
    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!.