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    Junior Member bkfj40's Avatar
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    it seems as if I have a drain on my battery on a new to me '88tw200. Anyone have any hints of where to begin? I would've thought that the key would power off everything, so I don't know where to start. maybe a frayed wire?



    thanks for any help....

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    i would check the wires under the seat and around rear shock. i have had pinched wires in both areas before causing me similar problems.





    hope this helps shawn
    not a TW owner but i play one on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.k. View Post
    it seems as if I have a drain on my battery on a new to me '88tw200. Anyone have any hints of where to begin? I would've thought that the key would power off everything, so I don't know where to start. maybe a frayed wire?



    thanks for any help....




    Check for frayed wires, and all connection points as well. Also, check the battery itself! Remove it from the bike, and check the water level(this is assuming it's an OEM battery). If that's good, charge it, let it sit overnight, and take a multimeter to it. If it's under 12.4-12V, it's done for. I find that batteries on their last legs will drop voltage FAST, sometimes immediately after charging.
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    Are you measuring voltage at the battery terminals, or does it just get hard to start after a little time?



    I'd double check the grounds on the battery and starter and make sure they're clean and tight. Mine tend to get corroded and gunked up extra fast on the TW for some reason.



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