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    Installing an Electric Starter on a 1993 TW200E

    Hey Everyone !

    I'm a newbie with this forum, and I have a 93 TW200E.
    The bike has only a kick starter, and I want to know if I can easily and cheaply add an electric starter to it. Can you give me some specific advice?
    I guess I need a parts list with part numbers if available.

    Thanks!

    BL
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    Hi Bruce and welcome to the forum!

    I was under the impression that all TW200's were made with an electric starter included. Does your bike have an electric starter, but it just doesn't work? Or is it completely missing?

    Thanks,

    Brian

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    Thanks, Brian!

    My only has a kickstart. I do not believe it every had an electric start.

    I need a list of components necessary to add the electric starter.

    Can you or anyone help?

    Thanks!

    BL
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    What happens when you push the little start button on the right side of the handlebars?
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    Starter Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    What happens when you push the little start button on the right side of the handlebars?
    I do have a little red toggle switch surrounded by a black casing. But nothing happens when pushed.

    I would like to see a photo of where a starter should be located on this bike.

    The previous old owner of the bike told me it is only a kickstart, and I think I may be missing the necessary components.

    Thanks for the help.

    BL
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    Welcome to the forum Brucelathrop-here all your magical TW wishes will come true. All you need to do is add the elbow grease.

    Would you be able to provide pictures of your bike for us to look at? That will give us an idea of what you have and where to start helping you. A picture of the front of the engine (below the tank) and even your right side handlebar switches will help us diagnose your situation and provide recommendations. FWIW - the starter switch on the right side of the handlebars is not a toggle, it is a spring-loaded, Gray push button underneath the toggle. Ooops! Thanks Brian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucelathrop View Post
    I do have a little red toggle switch surrounded by a black casing. But nothing happens when pushed.

    I would like to see a photo of where a starter should be located on this bike.

    The previous old owner of the bike told me it is only a kickstart, and I think I may be missing the necessary components.

    Thanks for the help.

    BL
    Here is what your electric starter should look like.

    IMG_2312 (2).jpg

    Here is where your electric starter should be located.

    IMG_2311 (2).jpg

    Here is what your electric starter button should look like.

    IMG_2315 (2).jpg

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    The red toggle switch you refer to is the “engine run” or “kill switch” – toggle it forwards towards the headlight to turn the engine off – toggle it down (or back) towards the tank to allow the engine to start

    The electric start is activated by a simple spring loaded button located immediately below this red toggle – on the TW is came in a few different varieties – either in TW-Brians excellent pic three of post 9 – or it may look like the pic posted below -

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    On some TW’s, the electric start will not work if the kill switch is set to “off” ……..


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