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hey guys im knew to this forum i have a 87 tw200 that was running fine then it died and now it wont start back up i changed the ignition coil still nothing, iv cleaned the carb multiple of times im lost and im starting to get irritated with the whole thing so any help wold be much appreciated iv also cleand all the wire connections and grounds.
 

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can u see a spark at the plug?
 

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sounds like your cdi is possibly bad that is a common source of spark failure. if it turns over and the lights work than you know it is charging and that rules out stator rectifier. the cdi is where i would look. hope this helps.
 

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There are troubleshooting procedures in the free downloadable shop manual accessible via the sticky in this forum. Follow the instructions therein.
 

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cleaned carb multiple times for no spark? If you have no spark and tryed a coil with no luck then might be best to take Tw to shop for correct diagnosis and repair. Would probably cost less then throwing parts at it.
 

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It's been discussed at length how much the 87 cdi's suck. That's why Yamaha redesigned them for 88



https://www.google.c...iw=1280&bih=915



Most with crappy 1987's thought the bikes ran better shortly before the cdi's died.





Ever notice there are more 1987 TW200's on craigslist then any other year??



http://www.adhuntr.c...ctive&sa=Search


At the rate they seem to be failing on this forum, I am at a loss understanding how any lasted this long. Maybe this is what the Mayan calendar predicted; the 'die-off' of the 1987 TW-200. I guess for the owner, it would seem like the 'end of the world'.
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Here is a trick you can try. Behind the head light, under the ignition switch, there is a red (pink?) plug. Unplug it and let it hang. Then with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the kill switch in ON position, the ignition in the OFF, the kickstand UP use the kick starter and try to start it. If it starts then either your ignition switch, the wires under it, or the plug is bad / corroded / not making a good connection.



I have two '87 TW's. Here are pictures of the red plugs







If it doesn't start you will be where you are now. Good luck.

 

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Great trick to know if you get stranded with a lost key. I'm assuming this only allows ignition function and no lights operate. Correct?
 

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Great trick to know if you get stranded with a lost key. I'm assuming this only allows ignition function and no lights operate. Correct?


Shhhh! Last time I suggested that I was severely chastised.

I only know it works for the '87. Seems to me the headlight still worked, not sure about anything else.



Another forum member told of his Yamaha, not a TW, that would run without the key if you removed the right rear turn signal bulb. Figure that one out.



 

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Shhhh! Last time I suggested that I was severely chastised.

I only know it works for the '87. Seems to me the headlight still worked, not sure about anything else.



Another forum member told of his Yamaha, not a TW, that would run without the key if you removed the right rear turn signal bulb. Figure that one out.
I want some of what your friend's been smoking.
 
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