Question about 1973 Honda CB 200
I have a weird problem with my 1973 CB200. All the electrics run fine when the kill switch is set to 'OFF', yet when I turn the kill switch to 'RUN' all the electrics stop (headlight, indicators, neutral light etc). If I turn the kill switch back to 'OFF', everything works fine again (this shows that it is not blowing the main fuse and the battery is okay I guess?).
For some background, everything was working fine up until last week when my brakelight started playing up so I started checking all the connections to make sure something wasn't loose. Then my main fuse started blowing. I found a loose connection and this stopped the fuse blowing. Now I just have the issue of the electrics shutting down when the kill switch is set to 'RUN'.
You can find the wiring diagram here (think the CB200T is the same) http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/WiringDiagrams/MCwiring.php#class
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sort of sounds like a Twilight Zone kind of problem doesn't it. I would have the battery checked for an internal dead short. This is something that happens on odd occasions and can happen even to a new battery. Yea, the little lights will work ( they do not draw much juice ), but the starter motor draws a lot of juice and a shorted battery just ain't got it. Also check the wiring harness connections. One loose connection can cause bunches of trouble.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
sounds like a wire has been added the wrong way or wires have damage, switch could be the culprit. Does the kill switch work? I would be checking all wires and the conectors for heat damage (melting).And fuses for all circuts. if low beam is used does key work to stop engine?
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
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