Question about 2001 Yamaha TW 200

1 Answer

My 2002 TW200 won't start, I just picked it up from maintenance-carb clean and rode it around a few miles and the lights started to flicker alot and power was also surging. when I went to start it again it wouldn't do a thing and the battery is completely charged? Is this electrical?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 27 Answers

Hi, seems to be eletrical issue. Make sure if the battery works properly- check voltage. Weak battery can have correct voltage level when it is retiring, but when you e.g. push the starter, it quickly looses power.

If the battery is OK, it could also be a short circuit somewhere. You mentioned the carburetor cleaning- check if the heater unit cables on the carburetor are plugged correctly. Also, check fuse.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi guys and gals. I'm a newbie here and any help I

as you sounds like a problem with a sticking safety switch...try cleaning the switch on the clutch lever with wd40 and working it a few times...also do the same with the sidestand switch while you are at it

Feb 27, 2013 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Flickering lights, bike not starting

Check your grounds, check your alternator, check the diodes in the charging system

Dec 02, 2012 | BMW K 100 RT Motorcycles

1 Answer

Hi i have a 2000, Honda vt 125 shadow I took it for a run the other day and at around 3 miles it started missfireing and looseing compression, then suddenly picked up and went like hell until i let the...

Give the bike a service and try running some fuel system cleaning additive through the system. It sounds like blocked idle jets. You may have to give the carb a clean ( the internals)

Jul 21, 2012 | 2002 Honda VT 125 Shadow

1 Answer

2000 FXD super glide..47k miles..riding at highway speed my battery got super hot,tach stopped,speedometer stopped and then engine stopped running.i can not touch battery box without burning my self.s

Check the regulator. It sounds as if it has packed in, when the engine is at idle the alternator output is low, but when revved it will be higher, the regulator controls the top end of the voltage range. Also check the battery connections are tight and free from corrosion.

Mar 23, 2012 | 2002 Harley Davidson FXD Dyna Super Glide

1 Answer

My 85 700 max sat for a long time. i put in a new battery and fresh gas with sea foam. i got it running and rode maybe two miles. now it wont stay running . it will start then die. then nothing. if i leave...

carbs dirty with varnish--may need to overhaul--but 1st clean float area to eliminate any possible clog--get a repair book for carb maintenance and service

Oct 12, 2011 | 1985 Yamaha XJ 700 X Maxim

1 Answer

My 1999 katana will crank but will not start,it sat thru the winter had to charge the battery 2 month ago started rite up rode it about 3 miles parked it rode it again 1 week later started rite up sat for...

carbs are dirty try this spray starter fulid only 2 to 3 sprays do not exsead
more if that works run it if not running right pull carbs off and bowls clean them do not touch any more then that if you dont know what your doing

Sep 14, 2010 | 2006 Suzuki GSX 750 F (Katana)

2 Answers

Carbs sputtering and misfireing on Shadow Spirit VT750 2005

An engine never misfires due to these things. It is always because of maladjustment of the timing at the CB points. Check the timing and set it right.

Apr 06, 2010 | 2005 Honda VT 750 Shadow Aero

2 Answers

I bought a 2002 yamaha blaster rebuilt top end. New wisco piston and only bored cycl. 20 over. started up second kick. rode great about 3 hrs then parkes it. It ran great. I put 93 gas with yamalube in mix...

Try a new spark plug. Go to a motorsports dealer to purchase a new one as alot of discount or big name store can get a lower grade of sparkplug and this can create alot of grief.

Feb 02, 2010 | 2003 Yamaha TT-R 125 LE

1 Answer

Charging Issue with 1997 Shadow Spirit VT1100C

hi no way all the guy wants is money any good guy has the right test gear and would test all the charging /starter compnants before replacing the whole caboose buy youself a small cheap volt meter £5/£8 check the battery voltage start motor needle should go up to around 14 put lights on needle should not drop if this is ok then rr and stator is ok stop motor leave lights on if voltage drops rapidly battery is us hope this helps merlinv12

Aug 20, 2009 | 1997 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

1 Answer

Oil leak

Your oil leak sounds like it might be coming from the crankcase breather. If so, it means that something in the engine is allowing gasses past into the crankcase.....

Nov 10, 2008 | 2008 Yamaha Crux

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Yamaha TW 200 Logo

Related Topics:

273 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Experts


Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides