View Full Version : 1984 honda ATC 200m - not charging battery

12-01-2011, 04:28 PM
I have a 1984 honda atc 200m 3 wheeler with electric start. the motor does not cherge the battery at all, when I hook up my multimeter to the plug on the wire from the stator i get around 14 volts. anyone know were else I can look for a problem? and it lately started to not have spark when I charged the battery to use electric start, but at the same time when I pulled it it had spark and ran. so I ordered a cdi for it from rm stator, and wile i was waiting for it it got spark back on electric start up and ran. so when the new cdi came in i pluged it in anyways and it didnt have spark when electric starting it, but the old cdi works good. is there a chance there is something that relates to both the no spark on electric start and no charge given to the battery?


12-01-2011, 04:47 PM
put your volt meter on the battery (while hooked up, but not running). Note your reading, Now start the 200M and take a reading at about 1/4 to 1/2 throttle. This will tell you if it is charging or not.