Originally Posted by sikkendistrbed1
I have an 83 honda 200m it took awhile to get it running rite. Ive been riding it for about a month now and all of a sudden the lights went out. I replaced them a couple times and as soon as i turn them on they light up for like 2 seconds and blow out. What could cause this? any suggestions on how to fix it?
Ok So I got a Clymer Manual...
Well the ATC200ES is the only ATC that had an actual Voltage Regulator.
Your 83 ATC 200m and my 83 ATC 185s have alternators with Stator Assembly's.
In the line of the Stator assembly there is a module that regulates voltage.
It seams like the best bet is to either replace the Stator Assembly, or instal an after market 12 voltage regulator and place it between the line coming out of the stator assembly and the lighting system.
You will need a fly wheel puller to get access to the Stator.
Quote from the Clymer manual:
"Alternator (ATC 185, ATC 185s, ATC 200, & ATC 200s) The alternator generates electricity for the ignition system and lighting system. Two coils are attached to the stator plate. One coil generates primary system current for the ignition coil. The other coil generates alternating current for the lighting system."
Hope this helps.