76 sportster starter drag

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by hhhrus, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. hhhrus

    hhhrus New Member

    Got 1976 sportster new harley battery fully charged with new starter the thing still turns over like battery is low just drags. changed battery to one from my wide glide same thing. Starter looks good when took apart to check. Changed starter relay to one like on 1980 model. any ideas? Thanks
  2. Hoople

    Hoople Account Removed

    You need to determine how many amps are actually flowing in the circuit. An Induction Fluke would be best but if not get one of those cheap "meter" style induction amp meters in an auto store. Check the cranking amps.
    From there you will know what to do next.
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Good advice from Hoople and here's a bit more for you to read.

    It sounds like it could be a cable problem in the starting system.

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  4. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

    I agree 100% with the cable to the solenoid post. I have also seen the post of the solenoid come loose or break it is hard to describe but it is easy to check because the post will wiggle when you touch it. The solenids used to be pretty cheap if you just wanted to replace it. They get hot when they get to the end of the life cycle, kind of bog down.