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biker1sob
01-19-2006, 01:28 AM
I have an 82 supergluide 4 speed electric and kick. the starter drags really bad. I have replaced the starter,solenoid.starterhousing.bearings in the primary,battery cables and battery. I am out of ideas. Thanks for any help.

Wide
01-19-2006, 01:43 AM
Have you replaced the bendix also?


What do you mean by dragging?

Stays engaged?

biker1sob
01-19-2006, 01:52 AM
The starter turns the engine over real slow. Sometimes it will just engage and make noise. I have replaced the bendix.

fathead
01-19-2006, 01:53 AM
biker1sob.....Welcome to the forum... Does the eng. kick over without binding? If so, I would check for loose connections at start switch, or new wiring you previously installed, clean ground area on frame, possibly your battery needs to be charged, even though it is new, or your starter may be binding. hopefully this can help........... :) Good Luck and let us know..
Mace...

biker1sob
01-19-2006, 01:58 AM
ya it kicks fine. Is there something in the kicker assy. that might be binding up ?

Wide
01-19-2006, 01:58 AM
The starter turns the engine over real slow. Sometimes it will just engage and make noise. I have replaced the bendix.


That sucks, my Panhead does the same deal.


You can double check connections, when you try to crank it does the negitiver\ cable get hot? If it does I have ran double neg cables to help.

or

Your starter is not up to snuff kilowatt wise, what are you using?

junior
01-19-2006, 02:08 AM
some bikes are set up with the ground cable going to the frame first, then the starter. if that's what you have reverse it. starter first...

j

biker1sob
01-19-2006, 02:11 AM
the posts on the solenoid get hot real quick. I tried jumping it straight to the starter with a car battery and it doesn't change the speed at all.

junior
01-19-2006, 02:16 AM
that sounds like high amperage draw.

- poor B+ connections/grounds
- bad windings on starter
- poor alignment of starter drive/clutch shell causing drag
fwiw-

j

biker1sob
01-19-2006, 02:18 AM
Its a prestolite starter. I tried a ground cable on the side of the starter.

fathead
01-19-2006, 02:20 AM
ya it kicks fine. Is there something in the kicker assy. that might be binding up ?No, but you know your engine isn't seizing, and kicker is ok.. just narrowing problem to electric starting system. :) Mace...

biker1sob
01-19-2006, 02:27 AM
When the motor is running there is a whinning noise that is coming from the kicker. If i hold on to the kicker it goes away. I think the starter drive clutch is where i will look next. A real big thanks for the help.

fathead
01-19-2006, 02:29 AM
Pull starter and try to operate with no load, to see if it's binding, and look for marks on starter and inner housing from rubbing/binding..
Mace...

rwpatton
01-19-2006, 02:47 AM
Welcome Biker1sob. Does the bendix disengage when the starter button is released?

RW

biker1sob
01-19-2006, 03:27 AM
yes the bendix disengages.

rwpatton
01-19-2006, 08:25 PM
well it sounds like you have pretty much ruled out battery and cable problems. I would check starter field coils and armature for faults.

fwiw

RW

fathead
01-20-2006, 04:07 AM
Jump across starter solenoid to bypass the start switch and see if starter cranks... I Had the same problem with someones starter today..bad start switch...starter would just growl......................until it was jumped..
Mace...