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Starter turns slow

Trying to start bike (1990 solftail) the starter turns real slow , battery has a good charge, inspected cables and they looked good. when i try to start the scooter it sounds like the battery is low. i put a new batt, in a same results.

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Poor connection or ground cables can look good and be bad just like me! also the sarter could be the problem if the relay isnt carrying enough amps when the starter engages

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