Question about 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster

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Unable to get starter to turn.have rplcd batt.cables.rplcd starter relay,solenoid,starter also mostly rewired added a ground cable to solenoid from frame.does also have an added pushbutton switch{on bike when purch.}this be used as main source of starting.{bar swiches only some time work}.when i can pwr to starter it will get bike started. now im wondering if batt. to small in power/amps.any help GREATLY APPRECAITED..rewire done to eliminate possible shorts/broken wires. real beast to get to start{jumpstart/bypass,power direct to start term.} seems to run ok when it possible batt too small in amps??

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This is a possibility. The header says you're working on a 1979 XLH 1000cc Sportster. This is not a 250cc bike and it takes a good battery to start and engine of this size. I've never seen a CCA rating on the battery requirement in a service manual but it does say that the battery should be capable of at least 32 Ahr.

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1972 harley xl 1000 starter just spins doesent engage clutch basket replaced selonoid and bendix and starter still just spins

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