1976 Electra Glide: starter problems
I'm sorry if this is the wrong thread to post under, I'm new.
My questions are about a motorcycle that I am working on, not a bike that I actually own. My soon to be father in law is sick and cannot work on his bike anymore so he asked me to try and get the bike going again. The bike is a 1976 FLH Electra Glide 1200, he thought it was just the starter but I replaced it and given that reinstalled everything correctly the bike still would not start. The starter doesnít even really sound like its engaging, it is making noise, but not like its trying to turn over. I was not the one to take it all apart, he had done it about 2 years ago before he got too sick to be able to continue working on it, so its hard for me to know just how everything goes back together. This is also my first time working on a Harley, Iíve only worked on snowmobiles and little bikes (100cc). I know Iím not giving anyone much to go off of but Iím open to all ideas on what to do next, weíre trying to avoid taking it to a shop because we have no trailer and really want to try and avoid the costs of a bike shop. The bike just has electric start, no kick starter so Iím kind of stuck. He seems to think that it might be something internal but Iím still not sure. I will not be able to work on the bike for a few months as he lives 10 hours away, but any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated. I can at least try to diagnose the problem and have some ideas ready for when I visit again. Thanks!