starter and little box

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by golfindodge, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. golfindodge

    golfindodge New Member

    i gota 72 sportster that i got. and im new to he motor cycle thing so im learning.
    when i got the bike the starter didnt work, but i found it was the seloniod. i got a new one and it works now. but now when i try to start it it it seems like some is holding it back. and i took the voltage meter to it and its only getting like 2 volts to the starter. and about six volts to the start relay. but i got 12 volts on the other side of the starter switch.

    and then i got the little electrical box right behind the battary. and the are three wires. i was wondering on what this does or what its for