ok fellas, heres what i got.
12.9 volts unstarted
11.4 while starter is cranking
13.6 volts at the battery at 2500 rpm
13.6 volts at the battery at 5000 rpm
so im gonna start taking off elec connections one at a time and cleaning them.
pretty sure its not the R/R or Stator then though, correct?
so, in my quest to clean and grease all the electrical connections i found that when the cable from the starter solenoid to the starter is removed from the starter... the bolt that goes up into the starter spins freely. and when i mean spins, i mean you can push it in, pull it out (about 1/4'') and spin it in countless circles. its LOOSE. i can only assume based on my past experience with other vehicles that this is bad. certainly seems like it could be the cause of my starting problem, how about the lights?
well, now the starter is turning over but REALLY slow, as if the batt was dying. voltage goes from 12.9 to 9.5 when i crank it so it looks like the load on the batt has increased substantially. for once i think i'd just like a bike that ran when i hit the go button.