so, could this have been the cause of all my headaches?
ive had a lot of problems with the elec system on this bike (started a couple threads on various different probs)
anyhow, 93 vulcan 750,
first wont start - replaced starter solenoid.
starts and lights dim as i rev the engine - replaced R/R
still dims and now starts intermittently - cleaned all elec contacts
starter wont turn motor over fast anymore (its REALLY, REALLY slow) like the batt is dead (but it is fine, had it checked) - I took starter off, opened it up, and one of the copper wires soldered to the plate inside that the contact bolt touches has come loose (well, more accuratly the plate broke in half) - i'll post a picture later on
the last one explains to me the intermittent starting and the slow starting. could it also explain the lights dimming?
one more thing... i replaced the orig batter with a bigger sealed battery and cut the batt box to fit - is there anything grounded through that? (because its held on by one bolt currently)