Starter lead grounding out
A little history: I bought my Vulcan knowing it had an issue starting, it would only start when jumped. I ordered the starter rebuild kit and new solenoid, and while I was waiting on them to arrive I did the coil relay mod and it fired right up. A couple of thousand miles and a ton of starts later, it's having issues starting without jumped. It turns out that the starter lead goes to ground in the starter itself. I get no resistance between the frame and the post on the starter, and I get 13.4 volts from the battery hot to the post on the starter. This would explain the drop in voltage and the battery drain when I hit the start button.
Would the contents of the starter rebuild kit remedy this?
1991 VN750, purchased 5/5/15, 9092 miles