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Wir I recently fixed my starter motor as it was holding on by one bolt the other bolt was still holding the broken part of the aluminium casing to the bike.This needed to be welded back on so that now it is fixed to the bike by two bolts as it should of been.Upon replacing wiring I may have put the voltage regulator earth wire to the main circuit breaker copper stud located under the oil tank.When ignition turned on the neutral light ,oil light ,full beam began to dim and brighten all in a intermittent fashion.and it also caused the wiring to the starter switch to heat up.It also making a click noise somewhere near the ignition each time it dims.Please help me PLEASE

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    trying to replace the starter solenoid in 1990 fxr



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Please do check for improper grounding of the wires...

there seems to be an extra ground for the wire to the starter switch...Please do check the full wiring, with a proper diagram

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