added slave solenoid in case there was a problem with the high amperage connection in original solenoid. the starter spins and hits the the flywheel with a good clunck. the side panel is easy. It is the panels for the air cooling that cover where I think the engine # is that seem to need some extensive dismantling. That's why I would like to know where to go looking for the engine #. When the starter is unmounted and just lying on the wheel, it should leap as it is energised. It doesn't. That must mean that there is a voltage loss somewhere? I still suspect the braided cable between the solenoid and the motor.