here is a strange update......
As listed I got the bike/starter apart and everything tested normal as best as I could test. Still go the clicking and not "catching" and cranking like it should.
I was going to next look at battery cables, but didnt get the time as my alternator rotor failed and had to be replaced.
Here is the strange part. In the last 2 days since I have had the bike back on the road with a new rotor/brushes in it I dont get the clicking solenoid anymore. I dont get it myself? How can the two be related?