Originally Posted by kazuki
I found in a few posts about taking the boots off the cables at all ends and cleaning and putting them back MIGHT fix this issue so is there an easy way to do this aside from just visually tracing back to where they all go and in what order should I take them off in?
You're on the right track now. Keep searching. (strong hint -- both willwren and Boosty are heavy proponents of meticulously cleaning battery connectors and checking all grounds
I'm assuming the battery you put in is fully charged. In this case it wouldn't be the alternator all by itself (unless it did something rare like shorting out and draining the battery).
My usual order of suspects:
-all connections to battery, solenoid/starter
-starter (never had to do this on our Bonnevilles, so I don't know if the solenoid and starter are combined or not)