I have a 197- Jawa 210 I recently picked up. I was told the engine is good by the guy I bought it from, and the lights and horn work if I pedal like crazy. I cleaned the carb and exhaust, and tossed a new spark plug and coil in, but I don't get any spark at all. Should I worry about the alternator at all, seeing as the lights pop on when I pedal, or could it just be faulty wiring that's doing me in?
The spark plug was gassy when I pulled it back out; just a thin coating, but you could smell it. I assume this is normal when gas is tossed into a non-sparking engine (flooding?), but I figured I'd include the info just to be sure.
Finally, there's a thermistor on this Jawa; it's apparently a bit of a rarity in the field, and a part that's prone to malfunction. Is there a method by which I should test it and anything close to an easy way to replace it if it's broken? What the heck does it do?
Thanks for any and all help!