What's up MOPEDarmy society? My name is Brian, and I am glad to finally be a member.
I bought a 1977 cimatti city bike 7 months ago. It has ran great up until today. I wanted to fix up the tail light and headlight, so i was fartin' around with it and i took out the stop light on the rear, and then reinserted it and started the bike up. The light burnt out within 15 seconds of running. So i just figured it was a halogen bulb since i bare-handed it and i ordered a new one. The headlight hasn't worked since the previous owner, so i took off and severed the wires to connect them to a new headlight, however, when i tried starting it again, i couldn't get any spark. I checked the continuity between the wires of the ignition system up to the kill switch and with the wires of both coils and they were fine. I have not checked the points yet, but i didn't even touch those, so i figured they would be fine, since they look immaculate. I was wondering if it could be a problem with the tail light not completing the circuit, or that the tail light burning out could have been wires shorting out around the magneto or something. I tried touching the spark plug to the side of the engine, but i can see no spark. The moped was working fine the day before, and this morning. However, i also tightened the idle switch a little, which could have flooded the engine, but would flooding prevent the spark plug from sparking? I was wondering what you guys are thinking the problem could be? Any help would be great, thank you.