Unfortunately, not yet......My driveway is on a hill so I used that to try and start it yesterday and no joy. Seems like it's not getting spark. Took the ignition coil off the bike and had it bench tested and found the spark plug boot was bad and the coil was good, so I replaced that and still nothing. So I guess I need to check the points and condenser, now. I looked behind the magneto cover and didn't see the points moving at all, but as I'm no expert, I don't know that I'm even looking at the right thing. I know it's no spark because even starting fluid wouldn't get it to turn over. I guess the upshot is that the plug is wet and smells like gas......
This may sound dumb, but what's the best way to get the magneto cover off? Is there a place to set it so that you can get the bolt off without spinning the cover? I'm kinda leery of jamming a crowbar behind the cover to get the bolt off for fear of damaging anything that might be behind there. It's pretty crowded with coils/points/condenser back there. I suppose I also need to check the wiring back there, too, and make sure everything is still connected.
I think there's also a clutch or a pedal mechanism issue, too. It seems like when I switch it to start from the pedals, the clutch doesn't always engage when I roll it forward. The pedals also don't engage and the switch on the case feels a little mushy. This could be the decomp lever out adjustment, too. I adjusted it, but I'm not sure it's right. The manual's advice for just about everything seems to be get a mech. Some guidance on this would be appreciated, too.
I'm figuring that the pedal issue is probably not that important since other than starting, I can't see where pedaling a 140 lb beast is very easy. I can push it as fast as I can probably pedal it to start it.
What is the possibility that the points are frozen after 25 years sitting in one position? If so, is the best thing to just replace them or can they be saved? Should I just go ahead and replace the condenser while I'm at it to? If I replace the points, how do you time it?
I know this is a lot, but any advice is appreciated as I am as rookie when it comes to two wheeled vehicles