Good morning everybody. So, I've never owned a moped before, never ridden a moped before, never even had a friend with one, so I'm starting from the ABSOLUTE beginning here. Please be gentile :) Anyway, I scored a freebie yesterday that I'd really like to fix up and cruise around on a little. It's a Trac Eagle in relatively good shape. It's rust free and complete, though it has been in storage for quite a while. There are some obvious things I'm going to need to replace, like the drive chain, but before I start on all of that, I'd like to get it running. Last night I started checking out the basics, and to show you exactly how much I don't know, I was finally able to test compression after I realized there is a lever I need to grip to turn the engine with the pedals. Anyway, I have good compression, so I moved on to spark. I put the plug boot on the plug, rested it on the head and cranked and cranked, but never got any spark. I'm picking up a new plug today just to be sure that's not it, but I'd like some other suggestions/procedures/tests to perform to try to troubleshoot. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? It's got the Laura M56 engine, so hopefully there is some experience here at least with the engine, as I know the ped is semi obscure. Really, I guess, it would be easiest if someone could explain a way for me to bypass any potential problems like the kill switch and other wiring stuff just to make sure the magneto and other vital components are working.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any help/advice you can offer.