The bike was dropped by it's previous owner, I bought it as scrap. I want to bring it back to life but, no spark. I am new here.I met a youngish lady while working in Oman. She's from the Phillipines. I want to ride the bike to the wedding......from Newcastle to a place called Tagudin in Luzon, Phillipines. So, any help will steer me on my way. My thinking is that there is a problem with the stator, or crankshaft sensor. A jolt...what would that affect? Thanks for your consideration and time. Even if you have nothing. In your mechanical arsenal.
What they say and what actually was, can be worlds apart.
We can only assume that your bike is 1987-2007, you did not say.
If I'm not mistaken the 3 safety switches not only terminate the spark, but also the starter motor.
So does the starter motor crank the engine over?
Let us kill 2 birds with one stone. Screw a compression gauge into the spark plug hole.
Next, unscrew the spark plug cap from the wire and hold the tip of the wire near the valve cover bolt. Hold the throttle Wide Open and crank it.
Watch for spark about 6-12mm of gap worth, don't worry about the compression gauge, it should Hold its high reading.
What is the compression gauge high reading? Need at least 70psi, 100-125psi would be Great.
There is No Sense in chasing spark without enough Compression!
Did you still not see sparks? If you did not see sparks, Hold the spark plug wire in your hand and crank it again.
Did you not feel any sparks?