I have a 1941 Chief. A few months ago, I rode the bike in the rain and the thing died just as soon as I got it home on one cylinder. I let it cool off and dried everything up, but I had no spark in either cylinder. So, it was about time for a tune up, so I ordered a new cap, rotor, plugs, condensor and points from Kiwi and finally got around to installing it this past weekend.
When I firt put the parts in, I had an OK, but not great spark in both plugs. But, it wouldn't start, in fact it didn't even pop when I tried, which is unusual, because I can normally start it in 1 or 2 kicks.
So, I took the plugs back out and I have no spark again. The battery is fine as the lights and horn work, but I think I might have a short someplace, or maybe Kiwi sold me some bad stuff, which I doubt.
I suppose it could be the coil or the condensor, but I don't know how to test those components.
Any tips or technical article referalls would be most appreciated. I am trying to get the bike in decent enough shape for bike week this year.
ON a related note, I was thinking about maybe converting to a magneto ignition system, or at least a system that is more waterproof and has less components. Does anybody know where I can get a magneto for this thing, or should I just put it back to a point ignition system.