The case of the missing spark
I bought a project 1992 nighthawk 250, which should have the same engine as some rebels. Man this bike was a basket case, but now I’m at what I believe to be the final issue. I had some irregular spark timing issues and upon inspection I saw that some of the contact on the pickup coil had clearly impacted the flywheel at some point. When cranking it would get .3 v ac out of the pickup coil sometimes, and other times .7 v. I bought a new pickup coil, installed it and cranked it and now I’m getting .1 v ac and no spark at all.
My question is, could this be an issue with the pickup protrusion on the outside of the flywheel being demagnetized? It was clearly scraped across an improperly installed pickup coil at some point. I tried touching a piece of steel to the protrusion and it didn’t stick, but it did stick to the inside of the flywheel...
I honestly don’t know if the flywheel is the issue, but I’ve read every post I could find related to this and just need some help.