Another piece of the puzzle to add into the whole “ spark output “ circuit is the “air gap” of the stator coils to the magneto.
I bought a barn find 1979 Puch maxi with a ZA50 engine.
The magneto was removed from the moped when I bought it.
I was chasing a no spark condition.
Followed the normal troubleshooting steps of cleaning and setting points.
As it turns out, there was no air gap of the coils to the magneto.
From what I found, the coils need to be .020 away from magneto to generate output.
So now that there is the air gap to the coils, I have spark and output for the lights.
I suspect the previous owner at some point, had the magneto off and used a flat blade screwdriver to loosen every flat blade screw behind the magneto.
A Girl Scout cookie box lid, the green o es with the mint cookies, is .020 thick.