Greetings. First post.
I have a Columbia Commuter, mfg Dec. 1976, which I've had since the early 90s. It says 505/1 near where the wires exit the stator area. It has about 330 miles. My nieces or I would ride it occasionally until the late 90s. By then, the inside of the tank had gotten rusty and would clog up the carb regularly. Otherwise, it always ran fine. So, one day we just left it in the corner of the shop. It set there for the next 20 or so years until 3 weeks ago when one of my daughters asked me to fix it for her.
I got it out looked it over and ordered a few parts.
Today, I cleaned the carb and its jet (Bing 85/12/101 carb - more about this later but it's a less pressing question - leaking - assume float level). All carb passages are open.
I put a little ebay 1 liter plastic mini bike tank and a new air filter on it to see if it would run. It did not. I replaced the plug with a new champion L82C, which is the same make and model plug which was in it already. I set the points to .016. It still did not run. I replaced the plug wire but no change. I can take the plug out and ground it so that my hand touches the electrode and ground my hand to the engine. I can take the shock slowly turning it over but if I turn it over faster, it hurts. I cannot see the plug arc by grounding it to the motor - I'll try to see it again after dark.
The flywheel says 6V 22-5/10W. What appears to be the condensor behind the flywheel has wires soldered to the end of it. The stator has a total of 5 wires exiting it, 3 from one grommet and 2 from another.
I cannot get it to run at all, even on ether.
I would appreciate any suggestions.