I went for a ride today and I drove about 30 min. around town then on to a frontage road for about 10 min at about 35-40 mph. All of a sudden the engine stopped running (I thought out of gas) but it was slowing a little fast so I put in the clutch incase it was siezing and came to a stop. I let it cool and tried to kick it over but nothing. It sounded normal while kicking it.
I got a tow home and started looking at things. Plenty of gas, oil. I pulled off the spark plug cable and it fell out of the boot. I looked at the wire and it was hollow so I snipped off about 1/3" and still hollow. I screwed on the end and checked if I could see a spark on the tip of the new plug and I saw it sparking. Old plug looked okay maybe a little on the grey side.
I then took off the carb no excess gas on filter but it looked like it was getting fuel. I cleaned the jets, checked the float and all seemed good. Still won't start.
I don't think that the plug wire is supposed to be hollow so I'm thinking it may need to be trimmed more? How strong or bright should the spark be?