New to the forum so i hope i posted in the right place! I have a (to me) very weird thing going on and i cant quite figure it out. My buddy sold me his bike (96 cr125) awhile ago because after a fresh rebuild he could not get it going and didnt have the money to keep up with it. So i decided to take it on, from what he told me the bike needed a stator. So i replaced it, here comes the part i cant quite grasp. When the plug is in with 1/2 turn with a plug socket there is no spark, when i take the plug out and ground it BOOM nice blue spark. wth? So i found with the plug loose (hand tightened) i still have spark. Yet i still cant get the thing to even fire (or even sound like it wants to start), put a little gas/oil mix in carb, nothing. Also did the same through spark plug hole, still nothing. It almost seams as if its not getting sufficant air. Also, i dont believe im getting fuel past the carb, besides fuel on the spark plug how do you check that? Does this sound like a jet or the whole carb needs sprayed out? Sorry im decently new to the small engine mechanics so please bare with me, any thoughts or help would be much apperciated.
Also could off timing on the bike affect it enough to make it just not come close to starting?
I did notice when clutch lever is pulled in it doesnt want to disengauge, like i put it in first and roll it with the lever pulled and the wheel drags. Clutch plates stuck?
Holy crap i may be in over my head! haha Thanks in advance for any resposes to my situation.