Holy shit Ian thanks I did kind of notice that rear brake assembly but I was too busy trying to get it to run to pay much attention. Yes the previous owner put an EBay ignition in it however after some googling I came to the fact you stated regarding the lack of a diode. Thinking I had other problems I inspected the hack job wiring and found it was hard wired in incorrectly likely due to having the wrong plug. 10 minutes with the multimeter and I had spark. I don't think it was stunted, the owner said it was rebuilt 12,000 miles ago....enough blabber I'm just stoked to have my favorite bike back. I ditched the pump and gravity fed it...after I cleaned the tank and carbs of course. Still on the fence about the tailswap, I may just go with 96 front end and 98 rear so I can still ride a chickThe SC28 shouldn’t need an ignition with a diode. Did you add one, or was it just a bad ignition switch?
Also, please tell me the previous owner wasn’t riding it around with the rear brake caliper all jacked up like that 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Former stunt bike?