Kill switch: Was on all the time. I even rocked it back and forth to make sure. When I got the bursts, they sounded healthy, though short-lived.
Fuel filter: I smelled gas, especially when I took out the plugs to clean them.
Plugs: I'm not good at reading plugs. (Wish I had a chart to which I could compare them.) IIRC, they looked a little wet. Dunno how wet they have to be to cause trouble. After the second cleaning, the engine did start - and sound healthy - but it lasted only a second. Cracking the throttle seemed to help, FWIW. I tried to buy plugs tonight, but they didn't have them. I take it that NGK D8ES-L is what I want?
Voltage: I don't have a voltmeter. The battery is brand new. If I had a voltmeter, what should I be seeing when I crank?
Points: I bought a point file and plug gapper. Will file the points and replace the plugs as soon as I get plugs.
Coils: How would I determine if they're good or bad?
Gas;: I'm smelling gas no matter what I do. I have transparent fuel lines and they look like they have fuel in them.
It's been along time since I've done my own mainteance. I live in a condo and the bike is parked behind my car in the underground parking.
I'm in Canada. We have our Thanksgiving on the second Monday of Oct.