Sounds like a plan.As far testing the battery under starter load, I can't with the generator itself. Before the generator even tries to do anything, that fuse blows. This weekend I'll hopefully..
1. Disconnect battery and load test(battery is close to 6 years old come to think of it)
2. Put in new spark plugs
3. Double check all wiring more thorough
Thank you all for the ideas and what to check. I'll report back with any good/bad results.
This is hands down one of the most helpful forums I've been part of
If you haven't already, pull it over manually, if it also has a pull-cord. Long shot, but that will verify that the engine is turning over normally w/o the starter being involved.
We've all fought with equipment problems over the years, so it's always good to bounce ideas around here .
Best of luck, and post-up how it goes later this week.
(Last thought..... esp. if the plugs have been in there crazy long, have a really close look at the centre electrode, to make sure it's still there).