The engine turns over but there is no spark at the plugs. It does not fire. Is there a way to check the coils and pickup then?
Welcome to the Vulcan madness Oz.
You can check the ignition coil resistance with the ohm meter function on a multimeter. (The ohm symbol looks kind of like an inverted horse shoe.)
Disconnect 12 V wires from coil, and leads from the spark plugs.
Warm the coil to at least 20*C/68*F with a hair blow dryer or some such before taking the readings.
The primary circuit is 12v and has two male spade connectors on one end of the coil.
The resistance between those two connectors should be between 1.8-2.2 ohms.
The resistance of the high voltage secondary circuit between the two spark plug leads connected to the coil should be between 19K - 29K ohms.
If you get infinite resistance (no continuity), the circuit is broken, (open--the opposite of a short).
To discover whether the open is in the coil, or if one of the plug wires is broken, take the plug wires off the coil and test each component separately.
The plug wires should test at about 5-7K ohms per foot of length.
The coil should still test at 10-15K ohms.
Report back with the readings you get and we will work from there.