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If you unplug the small wire that goes to the ignition coil and crank the engine do you notice any difference in spark?
You have the ignition coil gap set at .010 inches to the flywheel magnet? This could cause a poor or weak spark if it is not set correctly.
When checking spark, what are you using to check it or how are you checking it?
No, the white wire going to the igniter should not have voltage on it at any time if is does it will burn out the igniter as well as the ignition coil.
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No, the charging system will have nothing to do with it firing. It is a totally separate circuit and is only there to recharge the battery.
It is most likely not a safety switch because normally the safety switches would not allow it too fire any at all rather than be a weak spark. If you have replaced the igniter and the ignition coil about the only other thing that it could be is a wire backwards in the system that is partially grounded or shorted out causing a weak spark.
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What am I missing here? The coil and magnet are all that make the spark. Remove the kill wire from the coil, and check for spark!