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The motor sparks but its weak.

Hello i got a 1997 yz 80 2 stoke the motor has a new cdi and a band new piston but the motor will not spark if u kick it over slow u gotta kick it over fast to make it wanna spark alil bit is it my stator plate thats **** and if so were can i get one cheap

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Sounds like the source coil in the generator is failing , replace the item. it should not be too expensive from yamaha,or it could be the kill switch,you can disconnect this and see if your spark is improved

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