How To Wire Your Rat Bike or Motorcycle Project
How To & DIY

How To Wire Your Rat Bike or Motorcycle

Generally, building a rat bike or custom motorcycle project involves stripping the bike down to only the necessary functions. You can see that the original wiring looks extensive and complex. You don’t need to get scared because building a rat bike means that you can eliminate a lot of it… […]
understanding spark plugs
Automotive Basics

Understanding Spark Plugs

A spark plug is a device that delivers electric current from the ignition system in the combustion chamber to ignite the compressed air/fuel mixture with a spark. Spark plugs a metal threaded shell, electrically isolated from a central electrode by a porcelain insulator. […]
Automotive Basics

Understanding Distributors

Distributors are an important part of the ignition system in an internal combustion engine. They are a device that routes the high voltage into the correct firing order to the spark plugs. Both magnetos and battery ignitions have distributors. […]
How to Test an Ignition Coil
How To & DIY

How to Test an Ignition Coil

This testing procedure is valid for just about any automotive ignition coil coil. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance between the side terminals of the coil. Do this with all of the wires to the coil disconnected. You should see 0.75 to 0.81 ohms of resistance… […]
How To Start a Hot Engine
Automotive Basics

Understanding Hot Engine Starts

It is usually a cold engine, which is exposed to extreme weather that is difficult to start. However, a hot engine can have problems too. They can be tough to start and many people don’t know how to deal with this situation when it occurs. Here are some common reason why this may be. […]