Saturday, 6 March 2021
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Monday, 1 March 2021
Technicians Guide To Yamaha Motorcycle Electrical Systems
Basic electrical and circuit information ( excellent watch ) well worth watching even if you are above the basics level.
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Its a very easy but useful test to make sure your spark plug is ok , you may need to clean the electrode to ensure you get a good reading but all you then have to do is set meter to read ohms and measure from the spark plug cap end to the electrode tip , and then from end to body to make sure no leakage to earth.
Monday, 28 December 2020
On most modern motorbikes carbs are a thing of the past, and in replacement we have the fuel injection systems. The cdi will control both the fuel injection and ignition timing on these systems and uses sensors to time the exact time and duration of the spark and injection pulse.
You have sensors fitted on the bike that measure certain parameters these are and could differ depending on the manufacturer model and system used.
CTS coolant temperature sensor .
ACT engine air temperature sensor.
BARO read the barometric pressure at or above sea level to aid calculation of injection pulse.
TPS throttle position sensor obviously tell the cdi where your throttle is positioned .
MAP manifold pressure reading to held aid in calculation of the fuel to air mixture needed.
ECM engine management computer where all fuel and timing is controlled
CPS crack shaft position sensor or pick up coil
Injectors - inject fuel into the engine via a timed pulse from ECM
IAC - idle air control valve the controls the tick over of the bike
Ignition Coil - increases the 12v signal from the ECM to 10000 plus volts needed to produce spark
Fuel pump relay - this energises the pump to pressurise the fuel system
Saturday, 26 December 2020
I usually measure the voltage with my multimeter set to min - max and the turn the key over and test battery under one of the bikes main electrical load conditions when the starter motor is operating.
If the multimeter hits 10v or below on its minimum and 14.00v on its highest it proves the battery is good as the battery is to dropping below 10v under load and its reaching 14v on highest reading so it charging well too.
If you battery drops below 10v is probably time to replace it and it is not reaching 14v its only reaching 12.0v- 12.9v it shows the charging system is not functioning correctly.
see video below of me doing this on a car.