Meanwhile, there is a whole generation of technicians who look glassy when they see contact points. A while ago, a Road Warden became almost emotional when he was allowed to help someone who had bad luck. That was pure nostalgia for him.
The classic owner had also forgotten a golden rule from the early days of his motorcycle: 'Never go out without a set of extra contact points and a capacitor'. But the problem was solved. The Road Guard took a selfie with the Triumph on the background.
The ignition system of a mixture engine is the system of battery, ignition coil, distributor, breaker and spark plugs, which ensures the combustion of the compressed gas mixture at the right time.
In the beginning
The fuel / air mixture engine was actually only possible because inventions and discoveries in the electrical field were also made in the same period, which would later become the battery ignition coil ignition system. In the dawn of the idea, of course, it was impossible to manually create a spark every time the piston was doing the compression stroke. But it has been tried. Fortunately, however, it turned out to be possible to convert the low voltage of a battery into a high voltage and thus allow a spark to jump between the electrodes of a spark plug and thus take care of the ignition.
In 1860, the Belgian Etienne Lenoir invented the spark plug with electric ignition, which is still very similar to what we today understand by the conventional battery ignition coil ignition. He integrated Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff's spark inductor, often referred to as Ruhmkorff inductor.
A good idea from Bosch
One of Robert Bosch's engineers invented the contemporary spark plug, combined with an ignition system. That plan was patented in 1902. Before that, glow plugs and even pieces of cloth were used to ignite the air / fuel mixture in a mixture engine. There are also a number of patents that have a similar system, but Bosch completed the system with the ignition coil in 1903.
The classic battery ignition coil
The parts of the classic ignition are: the breaker (the 'contact points'), the ignition coil, the capacitor, the distributor and the spark plug. In the classic country, electronic ignition sets are now more the rule than the exception. Not everyone agrees. Because:
- Electronic ignition is not original;
- Electronic ignition is not necessary for anything.
- The classic system with dots works great.
And there you have something. Especially with the mileage that we usually drive with our classics.
Electronic ignition also has its advantages To know:
- The system provides a much better spark, ignition and thus higher performance and therefore lower fuel consumption. That's somewhat theoretical. Usually a block starts better and can run better, nicer, with a correct ignition characteristic.
- There is less wear due to fewer moving mechanical parts. So the ignition remains 'on time'. You see little or nothing of it during installation. The originality concept therefore remains largely intact.
And those LED lamps?
A long story short: LED lighting is more effective with energy. LED lighting provides a lot of light, but 'consumes' much less power than the old-fashioned light bulbs. This economy can come in handy for classics with their limited electrical installations. You put less strain on the battery and the dynamo, while still keeping visibility fine. Our main concern is to be seen. Because many Brough Superior and Vincent HRD riders will no longer chase their machines at top speed through the night-time Vosges. You are therefore quite smart with LED lamps. And because nowadays there are 6- and 12 V LED lamps that you can easily plug into the regular fittings, you don't have to be ashamed of them in terms of originality. At Aldi, LED lamps cost twice nothing. And they are often pretty bad. In terms of quality, you will only find Chinese dredging at many online stores. While those Chinese really can.
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Just points, no point!
Not a very small nitrous oxide cartridge: the condenser with screw cap With a 100 W halogen wick. Only if the dynamo can handle it
Led lamps. Ugly but practical for a daily driver in the fall and winter.
But you hardly see any of that after mounting. And compared to a 6V incandescent bulb it gives a lot of light
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