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Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by drecian, Sep 25, 2006.
i saw this on another forum and thought it was too good to keep to myself.
sorry if it's a repost.
electricity isnt caused by cold fusion, thats nuts. and forget all that nonsense about magnetic fields and the flow of electrons along a conductor, for it is just that; nonsense, a myth put about by auto electricians to support their lavish lifestyle at your expense. the reality is ... smoke! when you think about it, it all becomes startlingly obvious – smoke makes all electrical things function. if smoke escapes, the component stops working. For example, the last time you had to grovel under the car to replace the startermotor, didn’t it start smoking before it ceased working? of course!
the wiring loom on your bike carries smoke from one device to another, pumped around the system by the dynamo, and when a wire springs a leak it lets all the smoke out and everything stops. Starter motors require lots of smoke to work properly, so they have very thick wires going to them
the battery stores up lots of smoke dissolved in battery acid, which is why they were once called accumulators, until it became apparent that we unwashed home mechanics would twig to the secret. naturally, if you try to dissolve too much smoke in your battery it will escape through those little holes in the top, which is why those batteries with sealed tops explode when they get too much smoke in them.
With regard to joseph lucas (showing my age?) and his wrongfully sullied reputation, why is he so maligned? Why are lucas components more likely to leak smoke than, say, bosch or marelli? Because lucas is british, and british things always leak. British motorcycles leak oil, british sports cars leak rain, british hydrolastic units leak fluid, and british governments leak military secrets. So naturally british electrical components leak smoke.