Motorcycle Glossary of Terms
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Gap - The distance the spark
must travel in jumping from the centre electrode
in a spark plug. Also refers to the distance
between the ignition rotor and the pickup
coil in an electronic ignition system.
Gasket - Any think, soft
material - usually cork, cardboard, asbestos
or soft metal - installed between two metal
surfaces to ensure a good seal. For instance,
the cylinder head gasket seals the joint between
the block and the cylinder head.
Gauge - An instrument panel
display used to monitor engine conditions.
A guage with a movable pointer on a dial or
a fixed scale is an analogue gague. A guage
with a numerical readout is called a digital
Gearbox - Cased trains of
pinion wheels which can be moved to provide
Gear ratios - Differental
rates of speed between sets of pinions to
provide higher or lower rotation of the rear
wheel in relation to the engine.
Gixer - Slang for Suzuki's
GP - Grand Prix, an international
race to a fixed forumla.