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Motorcycle Glossary of Terms


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LCD - Liquid Crystal Display.

Leaf spring - Metal blades clamped and bolted together, used in suspension many years ago.

LED - Light Emiotting Diode.

Locknut - A nut used to lock an adjustment nut, or other threaded component, in place.

Lockstops - The lugs on the lower triple clamp (yoke) which abut those on the frame, preventing handlebar-to-fuel tank contact.

Lockwasher - A form of washer designed to prevent an attaching nut from working loose.

Loom - See wiring harness.

Low-side - A type of accident as a result of losing wheel traction, allowing the bike to fall sideways.

LT (Low Tension) - Description of the electrical circuit from the power supply to the primary winding of the ignition coil.