Motorcycle Glossary of Terms
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Watt - A unit for expressing
electrical power. Watts = volts x current.
Weekend Warrior - Saturday/Sunday
Wheelbase - Distance from
the centre of the front wheel to the centre
of the rear wheel.
Wheelie - Occurs when too
much throttle is applied or you 'slip' the
clutch causing the fornt wheel to rise in
Wide Line - common term
for an early MacCadless frame.
Wiring harness - Describes
the electrical wires running the length of
the motorcycle and enclosed in tape or plastic
sheathing. Wiring coming off the main harness
is usually referred to as a sub harness.
Write -off - describes a
vechicle that has been involved in an accident
that is beyond economical repair and is no
longer roadworthy. We recommend that you do
not buy a bike that has been written off as
it may be unstable and handle poorly.
WSB - World Superbike Championship.