That is not a trick, it is the same
If you do not believe that, use a magnifying glass and check
the small picture.
|This little picture game should demonstrate that one
can go easily wrong in saying "weak spark" if one is only
out to see it and does not give the motorcycle a decent chance to
start, completed with carburettor and petrol (many customer
kickstarts his bike to see the spark, but has no petrol yet, sometimes
not even a carb fitted).
|Sparks from High Power systems do look totally different
to sparks from old points based systems. They are very focussed (hence
appear "thin") and light blue (hence little visible).
|Further, the better the spark plug, the less visible the
spark, as a good plug focusses even more. Take an old spark plug, cut
off the side electrode and test. You will see a hailstorm of sparks.
Good to see, but not so good to ignite.
|Sparks from conventional systems are bulky and yellow.
They shine well into your eyes, but in effect have only little power.
Any welding flame is hot in the blue and cold in the yellow zone. Your
spark is no different.
|So, be not fooled by a seemingly
weak spark. You have here nearly 40.000 volts which will securely
ignite your carburant.
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