MSV Racing Source Coil vs Lighting Coil Basics

I have been asked numerous times about using a cheaper lighting coil instead of a source coil for a stator’s ignition system. They may look similar, but there is a major difference. That major difference is the wire size and number of wire turns/wraps. A...
Water Pump Aeration vs Cavitation Basics

Water Pump Aeration vs Cavitation Basics

You have most likely heard of aeration and cavitation and have some idea what each is. When people see air bubbles in their coolant lines or radiator, they often think it’s caused by pump cavitation, but in fact the air bubbles are caused by harmless aeration....

VP Fuel’s, The Four Key Properties of Fuel

Too often, racers focus only on octane when evaluating the quality of a fuel. Octane is certainly important, but it’s just one of several key fuel properties that should be considered when evaluating and selecting a fuel. It’s entirely possible to generate more...

One Niche at a Time

One Niche at a Time—Here’s one answer to the “anti-trend” segmentation of the motorcycle market, a 1991 Honda CR500R resto-mod by Jason Meyer. If you look at the photos, you see a spotless, better than new, off road bike built just the way the owner...

‘Better than new’ Honda CR500R

This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customized to “better than new” condition. The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with re-bored cylinders and smoothed cylinder heads – as well as custom clocks, ignition...

Extreme Restoration on a 1991 Honda CR 500

We’ve seen plenty of bikes brought back from the scrap heap over the years, but the CR 500 owned by Jason Meyer is a quantum leap beyond that. Rather than just take a popular 20-year-old bike and breathe life back into it, Jason decided to pull out all the stops and...