I've been told by numerous people, that if you disconnect the battery, the bike will still run.
Signal generator signals the ignition when to fire, that is all it does. If your motorcycle had points and a condenser then it would not have a signal generator, the opening of the breaker points would initiate the spark.... I thought the coils ran off the signal generator, and the battery just powered lights and accessories.
Well, you talk to a lot of idiots.I've been told by numerous people, that if you disconnect the battery, the bike will still run.
I've mentioned it many times, you will get reverse EMF from ignition coils 'feeding' capacitor around 300V when engine is running. It tends to stabilise and drop but coil is still getting over 12V after bike starts.By the way, it's a Capacitor that makes a spark plug spark. If your engine has points and condenser it is the condenser that makes the spark because the condenser is a capacitor. If your engine has CDI that stands for Capacitor Discharge Ignition and it is still a capacitor that powers the spark coils.
A capacitor is a simple component that acts much like your lithium battery in that it can release or take on a huge amount of power very quickly. The signal generator tells the CDI when to dump the capacitors load into the ignition coils and the coils are just a transformer to increases the voltage from ~12 volts to several thousand volts making a spark at the plug gap, much like lightning. Reduced input voltage to the capacitor will result in reduced spark at the spark plug.