About me...

Professional ​Information​​

I currently write for Motor Age, Aftermarket Aviation Defense, Contact! and Turbo Diesel Register magazines. As an A.S.E. certified master technician and consultant, I have worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 25 years and have provided consulting services for Snap-On Tools, Sun Electric, Chevron Oil and Nissan of North America. I have developed automotive/powersports curriculum and taught courses including: engine performance, automotive electronics, fuel injection, ABS braking systems and advanced motorcycle riding techniques. I have also provided consulting services as an expert witness for automotive and powersports related court actions.

In addition to my automotive experience, I have presented seminars for power sports dealerships, motorcycle clubs and other organizations about riding skills, safety gear, motorcycle suspension, automotive/motorcycle electrical systems and the mental aspects of riding a motorcycle, an activity I have been involved with for over 45 years. I have also written hundreds of power sports-related articles for industry and enthusiasts' magazines.

I am the author of five books: How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems, Motorcycle Electrical Systems–Troubleshooting and Repair (two editions), How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners (two editions) and How to Modify Motorcycle Fuel Injection all published by Motorbooks International. In addition to these books, I co-authored the second edition of Motorcycling Excellence for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and wrote the Yuasa Battery Technical Manual.

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Skill Sets

Technical Writer

I have been a technical writer for over 25 years and has written about a wide variety of subjects including: turbochargers, electronic engine management systems, motorcycles, suspension and high-performance motorcycle riding. Clients include: Dealership University, Nissan of North America, Snap-On Tools, Sun Electric, Michell Service Manuals, Haynes Manuals, the U. S. Department of Labor, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Homeland Security—Transportation Security Administration. In addition to automotive, aircraft and power sports subject matter, I have written extensive software documentation for large website development projects.

Expert Witness

I has served as expert witness regarding automotive and powersports-related legal issues, including: electronic fuel injection, ABS braking systems, electronic cruise control and other on-board computer-controlled automotive systems. I have provided deposition testimony as well as reports and consultation services for attorneys.

Lecturer

I have presented seminars at locations throughout the U.S. including the International Motorcycle Show, Americade and BMW International motorcycle events. I have also presented seminars in the United Kingdom and Russian Federation. Seminar presentations include: High-Performance Riding Skills, Why We Ride Motorcycles, Motorcycle Riding Gear, Motorcycle Suspension, Automotive/Motorcycle 12-Volt Electrical Systems, How to Read Wiring Diagrams, How Electronic Fuel Injection Works and other subjects.

Journalist

I have contributed to motorcycle enthusiasts’ magazines since 1997 including: Motorcycle Consumer News, Road Bike, American Iron and 2Wheel Tuner magazines. I have written new motorcycle reviews, product evaluations and comparisons, and numerous technical articles covering a wide variety of subjects. I contributed to professional trade publications for the power sports and automotive industries including: Motor Age, Dealer News, Motorcycle Product News and Powersports magazines. I currently write for Motor Age, Aviation Aftermarket Defense, Contact! and Turbo Diesel Register magazines.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss my qualifications for a project. 

My wife is an exceptionally talented artist. Check out her paintings at Artistigal.com