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Motorcycle General Topics (Not Specific) / Was Jesus Christ A Hippy?
« Last post by smallengineshop on July 06, 2018, 06:22:02 PM »


I remember seeing a photo by a Leftist describing Jesus as a brown skinned, Jewish hippy and illegal alien who illegally crossed into Egypt. The motive for the post was not to teach any truth about Jesus, but to attack and shame European and American whites who want to protect Western Culture and their homelands from uncontrolled, and often times illegal, 3rd world immigration. The other day I watched a video showing veterinarians in Africa who anesthetized a pride of lions feeding on a fresh kill. After being shot with a dart gun, the lion's soon passed out and a photographer recorded the size and shape of the male lions canine teeth and claws. The lions canine teeth were longer than the male photographers fingers, and the claws were almost as long and retract just like a domesticated house cat. If you ever had a house cat jump on your leg, then you know how painful and destructive to flesh the claws can be. Imagine that times a thousand.  The Lion is a killing machine! If any creature deserves the title of Natural Born Killer, the lion would definitely be a contender. If you can gain any knowledge about God through his creation, then you realize God is not like some 1960's far left hippy who lives in a Volkswagen bus covered with peace and love symbols, and unwilling to defend his own. 

Jesus led a sinless life and came with a purpose and message of salvation. God allowed Jesus to be tortured and crucified, so that we might live through his sacrifice of death for the atonement for our sins. Jesus was focused and disciplined, and what happened to him was not the result of weakness. The bibles description of Jesus Christ's return shows another side: Revelation 19:11-16

Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.
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Adobe Flash Stuff / Pacman
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 27, 2018, 12:48:18 AM »
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Adobe Flash Stuff / TU-95
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 27, 2018, 12:21:01 AM »
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Adobe Flash Stuff / Dirt Bike
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 26, 2018, 11:41:35 PM »
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Its dishonest when big companies like Harley Davidson and General Motors run commercials in the United States playing on patriotism, heritage and the words "Made In America," then send jobs and manufacturing overseas and gloat about being a global company. I can't list all the jobs at Harley Davidson that are now done by foreign workers, but there are many. They will tell you foreign workers are absolutely necessary for the company to stay in business, but moving jobs overseas is really more about executives and stock holders making an extra dollar. With record profits reported by top companies every year, is it really necessary for these same companies to outsource their IT department to India? Can Harley Davidson afford to hire American workers in the United States to manage their online presence? Sure they can, but its always about making the most money possible. Thomas Jefferson said

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains."

1 Timothy 6:9-11 says

"Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness"

Towns across America have been gutted and ruined by corporations sending good jobs overseas. Its up to politicians to serve the people who elected them and reign in corporations who serve only their self interest. The US economy should serve everyone in the United States and not just the wealthy few. Politicians should create policy that forces companies like Harley Davidson to manufacture ALL their motorcycles in the United States, then we can get back to a time when Made In America meant something more than just buzz words to sell products.

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Read my earlier post about the docudrama Discovery Channel aired called Harley And The Davidsons. How fitting it is that all the old motorcycle replicas shown in the TV production were powered by Chinese Honda clone engines. America doesn't even build a small motorcycle engine anymore..
Discovery Channels show Harley and the Davidsons is full of Chinese Motorcycles

Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient! #MAGA
 Donald J. Trump


A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! Their employees and customers are already very angry at them. If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end – they surrendered, they quit! The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!
Donald J. Trump


Harley-Davidson to Outsource More U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, Trump Calls Move ‘Excuse’

Donald Trump: ‘A Harley-Davidson Should Never Be Built in Another Country’

A glimpse of America when manufacturing was strong
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I downloaded this application and installed it on a PC running Windows 7. It runs without any problems and is a great way to learn Flash animation and scripting for cheap, even though the technology is pretty much dead. I believe it only supports ActionScript 2.0 and 1.0. This application came out before Macromedia was purchased by Adobe, so nobody cares if you install and use the software for free. Use this serial code: FLD700-59705-99286-82099

Here is the download link:
Macromedia Flash MX 2004

I created this board for mostly free flash games. You need flash to be installed on your computer and you might be prompted by Flash with a security warning, or a message asking you if you want to run the Flash program. These are free Flash games/programs I found online and I have run them in my own browser without any problems before I installed them on thesmallengineshop.net website.

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Motorcycle General Topics (Not Specific) / 2019 Honda Cub Motorcycle
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 17, 2018, 05:02:01 PM »
This is a new 2019 Honda Cub motorcycle. The Cub first appeared in the United States in 1963, and is the famous motorcycle used for Honda's renown marketing campaign that used the slogan "You meet the nicest people on a Honda." Honda has sold over 100 million Cub's around the world since it was first manufactured in 1958.

For 2019, the Honda Cub features a 125cc, 4 stroke, fuel injected, single cylinder engine with a 4 speed semi automatic transmission. The transmission does require manual shifting , but it uses a fully automatic centrifugal clutch, so manually engaging and disengaging the clutch is not necessary to ride the motorcycle. The bike if fitted with a gas tank underneath the seat that has a small 1 gallon capacity, so the combination of fuel injection and fully transistorized ignition must provide excellent fuel economy. The frame used on the Honda Cub is unique for motorcycles. The frame drops down where you would normal find a frame main pipe, and this creates an opening so the riders leg can pass through making it easy to mount and dismount the motorcycle. Its similar to the way a scooter frame looks, but I'm sure the Cub frame is much stronger. The Cub has a white plastic sort of fairing looking thing attached to motorcycle in front of the riders legs. This is to help keep wind and road debris off the rider. I don't think the Honda Cub uses a key to start the bike, because its fitted with a receiver for a keyless remote, which must be close to the bike to start it. I don't know why Honda would bother using a bulky keyless remote for this motorcycle. Having to carry around a bulky remote in your pocket is not more convenient than a small conventional key, and the remote is more expensive to replace if it gets lost, and your bothered having to replace the battery when it gets low. At least with a key you can go to almost any hardware store and get a duplicate for a few dollars, but for a lost remote your forced to go to the dealership, and we all know their prices are high. The braking system includes ABS up front with a single front disc brake, and a non-ABS rear drum brake. Honda chose to use black accented cast wheel rims for the 2019 Cub. I wish Honda had gone with spoke rims instead, because I think they look nicer. The 2019 Honda Cub retails for $3599.00


2019 Honda Cub


This is the 2019 Honda Cub bulky remote your forced to carry around to start the Cub.


Click image to enlarge. This is the famous 1963 ad from Honda using a Honda Cub to spread the message "You meet the nicest people on a Honda."
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1987 - 2015 Kawasaki KLR 650 / Spiders Like KLR's Too
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 14, 2018, 08:47:01 PM »
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Why were ancient European countries successful at stopping Muslim hordes from invading, but now their nations are falling to mass Muslim migration without even a fist fight? A picture(s) is worth a thousand words.


Ancient European. No description necessary


Modern European man modeling a fake baby bump for a Chinese designer in London.
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Motor Scooters & Mopeds / What I Think About ONYX Motorbikes
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 03, 2018, 06:39:19 PM »
ONYX Motorbikes claims their bikes are, in fact, electric mopeds, but without the performance disadvantages found in your typical gas powered moped with restricted engine displacement, speed, and/or power output. ONYX does label their bikes as mopeds on their Indiegogo campaign webpage "ONYX Motorbikes - Mopeds are Back. Now Electric!,"  but there is no way city, state and federal government will classify a motorbike that goes 50+ mph as a moped just because it comes with pedals. The high power output and speed will cause ONYX motorbike's to be classified as a motorcycle, and when compared to other electric motorcycles like ZERO, it falls short in almost every way except for maybe initial cost, and size, if your small. If ONYX manages to produce a low powered version that is comparable to most mopeds in power output and speed and meets the legal guidelines for mopeds, then they might have a competitive product, since most moped manufacturers are out of business. ONYX Motorbikes Indiegogo campaign has managed to raise $493,445, and I think most of those investors might be disappointed when a cop pulls them over and tickets them for riding a motorcycle without proper license, registration and insurance; their only hope is that the cop is duped into believing its a legal moped when he see's the pedals.

(UPDATE) I read a YouTube comment saying the ONYX motorbike can be configured for reduced power output with a maximum speed of 20mph, which will make it an electric bicycle in some areas, and in other areas you can register the bike as a moped. The ability to configure the ONYX motorbike in this way reminds me of the low speed safety feature seen on side-by-side vehicles. The ECU on side-by-sides will limit the vehicle top speed if the driver doesn't have their seat belt fastened. Also, newer diesel trucks will automatically limit engine performance if you drive with the DEC container below a minimum level for a certain amount of time. Its the power of computer technology that makes these new safety features and controls possible on newer vehicles.

Since ONYX makes it possible to configure their electric motorcycle to become a moped, does this mean I can put pedals on a Harley Davidson motorcycle and program the ECU to limit the speed to 20 mph, and register the 1600cc plus engine equipped Harley as a moped? I don't see any legislature in the country being fooled by that one.

If you think the Law will never crack down on high powered electric mopeds, for whatever reason, then here is a case to consider about just how strict city laws can get. New York City banned class 2 electric bicycles back before electric bicycles were popular. Class 2 electric bicycles are bicycles with thumb or hand activated throttles with a top speed of 20 mph. When I visited New York a few years ago I remember seeing the same brand/model class 2 electric bicycles being used for food delivery; they were all over the Manhattan area. Politicians allowed New York City restaurants to get away with using class 2 electric delivery bicycles for years, then one day recently, in response to safety complaints from residents, they ordered NYPD to crack down and start impounding these bicycles. How long do you think New York City politicians will tolerate a so called electric moped that goes 60 mph on city streets? And if you think owners of ONYX Motorbikes are going to restrict themselves to 20mph on city streets, then you live in a fantasy land.

De Blasio to punish restaurants that use battery-powered bikes

I think there is a level of deception going on here with ONYX Motorbikes leading people to believe their buying a moped. The legal loop hole of being able to configure the vehicle to change its type will not last long if this practice becomes popular. The only way the high powered ONYX motorbike is a moped is if the only distinction you make between a moped and motorcycle are the existence of pedals. I think one final determining legal factor as to whether or not the ONYX motorbike is a moped will be the motor's rated watts, which ONYX conveniently leaves out this spec on their Iniegogo campaign (If it is there, I couldn't find it). Without the advantage of being a moped, the ONYX motorbike is a poorly designed electric motorcycle. Your better off spending $1700 to $2600 and buying a new or used gas powered motorcycle, moped (Tomos Moped) or scooter. 

ONYX Motorbikes Indiegogo Campaign

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The Puch brand moped is where I think ONYX Motorbikes got their design inspiration from.

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