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Off Topic / Is China Honest About The Wuhan Virus?
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 27, 2020, 06:59:43 PM »


How does China, where the Wuhan virus originated, and has a population of over 1 billion people, have fewer total people infected with Wuhan virus than the United States and Italy? Do they subtract the people recovered from the number of infected? I don't get it.
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Susan Lang repairing a motorcycle flat tire.

I found this photo years ago and never knew who this woman was, but now I do. This is Susan Lang, the most active and accomplished female motorcyclist and motorcycle mechanic of her time. Susan Lang worked at her family owned Harley Davidson dealership's in Waterbury, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island, in the early 1900's. Lang started riding in 1914 and set a New England record for a solo ride with her kids in the side car covering 500 miles in two weeks.

To read more about her visit: Mother, Mechanic and Motorcycle Maven
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® 128/131 STAGE IV KITS FOR MY17 + TOURING MODELS

“Go Big or Go Home” With New Screamin’ Eagle® Harley-Davidson® Performance Parts"

MILWAUKEE (March 25, 2020) – The all-new Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® products for your ride are here to keep the thrills rolling mile after mile. High-flow exhaust kits, performance cams, ultra-powerful Screamin’ Eagle engines and a comprehensive line of upgrades get you to peak exhilaration quickly and smoothly with the power to handle whatever comes. Conquer the road ahead with H-D® parts and accessories.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE® MILWAUKEE-EIGHT® ENGINE STAGE IV KIT 114CI OR 117CI TO 131CI

Go big or go home. With the largest displacement of any Harley-Davidson® Stage Kit, this 114/117CI to 131CI Stage IV Kit was designed to deliver maximum horsepower – all the way to the redline. Packaged with patent-protected cylinder technology, it allows for the largest Harley-Davidson® bolt-on engine upgrade to any Milwaukee-Eight® motor. Features new CNC-ported heads with 1mm bigger valves than the previous generation, and fully machined combustion chambers. Coupled with the kit's high-lift SE8-517 cam, high compression pistons and a 64mm throttle body and intake manifold, this combination delivers a thrilling 131 ft-lb of torque and 121 HP rear-wheel output when paired with Screamin' Eagle® Street Cannon Mufflers. It’s designed to run at high-end RPMs and provide a significant boost of torque from cruising speed. You’ll feel the difference as soon as you twist the throttle.

The Screamin' Eagle 131 Stage IV Kit is eligible for Custom Coverage under the motorcycle’s factory 24-month vehicle limited warranty when dealer-installed by an authorized H-D Dealer within 60 days of vehicle purchase and is otherwise backed by a 12-month limited warranty.

Performance components include:
  • Screamin’ Eagle CNC Ported Cylinder Head with CNC machined chamber and 1mm larger valves than previous generation
  • 131 Stage IV Timer cover
  • SE8-517 High-Lift Cam
  • Forged High Compression Pistons
  • Screamin’ Eagle High Performance Cam Bearing
  • Screamin’ Eagle High Performance Tappets
  • Screamin’ Eagle 4.31" Steel Sleeve Cylinders
  • Screamin’ Eagle 64mm Throttle Body and Cast Manifold
  • Screamin’ Eagle High Flow Injectors (5.5 g/sec)
Complete fitment information can be found on H-D.com.

SCREAMIN' EAGLE® MILWAUKEE-EIGHT® ENGINE STAGE IV KIT – 107CI TO 128CI

This Stage IV Kit was designed to deliver maximum horsepower – all the way to the redline. Features new CNC-ported heads with 1mm bigger valves than the previous generation, and fully machined combustion chambers. Coupled with the kit's high-lift SE8-517 cam, high compression pistons and a 64mm throttle body and intake manifold, this combination delivers a thrilling 126 ft-lb of torque and 121 HP rear-wheel output when paired with Screamin' Eagle® Street Cannon Mufflers. It’s designed to run at high-end RPMs and provide a significant boost of torque from cruising speed. You’ll feel the difference as soon as you twist the throttle.

The Screamin' Eagle 128 Stage IV Kit is eligible for Custom Coverage under the motorcycle’s factory 24-month vehicle limited warranty when dealer-installed by an authorized H-D Dealer within 60 days of vehicle purchase and is otherwise backed by a 12-month limited warranty.

Performance components include:
  • Screamin’ Eagle CNC Ported Cylinder Head with CNC machined chamber and 1mm larger valves than previous generation
  • 128 Stage IV Timer cover
  • SE8-517 High-Lift Cam
  • Forged High Compression Pistons
  • Screamin’ Eagle High Performance Cam Bearing
  • Screamin’ Eagle High Performance Tappets
  • Screamin’ Eagle 4.31" Steel Sleeve Cylinders
  • Screamin’ Eagle 64mm Throttle Body and Cast Manifold
  • Screamin’ Eagle High Flow Injectors (5.5 g/sec)
Complete fitment information can be found on H-D.com.

Both the 131CI and 128CI Stage IV Kits comply with noise and emissions standards in all U.S. states other than California on 2017-later Touring Models. Street-compliant statements may not apply to markets outside the United States. The 131CI Stage IV Kit fits '17-later Touring models equipped with Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 114CI or 117CI engine. The 128CI Stage IV Kit fits '17-later Touring models equipped with Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 107CI engine. Neither kits fit Trike models. '17-'19 models require separate purchase of High-Capacity Oil Pump P/N 62400248. 17-’18 models require separate purchase of Screamin’ Eagle High-Capacity Clutch Plate Kit P/N 37000258. Not for use with Screamin' Eagle® High-Flow Exhaust Systems with Street Cannon Mufflers. All models require additional purchase of ECM recalibration with the Screamin' Eagle Pro Street Tuner for proper installation. See an authorized Harley-Davidson® dealer for details.
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American V-Twin Motorcycles / New Harley Davidson Performance Bagger
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 22, 2020, 10:26:12 PM »
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE BAGGER AND CUSTOM-INSPIRED PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

Let Your bike Do the Talking

MILWAUKEE (March 18, 2020) – It’s the details that make you unique, and with your bike it’s no different. That’s why Harley-Davidson gives you all the elements you need to make your bike distinctly your own. From fender to fender, these are the elements that will make your bike an expression of your individual style. When making a personal statement, let your bike do the talking.

Endgame™ Collection

Push your custom style to the edge. The Endgame collection is defined by its slotted design and high-tech, industrial look. The intense black rubber inserts on the controls are set against a matte graphite or black finishes that complements black or bright bikes.

Endgame Collection includes:
  • Endgame Collection Hand Grips
    Featuring raised black rubber inserts with a black or graphite surround, these 1.5" diameter grips deliver excellent control and tough industrial styling. Easy-to-install glueless design allows you to remove grips for service without damage
  • Endgame Collection Rider and Passenger Footpegs
    Finish off the high-tech, industrial look with Endgame Footpegs. Kit includes slotted left and right footpegs with raised diamond-tread rubber grips to help keep your foot firmly in place.
  • Endgame Collection Brake Pedal Pad
    Showcasing a slotted design and black or graphite finish, these easy-to-install brake pedal pads complement the Endgame Collection controls to give your ride a custom industrial look.
  • Endgame Collection Brake Lever
    Styled to complement the Endgame Collection controls, this Rear Brake Lever features a slotted design that will give your performance bike an industrial look.
  • Endgame Collection Shifter Peg
    With its slotted design, this easy-to-install shifter peg complements the high-tech, industrial look of the Endgame Collection footpegs and footboards.
  • Endgame Collection Shift Lever
    Styled to complement the Endgame Collection controls, this Shift Lever features a slotted design that will give your bike a high-tech, industrial look.
  • Endgame Collection Rider Footboards
    With their slotted design, these Endgame Footboards add a custom industrial look to your ride. These footboards feature four raised rubber pads for excellent grip and Harley-Davidson® script for added style. Kit includes left and right footboard

Available in Black or Graphite. Complete fitment information can be found on H-D.com.

Streamliner™ Collection

Inspired by the curved forms and long, horizontal lines of Streamline Moderne architecture, the Black Streamliner™ Collection takes a contemporary spin on this classic Harley-Davidson style. Featuring polished chrome bands surrounded by a sea of rich black, the Black Streamliner Collection adds a dark and aerodynamic look to your bike. Available in Black.

Collection includes:
  • Streamliner Collection Hand Grips
    Complement the Streamliner look with these matching grips. The rich black rubber provides a positive grip when riding and the chrome tri-lines add just the right touch of brightness.
  • Streamliner Collection Heated Hand Grips
    Complement the Streamliner look with these matching Heated Hand Grips.
  • Streamliner Collection Rider Footpegs
    Complete the streamlined look with Streamliner Footpegs. Includes left and right footpegs.
  • Streamliner Collection Brake Pedal Pad
    Complement the Streamliner footpegs and footboards with this simple-to-install Brake Pedal Pad. The gloss black frame surrounds a black rubber pad accented with three polished chrome bands for style and grip.
  • Streamliner Collection Rider Footboards
    Inspired by the sleek and sweeping footboard design from the Street Glide® model, these Rider Footboards add a clean yet striking look to your bike. Kit includes vibration-isolation footboard pads with three polished chrome bands, and the complete gloss black pans that easily bolt in place of the Original Equipment footboards.
  • Streamliner Collection Passenger Footboard and Mount Kit
    Styled to match the rider footboards on the Road King® Custom, Road Glide® Custom and Street Glide® models, these Swept Wing Passenger Footboards feature a Streamliner-style rubber pad with three polished chrome stripes surrounded by gloss black footboard pans. Designed for convenient bolt-on installation, the complete kit includes gloss black aluminum footboards, rubber pads, mounting hardware and passenger footboard supports.
  • Streamliner Collection Passenger Footboard Insert
    Styled to match the Street Glide model’s Original Equipment Streamliner Rider Footboards. Featuring vibration-isolation rubber inserts with three polished chrome bands, this insert is designed to fit the Wing shaped passenger footboard pan. Kit includes left and right insert.

Available in Black. Complete fitment information can be found on H-D.com.

Performance Bagger Parts and Accessories

Command attention without saying a word. Push aggressive style to the limit with leading-edge controls, custom wheels and board-to-peg conversion kits. H-D® parts and accessories deliver the unmistakable attitude and performance you need to stand out from the crowd.

Board-to-Peg Conversion Kit
  • Add an aggressive look to your FL Softail® or Touring motorcycle. These support kits are designed to allow installation of mini foot boards and footpegs. Kit Includes left and right mounting brackets and all necessary installation hardware. Mini footboards and footpegs sold separately.

Fugitive™ Wheel
  •         Get the leading-edge style you’ve been chasing. Featuring a sleek double-spoke design with 14 spokes on each side, the Fugitive™ Wheel delivers a refined profile that pops with eye-catching visual depth and dimension when viewed from an angle. The result is a stunning, one-of-a-kind look. Available in gloss black and contrast chrome finishes, it will give your bike the custom style it needs to stand out from the crowd.

80GRIT™ Rider Footboards
  • With durable cast aluminum and rugged style edges this BMX-inspired footboard grips your boot for firm stability and traction.

80GRIT Brake Pedal Pad
  • This BMX-inspired brake pedal pad features rugged styled edges forexcellent grip and a bold, stripped-down look.

80GRIT Foot Controls
  • Combine form and function with the feel of old-school BMX-style foot controls. The aluminum material with rugged styled edges is lightweight and grips the bottom of your foot, giving you a strong feeling of confidence. Black Anodized or Raw finishes provide customization options, while the HDMC dog tag-style logo adds subtle authenticity to the bold, stripped-down look.

80GRIT Footpegs
  • Give your ride an aggressive look with these BMX-inspired footpegs. Rugged ridges help keep your feet firmly planted on the pegs. Fits models in passenger and highway peg positions. Does not fit the rider and passenger position for '18-later Softail models.

HDMC™ Engine Trim
  • Contemporary style machined to perfection. The HDMC™ Engine Trim showcases a subtle HDMC graphic logo set off with a machine-lined black anodized finish highlighted by raw outer trim. The sharp contrasting design complements both black and bright engines to create a cohesive look that emphasizes your high-performance riding style.
  • Timer Cover fits ’17-later Milwaukee-Eight engine equipped models.
  • Derby Cover P/N 25701086 fits ’16-later Touring and Trike, and ’15-later FLHTCUL and FLHTKL models. Also fits ’07-later Touring and Trike models equipped with Narrow-Profile Outer Primary Cover P/N 25700385 or 25700438
  • Derby Cover P/N 25701088 fits ’18-later FLSB and ’19-later Softail® models. Also fits ’18-later Softail models equipped with Narrow-Profile Outer Primary Cover P/N 25700941,  25701039, 25701040, and 25701043
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Off Topic / Concerns About Racism Crippled Italy
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 20, 2020, 04:52:37 PM »
An Italian virologist says concerns about racism crippled Italy's early response to coronavirus, which resulted in many more deaths. Click on link below for full article.

Remember how leftist news outlets called Trump racist for banning travel from China, which has proven itself to save lives? Now they're calling Trump racist for calling coronvirus the Chinese virus.  When will the stupidity end?

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Italian Virologist Says Concerns Over “Racism” Crippled Italy’s Coronavirus Response



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The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, actually suggested Italians hug Chinese people. Look at these Italians so eager to appear compassionate. Nature doesn't care about your compassion and sensibilities about race, and it won't protect you from coronavirus. Its not smart to hug an attention seeking Chinese man who could, quite possibly, come from a Chinese community devastated by coronavirus. But you all know that now after 4,032 deaths from the virus at the time of this writing.....Being prejudice will protect you!

“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” Ayn Rand

 
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Off Topic / Wizard Ratchet Tool
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 18, 2020, 06:28:14 PM »
This is a 52 tooth Wizard Ratchet, part #H2775, I stumbled across. It's made in USA, and Wizard Tool's were sold at Western Auto stores. Wizard started manufacturing tools in 1940 for Western Auto Supply Company. I don't know if Wizard tools were sold elsewhere, but they were considered a higher end tool at Western Auto stores or in catalogs for Western Auto Supply Company. Western Auto Supply Company was founded in 1909, and I think Western Auto stores disappeared in 1998. Whoever took them over is now known as Advanced Auto Parts.

From Wikipedia about Western Auto:
Western Auto Supply Company—known more widely as Western Auto—was a specialty retail chain of stores that supplied automobile parts and accessories. It operated approximately 1200 stores across the United States. It was started in 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri, by George Pepperdine and Don Abnor Davis. Pepperdine later founded Pepperdine University.[1] Western Auto was bought by Beneficial Corporation in 1961; Western Auto's management led a leveraged buyout in 1985, leading three years later to a sale to Sears. Sears sold most of the company to Advance Auto Parts in 1998, and by 2003, the resulting merger had led to the end of the Western Auto brand and its product distribution network.  


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The lefts solution for Europe's Muslim immigrant rape problem is the No No song:

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I don't know, are woman supposed to face the rapist and say "Stop don't touch me there this is my no no square?" This can't be for real........I think these people can't face the reality that everything is not equal and some people don't belong in your country.

We are all looking for leaders to solve the coronavirus problem, but I'm not sure what to expect from leftist politicians. If the No No Song is any indication of their problem solving skills, then states like California might be in big trouble. Just wait till the virus reaches old folks homes and the large number of homeless people in Los Angeles and San Francisco; a homeless problem the left created.

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Off Topic / Arguement For Buying American Made Tools
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 15, 2020, 08:12:21 PM »
I was shopping a new line of mechanic hand tools and wondering about tool quality and price. The tools were sold by an American company, but were not made in America. They looked very similar to the tools sold at Harbor Freight stores, which I think are almost all made in Taiwan and China. Many tools you see today probably come from the same factory in Asia, but than get sorted and labeled for different American companies. I was getting a little frustrated wondering which brand offers the most bang for the buck, so to speak, so I stepped away from it and started considering other options.

The other day I read an article about how communist China uses propaganda to twist the truth and manipulate and control their own people. A China state run newspaper article recently argued the possibility the Wuhan virus was created in the United States and released in China by the US Army. Another Chinese communist backed newspaper article argued for the Chinese government to withhold medication and medical supplies from the United states needed to fight the Wuhan virus. The truth is the Wuhan virus originated in China, and was most likely caused from eating bats. The Chinese government hid the virus outbreak as long as they could. If they had reported it when it first broke out, many lives would have been saved. Chinese corruption has caused many unnecessary deaths.

Over the years our own politicians have made it possible to move medicine production from USA to communist China making US citizens dependent on medicine made in China. These politicians have gutted American manufacturing in many industry's and allowed production to move to China. It provided short and long term gain for corrupt politician's and big companies, but long term loss for America. We are now seeing the negative effects of being dependent on China for many things during the Wuhan virus pandemic. Whenever you buy something made in China your supporting communist China. Whenever manufacturing moves from the United States to China, we grow weaker as communist China grows stronger.

Anyway, I've had it with Chinese tools. I'm going to make every effort possible to buy American made tools whenever I can. Many SK, Proto and Snap-On tools are still made in USA. Also, many older Craftsman tools were made in USA, and can still be found on ebay. I don't care if I end up spending $10,000 or more to replace all the garbage Chinese tools I've acquired over the years. Making America a better place has to start with the individual, and I think not buying from communist China is doing just that. Its not much, but its something I have the power to do now, and continue to do into the future. Plus, the quality and craftsmanship of USA made tools is usually unmatched by Chinese tools.

List of companies that still make hand tools made in USA, and links to their website:


Click on image to visit Wright Tools website.


Click on image to visit Proto's website.


Click on image to visit SK's website.


Click on image to visit Snap-On's website.

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Off Topic / Coronavirus, Global Pandemic & Open Borders
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 11, 2020, 11:52:01 PM »
Russia, Mongolia and Singapore all closed their borders in January 2020 to fight the spread of coronavirus, and right now Russia has only 28 cases of coronavirus with zero deaths. Singapore and Mongolia have pretty close to zero cases. Oh, if our leaders were only that strong, and our guardians of equality could drop the act for only a second and think and act logically, than maybe we could save lives from coronavirus, but no, were to busy calling anyone who says coronavirus originated in China, a racist. The left in America and Western nations have created a generation of weak idiots.

“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” Ayn Rand

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