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Off Topic / Good Things Do Happen Today Believe It Or Not
« Last post by smallengineshop on July 15, 2019, 06:24:00 PM »
Homosexuals are screaming fascism and religious bigotry, but the truth is, there could be nothing healthier and better for the world than to see LGBTQ ideology stamped out and removed from public life, and it will happen sooner or later. Logos Rising!

Poland declares itself ‘free of LGBT ideology.’ Rest of world declares Poland ridiculous.

Off Topic / They Hate Us!
« Last post by smallengineshop on July 14, 2019, 06:13:19 PM »
All four women in the photo hate traditional America. There is no other explanation for their behavior. Its quite ironic too, because their US Congress woman. All 4 are successful and make 6 figure incomes and have powerful jobs in government. All this thanks to the people of the United States of America. But for some reason their spirit is rotten. They are driven by hatred and their behavior is destructive. If the left is allowed to continue attacking America and spreading lies, and real American's continue to remain quiet because they feel they can't speak the truth, than America will crumble and fail. Trump is Right! Omar should go back to Africa and bless Somalia with her talents. She should serve a country and people she can love. She doesn't belong here. Diversity is not a strength and it never has been.

The problem goes much deeper than these 4, but they seem to be in the spot light today.

Women in photo: Rashida, Omar, AOC, and Pressley

This ad was the last page in a larger ad for Honda motorcycles. It  appeared in 1975 and shows all Honda motorcycles for that year.

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Honda made some interesting ads in the 1970's focusing on motorcycle technology and why Honda motorcycles are technologically superior to other brands. Here is one such ad advertising the benefits of having an engine bore that is bigger than the stroke. This print ad appeared in 1978.

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Off Topic / Happy 4th of July
« Last post by smallengineshop on July 03, 2019, 10:42:42 PM »
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This one's for you Nike and Colin Kaepernick. God Bless America! Logos

Is this the first nation-wide print ad from MMI, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute? It appeared in 1980 and was only 1/4 page size. I think this was before MMI was bought out by Universal Technical Institute, but I'm not sure.

For those who don't know, MMI is a motorcycle repair school with campuses located in Phoenix, AZ and Orlando, FL.

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European emission standards will change in 2020 and Harley Davidson's sportster motorcycle will no longer be capable of meeting those new standards. So what will happen to the sportster? Well, nobody knows, but everyone is expecting a major change from Harley Davidson.

Harley Davidson could discontinue the sportster line entirely, but it doesn't seem likely. It took years for Harley Davidson to develop sportster name recognition, and a very recognizable engine found in both the 883 and 1200. Its just too valuable to discontinue, so I don't see the sportster disappearing entirely. Other motorcycle manufacturers still copy the sportster look. Yamaha did it with their Bolt model and Honda with the new redesigned Rebel. When other people copy your stuff its a good indicator you have something valuable.

I don't think USA emission requirements are changing in 2020, so Harley could discontinue the sportster in Europe only.. This would buy Harley some time, but eventually they will still need to deal with the stricter emission requirements. Kawasaki discontinued the KLX250 in the United States in 2015 and brought it back to the US in 2018. It remained in production in other parts of the world during this time, so manufactures are known for limiting sales by geographic region.

The sportster family could merge with other models by sharing similar design and components in much the same way as some Dyna models became softails in 2018. The Dyna Street Bob and Lowrider moved to the new softail family by adopting Harley's new rear suspension and frame and becoming softail's. Harley has new models scheduled to be released in 2020 like the new Pan American motorcycle powered by a new water cooled, overhead cam, 1200cc engine. Its possible Harley could merge some components from these new models with the Sportster. For example, using the new engine to replace the old sportster power plant. This would help with performance and emissions, but a water cooled overhead cam engine would drastically change the sportster look and I can't imagine Harley discontinuing the sportster name; I just don't see this happening. Its possible Harley could make some cosmetic changes to the engine to look more like a classic sportster, but thats easier said than done. Adding overhead cams greatly increases the cylinder/head length which would be hard to cover up. It also eliminates the need for push rod's and push rod tubes, which are a very recognized part for a sportster engine.

I don't expect Harley Davidson will discontinue the sportster or dramatically change its looks. What I think will happen in 2020, or shortly after, Harley Davidson will introduce a new sportster engine that maintains that classic look while providing improved performance and emissions. Harley Davidson did the same thing in 2017 when they upgraded the big v-twin engine to the new Milwaukee 8. But who knows what will happen. I never thought Harley would manufacture a $30,000 electric motorcycle, but here we are.
Off Topic / Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 11, 2019, 06:14:41 PM »
This Axios journalist, Ina Fried, has Google's ear, and he's telling Google what is moral, good and right, and how Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, should manage YouTube content, and it looks like Google is listening. This person  is mentally ill and could probably use your prayers. When I see something like this I still  can't believe the left is trying to pass it off as normal. Sundar can't possibly believe this healthy.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai talking to Ina Fried

Axios Reporter Ina Fried. Ina Fried is a man in case your blind and using speech software to view this.
A 1972 advertisement for a motorcycle electronic alarm system called Cycle Gard. I don't know if this is the first year for this product, but it is the oldest electronic motorcycle alarm I have ever seen. The upgraded version even comes with a radio transmitter that communicates with a remote up to 500 feet away. I bet the battery life for the remote was terrible.

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Off Topic / Groupthink And Propaganda
« Last post by smallengineshop on June 08, 2019, 04:41:44 PM »
If you watch mainstream media, than you are conditioned to think a certain way.

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