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I think this is a good video to help anyone understand how old style diesel distributor type injection pumps work. I'm not surprised its an old black and white training video. The best mechanic training videos were made years ago.

I remember a few months ago I heard about a military report discussing America's vulnerability to an EMP attack. I was able to find the report online and here it is: Electromagnetic Defense Task Force

EMP stand for Electro Magnetic Pulse, and the weapon basically destroys computers and electronics. After an EMP attack there is a very good chance a modern car, truck or motorcycle will not start. Even worse, fuel production and distribution would stop. The report warns that 90 percent of the population on the east coast would die within one year. It would take 18 months or more to replace key elements of the electric grid that would be damaged or knocked out.

Military warns EMP attack could wipe out America, 'democracy, world order'

One engine 100% guaranteed to survive an EMP attack is an old diesel engine that is not dependent on any electronics or computers, and it will probably use a fuel injection pump similar to the one talked about in this video. I think these old diesel engine's will even run on vegetable oil.


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According to owlguru.com, the motorcycle mechanic field has a low 6% job growth over the next 10 years. The average annual pay is $36,250. 62% of motorcycle mechanics were satisfied with their job. Many motorcycle mechanics complained or felt the pay was low, but liked the practical hands-on work.

Here are three occupations from the Trades and Services section on owlguru.com to help compare and contrast motorcycle mechanic's with other occupations in the vehicle repair field:

Automotive Mechanics:
8.6% job growth
$40,720 annual salary
52% job satisfaction
Pro: practical hands-on work
Con: salary is low, long working hours

Bus & Truck Mechanics:
8.6% job growth
$46,110 annual salary
68% job satisfaction
Pro: practical hands-on work
Con: salary is below average

Bicycle Repair:
25% job growth
$26,960 annual salary
67% job satisfaction
Pro: practical hands-on work
Con: one of the lowest paying jobs, long working hours

Motorcycle mechanics job satisfaction was higher than automotive mechanics even though automotive mechanics have a higher salary. Job satisfaction was even higher with bicycle mechanics, and bicycle mechanics have the lowest salary of any occupation listed in this post. Bicycle mechanics were ranked #3 for the lowest salary of all occupations listed in the Trades and Service section on owlguru.com, but was ranked #3 for having the highest job growth. I guess they expect more and more people will be riding bicycles over the next 10 years, and a higher salary doesn't always mean you will be happier with your job.

On a side note............

If an increase in bicycle sales are expected in the next 10 years, it won't come from your local bicycle shop. Local bicycle shops are having trouble competing with online sales and department stores. Many of these local bicycle shops are disappearing or are focusing more on service. I expect more and more new bicycle's and electric bicycles will be sold through other avenues than from your local bicycle shop.

This is interesting because motorcycle manufacturers already have a strong dealer support network setup to sale and service motorcycles, atv's, utv's, scooters, etc. Motorcycle manufacturers are already manufacturing electric bicycles. Both Piaggo and Yamaha have a complete line of electric bicycles for sale in USA. Harley Davidson recently announced they are planning an electric bicycle for their line-up in the near future. I'm sure Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda already have a blue print for their own electric bicycle, or are at least thinking about it. In the future I think you will see more electric bicycles coming from motorcycle manufacturers that will be sold and serviced at your local motorcycle dealership. I expect these electric bicycles to dominate the competition. Motorcycle mechanics will not only be repairing motorcycle's but also electric bicycles. At least I hope it goes that way......That will be Cool!  :)


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Off Topic / Speak Up!!!
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 21, 2019, 01:12:51 AM »
Speak up for what is right and good. Speak up and release toxic anger. Don't let it fester

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Off Topic / Nigerian Christians
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 18, 2019, 06:29:07 PM »
120 Christian's were hacked to death by Muslim militants (Fulani jihadists) in Nigeria over the past few weeks. Victims included men, woman and children. 140 homes were burned to the ground. Terror spread throughout central Nigeria, but CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press and LA Times never once reported the story. Not a single word was written or spoken about this tragedy from the American mainstream media.

Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christians
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Off Topic / Hate Hustle
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 11, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
Ilhan Omar is a black, Muslim Congress woman who accused AIPAC, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, of using large amounts of money to influence American politicians to favor support for Israel. The Jewish community and Republicans lashed out and condemned Omars comments as anti-Semitic. However, most Democrats refused to condemn her. In response, both Democrats and Republicans passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim bigotry. White groups were  mentioned in the resolution as the source for this bigotry and hate even though it was comments made by a black Muslim woman that was the reason for the resolution.

A few months earlier Congress passed another anti-hate resolution in response to a similar situation condemning comments made by Congressman Steve King. The resolution not only mentioned Steve King's comments but also condemned him by name. The resolution went so far as to condemn all American's who are proud of their country and heritage as a form of hate. It even condemned having a preference for Western Culture. Steve King voted for this resolution that condemned himself and others.

How does criticism for an Israeli lobbying group and the Jewish community by a black Muslim woman lead to a resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hate and lists white hate groups and individuals as the purveyors of this hate?  Why wasn't Ilhan Omar and her comments never mentioned in the resolution as they did with Steve King? Why do you read this resolution and get a sense that Omar is some how a victim? Why wasn't Muslim terrorism condemned and listed in the resolution as sources of anti-Christian and anti-Semitic hate? Why is it so important to the left that white Christians be seen as the only purveyors of hate? Even when whites are not involved, the left some how finds a way to blame or include them. If the lefts quickness to jump on the fake hate crime band wagon, ie Covington high school students and Jessie Smollett, and condemn whites wasn't enough, this is just more proof how important it is to the left to keep their false hate narrative or hustle going.

If this doesn't speak volumes about American leaders in government. If you ever wondered why past presidents and  Donald Trump have not secured the border with Mexico, the answer is staring you right in the face. If our illegal immigration problem with Mexico and Mexicans were replaced with Ireland and the Irish, a wall would be built along every square inch of border faster than you can blink an eye.

Our founding fathers and early American society sacrificed so much to create and build this country, and all Americans today, of every color and religion, enjoy the fruits of their hard work and sacrifice. Yet so many Americans today openly demonize the people, culture and home that has provided them with so much. For the left to know in their heart that this country was founded, created and built by white Christian men must create in them a toxic hatred that poisons their life all day and all night. No amount of history re-writes, demographic change,  destroyed statues or changed names will erase this truth.


You can read the resolution here and come to your own conclusions:
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(Original Signature of Member)

116TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

H. RES. ll

Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are
contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of
the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are
contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Ml. llllll submitted the following resolution; which was referred to
the Committee on lllllllllllllll

RESOLUTION
Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations
that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against
minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are
contrary to the values and aspirations of the United
States.
Whereas the first amendment to the Constitution established
the United States as a country committed to the principles of tolerance and religious freedom, and the 14th
amendment to the Constitution established equal
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protection of the laws as the heart of justice in the United
States;
Whereas adherence to these principles is vital to the progress
of the American people and the diverse communities and
religious groups of the United States;
Whereas whether from the political right, center, or left, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, racism, and imputations
of dual loyalty threaten American democracy and have no
place in American political discourse;
Whereas white supremacists in the United States have exploited and continue to exploit bigotry and weaponize
hate for political gain, targeting traditionally persecuted
peoples, including African Americans, Native Americans,
and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs,
immigrants, and others with verbal attacks, incitement,
and violence;
Whereas the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., taught that
persecution of any American is an assault on the rights
and freedoms of all Americans;
Whereas on August 11 and 12, 2017, self-identified neo-Confederates, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux
Klansmen held white supremacist events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they marched on a synagogue under
the Nazi swastika, engaged in racist and anti-Semitic
demonstrations and committed brutal and deadly violence
against peaceful Americans;
Whereas a white nationalist murdered nine African American
worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal
Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on the evening of
June 17, 2015, in the hopes of igniting a nationwide race
war;
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Whereas on October 27, 2018, the perpetrator of the deadliest attack on Jewish people in the history of the United
States killed 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue building in Pittsburgh and reportedly stated that
he ‘‘wanted all Jews to die’’;
Whereas anti-Semitism is the centuries-old bigotry and form
of racism faced by Jewish people simply because they are
Jews;
Whereas in 2017 the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported a 37 percent increase in hate crimes against Jews
or Jewish institutions and found that attacks against
Jews or Jewish institutions made up 58.1 percent of all
religious-based hate crimes;
Whereas there is an urgent need to ensure the safety and security of Jewish communities, including synagogues,
schools, cemeteries, and other institutions;
Whereas Jews are the targets of anti-Semitic violence at even
higher rates in many other countries than they are in the
United States;
Whereas it is a foreign policy priority of the United States
to monitor and combat anti-Semitism abroad;
Whereas anti-Semitism includes blaming Jews as Jews when
things go wrong; calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology
or extremist view of religion; or making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotyped allegations about
Jews;
Whereas Jewish people are subject in the media and political
campaigns to numerous other dangerous anti-Semitic
myths as well, including that Jews control the United

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States Government or seek global, political, and financial
domination and that Jews are obsessed with money;
Whereas scapegoating and targeting of Jews in the United
States have persisted for many years, including by the
Ku Klux Klan, the America First Committee, and by
modern neo-Nazis;
Whereas accusing Jews of being more loyal to Israel or to the
Jewish community than to the United States constitutes
anti-Semitism because it suggests that Jewish citizens
cannot be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors,
when Jews have loyally served our Nation every day since
its founding, whether in public or community life or military service;
Whereas accusations of dual loyalty generally have an insidious and pernicious history, including—
(1) the discriminatory incarceration of Americans of
Japanese descent during World War II on their basis of
race and alleged dual loyalty;
(2) the Dreyfus affair, when Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish French artillery captain, was falsely convicted of
passing secrets to Germany based on his Jewish background;
(3) when the loyalty of President John F. Kennedy
was questioned because of his Catholic faith; and
(4) the post-9/11 conditions faced by Muslim-Americans in the United States, including Islamophobia and
false and vicious attacks on and threats to Muslim-Americans for alleged association with terrorism;
Whereas anti-Muslim bigotry entails prejudicial attitudes towards Muslims and people who are perceived to be Muslim, including the irrational belief that Muslims are inherently violent, disloyal, and foreign;
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Whereas Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim are subjected to false and dangerous stereotypes and myths including unfair allegations that they sympathize with individuals who engage in violence or terror or support the
oppression of women, Jews, and other vulnerable communities;
Whereas in 2017, mosques were bombed in Bloomington,
Minnesota, and burned in Austin, Texas, Victoria, Texas,
Bellevue, Washington, and Thonotosassa, Florida, and
mass attacks on Muslim communities were planned
against communities in Islamberg, New York, in 2019,
Jacksonville, Florida, in 2017, and Garden City, Kansas,
in 2016;
Whereas the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that
hate crimes against Muslims or Muslim institutions in
the United States increased by over 99 percent between
2014 and 2016;
Whereas attacks motivated by bigotry against those who are
Muslim or perceived to be Muslim have substantially increased since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks;
Whereas the violation of an individual’s civil rights based on
his or her actual or perceived membership in a particular
religious group clearly violates the Constitution and laws
of the United States; and
Whereas all Americans, including Jews, Muslims, and Christians and people of all faiths and no faith, have a stake
in fighting anti-Semitism, as all Americans have a stake
in fighting every form of bigotry and hatred against people based on religion, race, or place of birth and origin:
Now, therefore, be it
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Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

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(1) rejects the perpetuation of anti-Semitic

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stereotypes in the United States and around the

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world, including the pernicious myth of dual loyalty

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and foreign allegiance, especially in the context of

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support for the United States-Israel alliance;

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(2) condemns anti-Semitic acts and statements

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as hateful expressions of intolerance that are con-

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tradictory to the values that define the people of the

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United States;

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(3) reaffirms its support for the mandate of the

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United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat

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Anti-Semitism as part of the broader policy priority

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of fostering international religious freedom and pro-

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tecting human rights all over the world;

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(4) rejects attempts to justify hatred or violent

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attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or

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frustration over political events in the Middle East

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or elsewhere;

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(5) acknowledges the harm suffered by Muslims

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and others from the harassment, discrimination, and

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violence that result from anti-Muslim bigotry;

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(6) condemns anti-Muslim discrimination and

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bigotry against all minorities as contrary to the val-

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ues of the United States;

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(7) condemns the death threats received by

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Jewish and Muslim Members of Congress, including

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in recent weeks;

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(8) encourages law enforcement and govern-

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ment officials to avoid conduct that raises the spec-

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ter of unconstitutional profiling against anyone be-

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cause of their race, religion, nationality, political, or

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particular social group, including the assignment of

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blame or targeting members of an entire religious

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group for increased suspicion, based on the conduct

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of a single individual or small group of individuals;

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and

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(9) encourages all public officials to confront

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the reality of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism,

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and other forms of bigotry, as well as historical

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struggles against them, to ensure that the United

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States will live up to the transcendent principles of

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tolerance, religious freedom, and equal protection as

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embodied in the Declaration of Independence and

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the first and 14th amendments to the Constitution.

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Daryl Dixon played by Norman Reedus rides a new motorcycle in the television series Walking Dead. The  motorcycle is a KTM 525 EXC. The KTM 525 EXC is an enduro motorcycle and was manufactured from 2003-2007. The motorcycle is still manufactured today, but is now called the KTM 500. The KTM 500cc class of enduro motorcycles were manufactured from 1989 to the present. All 500 class EXC motorcycles during that time used the same naming convention other motorcycle manufacturers use to denote a change in engine size, 500, 520, 525, and 530 etc, yet the KTM EXC 500 class always used the same 510.4cc engine even though the misleading name indicated a change in displacement between different models.

The KTM 525 EXC motorcycle is more appropriate for Dayle Dixon to ride trhough Zombie infested area's than his old Triumph or Yamaha street bike. I always thought the KLR 650 would be a good motorcycle to have in any war torn area with its 6 gallon gas tank and reliable thumper motor, but I doubt you will ever see one in Walking Dead. I don't know what episode or season the KTM motorcycle first appeared and I don't know what happened to Daryl's Yamaha. I don't watch the show on a regular basis.

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Off Topic / Donald "HUGE Disappointment" Trump
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 06, 2019, 12:05:04 AM »
Donald Trump's #1 campaign promise was to stop illegal immigration and build a wall, and 3 years into his presidency we get no wall and this:

Record Immigration Surge at the Border
Illegal Immigration Under Trump Projected to Surpass Obama Era Levels

Donald Trump has failed the country and his voters. It's one thing to try and fail, but its quite another to start off by filling your staff with people who are against your #1 campaign promise and fire those who support you. Who does that and expects to succeed? I can't help but think there is more truth in Ann Coulter's statement calling him a PT Barnum than there was in Donald Trump's #1 campaign promise. He is either completely incompetent or the biggest con artist I have ever seen. At this point I'm leaning towards the latter. I hope I'm wrong.......
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Off Topic / Turn On A Dime
« Last post by smallengineshop on March 04, 2019, 04:46:17 PM »
Have you ever heard the old saying "turn on a dime?" How your situation can dramatically change in a very short time. I mention this because if your a Christian and your praying about a situation in your life, know that God can make things turn on a dime. Try to never lose hope by allowing your situation to cause you to negatively project into the future. Know that God can dramatically and miraculously change your situation in a blink of an eye, Never think you see all the details, because most likely the change will come out of left field and leave you completely amazed. Expect good things to happen......
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Why am I posting this? Because I couldn't find a link on Walmarts website to an application guide when shopping for Walmart batteries. Say what you want about Walmart battery quality, but they are very affordable. The battery I was shopping for at Walmart is over $60 cheaper than a compatible battery at Autozone, and it comes with the same 3 year replacement and 2 years prorated warranty. Plus Walmart stores are everywhere! It's easy to find a Walmart store to replace the battery under warranty if you have a problem. Just make sure you keep the receipt in your glove box. Don't keep the receipts too long in your wallet or pocket because the ink on the receipt will quickly disappear like it was printed with disappearing ink. I'm not even sure you need the receipt because there should be a date code sticker on the battery, but, just in case, it can help if you keep your receipts.

Pick the battery from the battery wrack with the newer and most recent date code. Stores like to put the older batteries near the front so they are sold before the newer batteries. But if you take the newer battery instead of one of the older one's, your warranty will start using the date code, which will extend your warranty. Plus the newer batteries are fresher than the older ones. How old the batteries are really depends on how busy the store is. All the batteries may have the same date code in a busy store like Walmart. I remember going to a Sears store once and looking for a deep cycle battery. They had one on the wrack that had been sitting there for over 4 years. Can you believe that? That same Sears store no longer exists and was closed down a few years ago.

The battery date code will appear on a round, approximately 3/4" diameter, colored sticker sticking to the outer battery case. For example, it might say "1/19" for January 2019. You can also check the date code using the string of characters printed on the plastic battery case. It looks like the printing for the string is done by melting or stamping the characters into the case. I believe the date code will be the first 2 characters in the string. For example, the first two characters might be G4, which means G is the 7th letter in the alphabet representing the 7th month of the year, and 4 is the last number in the year 2014. So G4 means the date code is July 2014. This code should match the date code on the sticker.



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