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Is the "Doohickey problem" something Kawasaki KLR650 owners should worry about? This video interviews a 25 year Kawasaki mechanic who says he has not seen one failure on a KLR650 engine caused by the notorious Doohickey problem.

For the record, I still own my 2009 KLR650 which I've owned since new and is closing in on 40,000 miles. I have never done anything to the engine other than routine maintenance. No doohickey no thermobob mods.... I just rode the bike yesterday in 18F weather and plan to ride the bike again this evening, but hopefully its warmer.

Finally we get to see some KLRs on Walking Dead. The #1 motorcycle voted to survive the apocalypse, and they wait until the last season to use the motorcycle on the show. I guess it's better late than never.

Two second generation Kawasaki KLR 650s are used on the Walking Dead show in season 11, episode 20: Whats Been Lost. In episode 21, Outpost 22, you still see the same second generation KLRs, but a first generation KLR shows up for a chase scene with Daryl Dixon riding the motorcycle. The scene ends with the bike falling down and sliding under a fallen tree. The motorcycle is missing the plastic radiator shrouds and the crash scene probably had something to do with that. I find it odd that they used second generation KLRs for every scene accept the crash scene. I wonder if it had something to do with plastic parts breaking?

I always thought the show would make a KLR650 the permanent motorcycle for Norman Reedus character, Daryl Dixon, but they never did. The KLRs are used by the Commonwealth police force, who look more like Star Wars Storm Troopers than cops due to the safety pads they wear.   I think the motorcycles being used in this role is a testament to the KLR's reputation of being such a utilitarian motorcycle.

Both KLRs riding side by side. Both bikes look like their painted with a color similar to a flat olive green, and it looks military.

Daryl Dixon on the first generation Kawasaki KLR. Notice the plastic radiator shrouds are missing.

Kawasaki KLR chase scene on Walking Dead.

Kawasaki KLR sliding under a fallen tree.
Off Topic Posts / Gas powered cars are cheaper to drive than EV's
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 30, 2023, 05:39:12 PM »
The cost for electricity has gone up. According to Anderson Economic Group the cost to drive a non-luxury gas powered car 100 miles is $11.29. The cost to drive an electric car 100 miles that was charged at home is $11.60. The cost to drive an electric car 100 miles that was charged at a recharging station is $14.40. It's now more expensive to drive a non-luxury electric car than it is a gas powered car, and if you think it's green to drive an electric car your wrong. Most electricity is generated from burning fossil fuel, not to mention the problems associated with mining metals like Cobalt used in electric vehicle batteries. The same people pushing electric vehicles on everyone will ad taxes to owning an EV making it even more expensive. I will never forget the politician who told the nation the solution to rising gas prices was to sell your gas powered car and buy an electric vehicle.

It's going to be horrible if everyone is forced to drive an electric vehicle using today's technology. Not only will you pay more, but you'll be forced to deal with problems associated with electric vehicle batteries such as recharge times and poor range. If you use your electric vehicle for things other than simple commuting these problems get much worse.

Gas-Powered Cars Cheaper to Fuel Than Electric in Late 2022
Off Topic Posts / When Chrysler had trouble naming a car
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 26, 2023, 06:08:05 PM »
The two door fastback coupe version of the Dodge Dart was renamed 'Beaver' in 1971, but when the Chrysler marketing department realized 'Beaver' is slang for something else, they renamed the car Demon. The name Demon stuck for a couple of years, 1971-1972, but outside forces demanded Chrysler change the name yet again, and in 1973 Chrysler renamed the car to Dodge Dart Sport. I think it's fair to say Chrysler had trouble naming this car.

Here's a Dodge dealership promotional video comparing the 1971 Dodge Demon to the 1971 Chevrolet Vega. It's odd to hear someone refer to a car as Demon.
Off Topic Posts / World War 3
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 25, 2023, 05:24:10 PM »
America is sending 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine for a cost of $267,000,000. That doesn't include the cost for American support staff and training. For America this is no longer a proxy war with Russia. Americans will be on the ground in Ukraine. Mean while, Russian president Putin is negotiating with the Taliban to purchase US aircraft, vehicles and weapons left behind when Joe Biden pulled America out of Afghanistan. Do you remember there were so many aircraft, vehicles and weapons left behind it added up to billions of dollars?

American leaders are stupid, corrupt and wicked! The same people who turned Western nations and societies upside down and sideways are bringing World War 3 to your front door. I don't think they're going to win this.......

"Third World War has started."
Off Topic Posts / 1956 English nurses praying for their patients
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 22, 2023, 06:27:46 PM »
This is real!

Off Topic Posts / Banned video on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 22, 2023, 05:57:09 PM »
This video was Banned on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube. Why?

One of the first red flags I saw concerning the Covid 19 vaccination is Pfizer not being legally liable for the drug. Now people are dropping dead with heart problems, and the CEO can't answer important questions, and Mark Zuckerburg and Google are covering for him.

The Plymounth Duster really was the better deal (see video)? It's now known the Ford Pinto would catch fire if it was rear ended at the right speed, and the Chevrolet Vega had rust problems and engine damage if it over heated, at least with early models.

I've heard owners of all three models say how much they loved their car, so when I hear someone say this car was bad because of this or that, I take it with a grain of salt. Usually if a car is well maintained and not abused it will last a long time with descent performance. I wouldn't fear owning or driving any one of these models.

A great way to see these old cars as they first existed is to watch old TV shows. In the first season, fourth episode of Rockford Files, James Garners character travels to Arizona and rents a Chevrolet Vega. In the same episode he gets chased by a Mack semi truck on a highway, but manages to use his cars small size to escape the threat. The 1971 Chevrolet Vega was the first subcompact car. I think 1971 was the first year the subcompact category came into existence. The Vega used in this episode is probably a 73 or 74 model.

James Garner driving a Chevrolet Vega on the TV show, Rockford Files

Off Topic Posts / Disturbing
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 20, 2023, 06:46:31 PM »
People now days make fun of this 1961 PSA video warning boys about the dangers of homosexuals and the link to pedophilia. It's easy to disregard the video, but than you read a current event story about two married homosexual men who adopted two boys from a Christian special-needs adoption agency, and not only raped them on a regular basis but also pimped them out to an LGBTQ pedophile ring, and you begin to wonder if there is any truth to the 1961 PSA video.

Is there a link between homosexuality and pedophilia? And if there is, can you trust the ruling class to reveal something this damaging to LGBTQ and their so called "social progress?"

Click image to view article: Report: Gay Couple Accused of Pimping Adopted Sons to Local Pedophiles
Off Topic Posts / Globalism Diversity
« Last post by smallengineshop on January 19, 2023, 06:39:15 PM »
Republican congresswoman, Maria Salazar, said during a talk at Davo's that she represents illegal immigrants residing in America. When Maria Salazar took office she took an oath before God to defend America's borders and represent American citizens by doing what is in their best interest, yet it seems illegal immigrants are more important. Referring to illegal immigrants she said: "who speak my language, look like me and sound like me." Salazar feels she has more in common with illegal immigrants than traditional America.

Maria Salazar's biggest lie is claiming she wants to seal the border and give illegal immigrants dignity without citizenship. How about giving America some dignity by doing the right thing and not making America look like the biggest chump to ever exist?

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