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post #11 of 23 Old 04-02-2019, 10:05 PM
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Electronics ? On a KLR ? Say it isn't so.
At least . . . CDI or FTBI (fully-transistorized breakerless ignition) in gasoline models, likely some solid-state electronic components in the Diesels (electronic fuel injection?).

More on ultimate survivalist films mentioned above (now edited into Post # 9):

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/...vs-i-am-legend

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I believe that there are integrated circuits in the CDI/Igniter. Those might be susceptible to an EMP. If you're concerned about an EMP as a real-life scenario, build a Faraday cage around the ignition module. The VRR is in a metal box already (I think. I have one of those Shindigindian ones), but cage it, too.

A diesel conversion is likely t come with electronics of a higher order, though.

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Dang. Well, what Damocles said.

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I'm no expert but there was a US gov study on vehicles and EMP in the '90's where they tested dozens of vehicles at various EMP strengths and only a few suffered any serious issues and all were running at the time - most exhibited no symptoms at all, several had nuisance warning lights, etc.....only a few stopped running and I think all but one restarted. If I wasn't so lazy I'd dig it up again.....but the take-away for me was that a KLR would be very unlikely to be affected......almost no chance if it was off at the time.

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I'm no expert but there was a US gov study on vehicles and EMP in the '90's where they tested dozens of vehicles at various EMP strengths and only a few suffered any serious issues and all were running at the time - most exhibited no symptoms at all, several had nuisance warning lights, etc.....only a few stopped running and I think all but one restarted. If I wasn't so lazy I'd dig it up again.....but the take-away for me was that a KLR would be very unlikely to be affected......almost no chance if it was off at the time.
Well, if you, and your KLR, suffer EMP (and other) effects from a proximate thermo-nuclear explosion, Dave . . . DO let us know how things worked out!

Wait a minute: Will COMPUTERS survive EMP? The Internet?

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Well, if you, and your KLR, suffer EMP (and other) effects from a proximate thermo-nuclear explosion, Dave . . . DO let us know how things worked out!

Wait a minute: Will COMPUTERS survive EMP? The Internet?
I'll send you a smoke signal.


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And, perhaps . . . "The Omega Man," and the re-make, "I Am Legend!"

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/...vs-i-am-legend
So speaking of post-apocalyptic movies, I heard of this one last night. Haven't watched it yet, but I like where the title is going: A Boy and His Dog. The synopsis sounds pretty whack

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So speaking of post-apocalyptic movies, I heard of this one last night. Haven't watched it yet, but I like where the title is going: A Boy and His Dog. The synopsis sounds pretty whack
Ah, a young Don Johnson and "Tiger" the dog from The Brady Bunch. I would have to classify it as "a little on the weird side......."
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Ah, a young Don Johnson and "Tiger" the dog from The Brady Bunch. I would have to classify it as "a little on the weird side......."
It sounds very weird, for sure. Have you seen it?

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It sounds very weird, for sure. Have you seen it?
I've read the book (by sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison) and have seen the movie twice, I believe; once back when it came out and then again a year or so ago. I would say "it was better the first time I saw it." Worth checking out, tho.
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