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Old 06-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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This is might seem strange to some but I've said stranger stuff before. I have a 1994 Honda Shadow 1100 v-twin with dual carbs. If an emp were to occur, what parts would get fried?
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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The important ones. Lol
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Anything electrical. The computer, solenoids , ext.....
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Anything electrical. The computer, solenoids , ext.....
I see what you mean about the solenoind by mine has no CPU. I watched a video of a car getting EMP'd & the power windows still worked. Does that mean my fuel pump might still work?
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I see what you mean about the solenoind by mine has no CPU. I watched a video of a car getting EMP'd & the power windows still worked. Does that mean my fuel pump might still work?
Humm I'm not to sure. When it comes to electrical me giving you advice is like Hellen Keller leading Ray Charles across the street. If your welling to try I have seen someone show how you can test it. Bad thing is it will fry it if it fails.
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Humm I'm not to sure. When it comes to electrical me giving you advice is like Hellen Keller leading Ray Charles across the street. If your welling to try I have seen someone show how you can test it. Bad thing is it will fry it if it fails.
Lol nice
Hmmm, I might need a faraday cage tested
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What kind of ignition does yours have? If it has the old points like in the 1970's, you might be OK, but i would bet electronic ignition controls will be the problem.
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Lol nice
Hmmm, I might need a faraday cage tested
Well do you. It's hard to tell with the rolleyes.
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What kind of ignition does yours have? If it has the old points like in the 1970's, you might be OK, but i would bet electronic ignition controls will be the problem.
I'm not sure what points are
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If it has a distributor cap it has points. Replace those and the coil and you are back on the road. If the wires come directly out of the engine it has pickup coils and magnets in the flywheel like a lawnmower or weedeater. Replace the pickup coils and you are back on the road.
If you want to know what points are find an old early 70's car or truck and take the distributor cap off. At the base of the distributor you'll see 2 "claw" looking pinchers with contact pads. They open and close to allow juice to flow to the spark plug. It's just a mechanical spark control module.
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