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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2015, 12:00 PM
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Off topic, sort of - what's with that new crazy math you 'murcans have now - Common Core or something? Looks super complicated - I cannot imagine calculating MPG or even the cost of a litre - oops, better make that a quart, if milk.
The US government has figured out that our math skills are lagging behind many other countries. So our schools now have been ordered to catch up by going slower than everybody else. It's perfectly logical. So since looking smart is just as good or better than being smart, we say we understand it even though we don't, so that we look smart, which is the most important thing. Get it?(say yes)
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2015, 07:27 PM
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Yikes!

I'm curious -- did you follow the OM's description for checking the oil? IE, on the center-stand on a *level* surface, wait a few minutes for the warm oil to drain to the pan?

What I do now is drain, swap filter, etc, then pour a straight gallon in. Start and warm for a couple minutes, shut off and wait 5 minutes or so. Then I open my partial gallon, and slowly add more until the sight-glass is at 2/3 mark. Done.

Sadly, I hardly ever check it after that since it's never needed oil between changes (4k for me).
My book called for 4.22 quarts -- or as Bernie said, 4 liters.

I just dump a gallon in then measure 7 ounces and dump it in. After running the engine and letting it settle, it's right on the top line. Then after I ride it, it covers the window and stays there until next time.
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LMAO on the metric versus English system. It's not a problem if you can do simple math. There are a couple of us who can actually do it in our heads. It is a real problem now that they don't teach arithmetic in school anymore. LOL Congress should pass a law that every baby born in the USA should be issued a calculator at birth.
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LMAO on the metric versus English system. It's not a problem if you can do simple math. There are a couple of us who can actually do it in our heads. It is a real problem now that they don't teach arithmetic in school anymore. LOL Congress should pass a law that every baby born in the USA should be issued a calculator at birth.
There's a calculator on their cell phone

Actually, I think calculators are part of the problem. I occasionally impress someone by doing simple math in my head, but I just learned some simple tricks. For instance, the other day someone needed something multiplied by 18, and I did it in my head. But all I did was multiply it by 20 then subtract 10%. Reliance on tools that'll do it for them keeps people from learning simple tricks like this.

I think we'll be a mixed metric and our US system. Look at your motorcycle, for instance. The rear tire is 180mm/55% ZR17inches. My Japanese car also has 17 inch wheels -- why not 43 cm?

My house is framed 16" on center. If we remodeled at some point would we go to Home Depot and buy 1.2192 x 2.4384 plywood?

That's something I've wondered about that my European friends can answer for me. What are the standard framing sizes where you live? 40cm on center or something? Is plywood 120cm x 240cm or something like that?
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