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post #11 of 17 Old 07-25-2011, 08:48 PM
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You sure take every opportunity to complain about the US units of measure being used by those of us that live here in the US. Are ya trying for a metric unit of measure only rule?
I don't actually. I do try to point out this is an international forum and many of us use measures different to those used in the USA so don't be narrow in your thinking.

The US did have a metric board and had passed the Metric Conversion Act in the Seventies-Eighties - but it all died. The US is one very few countries still using non-metric measures. Wikipedia indicates there only three countries left in world still doing so. The Canadians and British are confused.

If you look around the USA, you'll find metric measures everywhere. We went metric gradually over the period 1970-1988. Most people wouldn't even consider Imperial (conventional) units these days. One exception seems to be that most of us still use PSI and not kPa for tyre pressures (Europe seems to use Bar). Hee, service stations air gauges indicate PSI and kPA only. I grew up with and did my trade with Imperial and wouldn't consider going back to it. Metric is so much easier.

You'd be surprised how quickly one goes to thinking in only metric measures.

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I don't actually. I do try to point out this is an international forum and many of us use measures different to those used in the USA so don't be narrow in your thinking.
I am not being narrow in my thinking. I am thinking in the units of measure that work for me. If I am reading in the Aussie part of the forum and I see the units of measure they are discussing are metric and I want to know more I do the math. I sure don't point out to them that the majority of the contributing posters on this board are US citizens (which may or may not be true but I am sure you get the point) therefore it is rude of them to use their units of measure. I do the math and I am on my way.

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I am not being narrow in my thinking. I am thinking in the units of measure that work for me. If I am reading in the Aussie part of the forum and I see the units of measure they are discussing are metric and I want to know more I do the math.
Ahh, but this thread (and others to which I've added metric figures) are not necessarily US-specific areas of the forum.

We could discuss this over a beer in Spokane in two weeks time.

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Ahh, but this thread (and others to which I've added metric figures) are not necessarily US-specific areas of the forum.

We could discuss this over a beer in Spokane in two weeks time.
Sweet.....that would be great fun. I will even buy I love to host fellow troopers. If you would like I will even pm you my contact information. I am out of town until midday Saturday the 9th but would love to meet you.

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Sweet.....that would be great fun. I will even buy I love to host fellow troopers. If you would like I will even pm you my contact information. I am out of town until midday Saturday the 9th but would love to meet you.

Excellent. Will PM info.

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Since the bike knows the distance travelled and the amount of fuel used and the amount of fuel remaining, it's just a matter of programming to readout average fuel consumption and calculated range remaining. All the rider would need to do is push a button when the tank was filled up. I have a "computer" in my car that does exactly that.
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The fly in the ointment is that the bike doesn't really know with any accuracy how much fuel has been used or is left. That information comes from the fuel tank sender - and therein lies the problem. The sender provides only a rough approximation of available fuel, and it does that in a very non-linear fashion.

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