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Old 06-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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So why don't they?

Engineer the engines to take a even amount of oil, not this 2.9 qts or whatever, make it three quarts

Put louder horns on bikes

Put angled tire valves as standard
and the list can go on.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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I agree with everything except the oil.
They engineer on the metric system and have to convert the measurement to U.S.

How come the U.S. does not get with the metric system? Its a pain in the .
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Can you imagine how many people would be confused if that did happen?
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Can you imagine how many people would be confused if that did happen?
Yes for a period of time but the band aid needs to be ripped off sooner than later.
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Agreed! The metric system is soo much better than the avoirdupois system.
Being based on multiples of ten makes more sense than a foot being 12 inches. Degrees based on the freezing and boiling points of water instead of some random 32degs F.

They used to say that it would be a big economic impact on the U.S. to switch because all the products were marked in pounds and ounces, or gallons, etc.
Now, most of what little we still produce is already marked for world trade.

When was the last time you bought a quart of Coke or a pint of water?
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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It is going to take a few more generations before we are metric I do believe.
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in engineering the metric system is so much better like I don't even think I could help you understand how much easier the metric system is to work with
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #8
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in engineering the metric system is so much better like I don't even think I could help you understand how much easier the metric system is to work with
Are you saying I am not smart enough to understand? If you are your an idiot. If you were not referring to me then use more generic terms ad STFU
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I know how to contend with both. I was taught metric and customary simultaneously and most college students today are the same if they actually pay attention in class. Also most products are in metric and customary. Look on the box next time you go shopping. The US is big enough to use both.
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I know an ounce is 28.3 grams and a kilo is 2.2 lbs. what else is there to know?
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Try being a machinist. You gotta deal with metric, standard and the metric inch. Its a clusterfuck sometimes.
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I know an ounce is 28.3 grams and a kilo is 2.2 lbs. what else is there to know?
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Oh and a 1 ml=1cc
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i cannot agree more about switching to the metric system,
all values that you deal with whether its quarts or litres, cubic centimeters or cubic inches ; torque measured in newtons or newton meters vs ft lbs, power is measured in watts which to me is easier to understand

and alot of american cars/trucks come with some metric bolts on them from the factory anyway.


Get rid of SAE and 1 ENTIRE set of tools disappears (no need to worry about collecting SAE anymore, can rid your tool box of them)

the pro's are endless
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Why I carry a metric adjustable on my bike.
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I carry a metric crescent wrench and a metric vise grip.
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So why don't they?

Engineer the engines to take a even amount of oil, not this 2.9 qts or whatever, make it three quarts

Put louder horns on bikes

Put angled tire valves as standard
and the list can go on.
Amen. My Griso has two horns and is loud enough, but fails the other two categories. The monster had angled valve stems, but again had a weird oil level and a weak horn. Three simple things that would improve near every motorcycle!
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You all forget, it is not about making things easier for us. It's about telling the rest of the world, you, we are doing it our way.
Quit quoting frank sinatra (loosely that is)
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