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Old 12-10-2006, 04:43 PM   #15
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In practice, while the country has gone metric use of old units (pounds, etc) continues.
Curiously a 'pund' is used in shops in The Netherlands for 1/2 kg - so 500g versus the pound of 454g.

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Old 12-10-2006, 04:57 PM   #16
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I believe the move to metric in Canada has had some amusing occurances -- A Canadian lady on Cape Breton Island once reminded me that Canada was now metric and I said I'd believe it really happened when newspaper receipes didn't use cups and ounces, meat in stores wasn't priced in dollars per pound and communities like One Hundred Mile House, BC rename themselves to the appropriate metric dimension.
Although it's been something like 30 years since they switched - Canada remains schizophrenic when it comes to metric. Meat and veggies are still priced (on the in-store displays) in $/lb or oz although at the register the official ring-up will be in $/kg. If you ask people for driving directions you'll get a bizarre mixture of the two. Example (not made up): "That's 10 clicks (kilometers) down the road, turn left at XYZ and the building is about 100 feet back from the road". My FAVORITE mix-up I remember seeing while I lived in Canada though was an ad for a bike that was posted at the University (UBC). While describing the bike they said it had 26 inch wheels and an 80 cm frame (might have those numbers wrong). ?????? I stood there wondering what the heck bolts were on the thing.

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:12 PM   #17
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the leesurelite is a really cool camper, my Brother pulls one behind his Harley from N.Ontario to Sturgis every year.

If my Dnepr lasts, I may look at one as well.
I'll never get rid of my egg, but a 32hp motorcycle just shouldn't be pulling a 3500 lb trailer.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:35 PM   #18
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the leesurelite is a really cool camper, my Brother pulls one behind his Harley from N.Ontario to Sturgis every year.

If my Dnepr lasts, I may look at one as well.
I'll never get rid of my egg, but a 32hp motorcycle just shouldn't be pulling a 3500 lb trailer.
Joe... I can't believe you actually RIDE one of those antiques! Geez, get rid of it and get yourself something MODERN... you know... like a Ural! Maybe with the side hack driven wheel and a machine gun mount... a REAL hauler...

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Old 12-11-2006, 06:36 AM   #19
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Joe... I can't believe you actually RIDE one of those antiques! Geez, get rid of it and get yourself something MODERN... you know... like a Ural! Maybe with the side hack driven wheel and a machine gun mount... a REAL hauler...

Roger
I have the two wheel drive version, no machine gun mount, with Canadian laws, that might make it a prohibited weapon
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #20
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...My FAVORITE mix-up I remember seeing while I lived in Canada though was an ad for a bike that was posted at the University (UBC). While describing the bike they said it had 26 inch wheels and an 80 cm frame (might have those numbers wrong). ?????? I stood there wondering what the heck bolts were on the thing...
The wheel size issue is worldwide. It really doesn't matter exactly what the wheel diameters are, as long as wheel and tire interchangeability is understood. As a result, nominal wheel sizes for cars and trucks are still in inches everywhere, while the rest of the tire dimensions are in metric units - thus, 205/75R14 tires on my trailer (205 mm wide, 14 inch wheel/bead seat diameter).

The bolts on the bike are likely all metric.

The U.S. has its own strange mixing of units. Cars, for instance, are now entirely metric (unless there are still inch-sized fasteners in those engines derived from 1950 designs), and have been going that way for at least 30 years... but of course the speedometers are in miles per hour. Like the hundredweight reference, the measurement system used gives one a bit of a hint about the history of the machine.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:04 PM   #21
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Hey! While you're on that site, check out the 'turning a caravan' video - it's a 'been there, done that' experience well worth the time to download and watch.
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