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My Carbon Footprint for 2012

Bus
1.80 metric tons at 10,000 miles
1.62 metric tons at 9,000 miles
1.44 metric tons at 8,000 miles
1.26 metric tons at 7,000 miles

Motorbike
1.56 metric tons at 10,000 miles
1.41 metric tons at 9,000 miles
1.25 metric tons at 8,000 miles
1.09 metric tons at 7,000 miles

Secondary Measurements
2.91 metric tons with daily red meat
2.61 metric tons with white/red meat
2.30 metric tons with mainly white meat
2.00 metric tons with mainly fish
1.70 metric tons with mainly vegetarian diet
1.39 metric tons with vegan diet

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2006 Yamaha Virago XV250

ENGINE
Oil Quantity:
Without oil filter element replacement: 1.40 L (1.48 US qt) (1.23 Imp.qt)
With oil filter element replacement: 1.60 L (1.69 US qt) (1.41 Imp.qt)
Currently using Valvoline 20W50 Motorcycle oil
Note: 1.3 L seems to be the best amount with oil filter element replacement.

    Tools

  • 9 ½” ratchet
  • 11/16 socket (1 ¼” long)
  • PH3 Bit

PARTS

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Price Comparisons
Search Date: 8/9/2011

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Part Number: 2UJ-15431-02-00
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Motorcycle Safety Guide

Motorcycle Operation Quiz on Quizlet

The following is based on the Twelfth Revision of the Motorcycle Safety Guide, May 2004.

1. A plastic shatter-resistant face shield:
A. Is not necessary if you have a windshield. [x]
B. Only protects your eyes. [x]
C. Helps protect your whole face. [x]
D. Does not protect your face as we as goggles. [x]

2. More than half of all crashes:
A. Occur at speeds greater than 35 mph. [x]
B. Happen at night. [x]
C. Are caused by worn tires. [x]
D. Involve riders who have ridden their motorcycles less than six months. [x] Continue reading Motorcycle Safety Guide