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From motorsportmagazine talking about the 500cc 2 stroke days.

Quote: A 2 stroke fires every 2 revolutions, while a 4 stroke fires every fourth revolution.

I am sure these folks get paid for what they write. What is wrong with the quote / statement?

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You mean to say it doesn't take a full rotation for the piston to go from BDC to TDC? :rolleyes:
 

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The way it is written? A two stroke fires every revolution the four stoke cycle takes 2 full revolutions to complete.
 
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That can't possibly be true, or they would be called 1 strokes & 2 strokes. ;)
I wonder how the authors would have described a hit-n-miss engine.
 

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From motorsportmagazine talking about the 500cc 2 stroke days.

Quote: A 2 stroke fires every 2 revolutions, while a 4 stroke fires every fourth revolution.

I am sure these folks get paid for what they write. What is wrong with the quote / statement?

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They must get paid for what they write, because they
sure aren't getting paid for what they know. :devil::devil::devil:
 

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From motorsportmagazine talking about the 500cc 2 stroke days.

Quote: A 2 stroke fires every 2 revolutions, while a 4 stroke fires every fourth revolution.

I am sure these folks get paid for what they write. What is wrong with the quote / statement?

UK
They say revolutions, we say strokes.

They say tomato, we say... You guys need a proof reader.
 

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The article should have said a 2 stroke fires every 2 strokes, and a 4 stroke fires every 4 strokes.
He or she should have left revolutions out completely. He was talking about 3 and 4 cylinder 2 strokes, which affects the number of revolutions required to fire each piston. A 4 stroke V8 for instance, requires 2 revolutions to fire all 8.

Maybe it is just me, but I find so many errors in the news, and articles. Not stuff written by folks that know the subject matter, but by reporters writing about stuff they know little about.

Two examples. The 12 meter boats used for the America's cup races are about 39 feet long. They are about 65 feet long.

The Vestus sail rocket, set sailing records for the 500 mile, and 1 mile distances. Should be 500 meters and 1 mile.

Plus a bonus from today's news. Camaro involved in apparent collision with 2 bison found dead in park.

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Plus a bonus from today's news. Camaro involved in apparent collision with 2 bison found dead in park.
That's a jewel. Will there be visitations at the funeral home for the Camaro?
 

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That's a jewel. Will there be visitations at the funeral home for the Camaro?
The article did have a pic, and the Camaro did look dead. Owner from NJ is missing. Wood Buffalo Park in Canada. Owner had stopped for gas not far away. Gas guy told him to take it easy.

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Clearly they need a copy editor who has a little grease under their fingernails !!

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Gee - what's a copy editor? I don't think that office has existed for many years, now.
 

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Gee - what's a copy editor? I don't think that office has existed for many years, now.
Once upon a time, I complained often enough, about the Yacht Club's monthly news letter, that I became a proof reader. My job was to check for accuracy, and things that did not make sense. We had a retired English prof who checked for grammar, and another old guy, that I think checked our corrections. Once a month the three of us would sit at a table for a couple of hours, and mumble grumble.

This in no way lets me off the hook for the odd errors in my own postings. Some of which I blame on this sticky key board. Some of my stories come from the sixties, so I should be excused for those.
Now and then I put the CB450 valve spring torsion bar, in the vice and twist it.

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I bet you have a dickens of a time with my posts where my fingers simply don't keep up with my thoughts and whole words get left out. Even multiple words some times. And no matter how many times I re-read, that silly mind fills in just what I intend to say. But you poor folks on the other side must go...what the heck is this idiot trying to say? Sometimes I wish someone would poke me so I could correct things before my edit time is up. Although right now I could correct things weeks later but at that point, who would care. I do feel sorry for y'all on the receiving side. I can see you just shaking your heads.:wink2:
 

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A 4 stroke V8 fires every 90 degrees of rotation of the crankshaft. The camshaft will turn at half the speed of the crankshaft.
YOU should be writing for Motorsportmagazine instead of that other guy! LOL!!!
 

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I totally agree. TR is the go to guy if you want to straight scoop.
 

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YOU should be writing for Motorsportmagazine instead of that other guy! LOL!!!
I wouldn't want the daily pressure of writing for a magazine. I understand how writers often fail in their subject matter. Writing about how an engine works can be boring to those who don't understand the workings of an internal combustion engine.

There is a huge difference between writing a book and writing an article for a magazine. But both require taking the time to edit their piece until it's just right. When writing a book this can take days, weeks, and quite often many months just to get everything just right. They aren't perfectionists, but they have learned the discipline of their craft. Anyone who presents themselves as a writer, automatically believes in what they are doing. It's understood that writing is not their job, or profession, it is a calling. And their approach to writing a magazine article is the same as writing a book. The discipline is the same.

Bad writers are those who presume their writing has achieved a certain level of excellence, they close themselves off to editing or rewriting. Too often they seem haughty and arrogant. Personally I think this comes from being lazy and their fear of not being good enough. Why wouldn't a writer want to edit their piece? Why not rewrite? And so their work ends up being scattered and disconnected, not nearly as good as they think. It's difficult for decent writers to keep their humility because they think they are great now, so they see no need to rewrite or ask for feedback. A great way to learn.

I started - for my own reasons - writing a book about a year and a half ago. I have barely gotten past the first chapter because I am constantly going back, re-reading, making changes, editing, always seeing how I could have written it differently. I also write lyric for my music and I have learned that part of being adept in writing, especially in song lyrics, is knowing when to stop. There is always the one change, that one little edit that maybe I should make. But understanding the story and knowing when you completed it as it should be, is something to be learned by the discipline. It ain't easy brother...With the book, I think I'm being a perfectionist. Probably never finish it.
 

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Writing a monthly magazine article would have too much pressure time-wise. The editor demanding something that fits just so by a certain time would no longer make it fun.
 

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"Bad writers are those who presume their writing has achieved a certain level of excellence, they close themselves off to editing or rewriting. Too often they seem haughty and arrogant." - Quote, Tobacco Road

^ I'm guessing that's why you can't always trust the book / manual.

I've seen information in service manuals and books that are just wrong. The same is true for gun and motorcycle magazines.
Sometimes it's next to impossible to convince a customer that the "text book" is wrong...
 
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