# Thread: Ride plate question???

1. ## Ride plate question???

when u guys talk about the ride plate setup measure of being .950 etc.what unit is this measurement ,inches,centimetrs,millmetres???

2. its an imperial measurement, they cant get their heads around the metric system

3. Originally Posted by Full_Throttle
when u guys talk about the ride plate setup measure of being .950 etc.what unit is this measurement ,inches,centimetrs,millmetres???

Hello Full Throttle when you say .950 that is 950 thousand of an inch. 1.000 would be an inch.

4. 24.13 mm

5. Originally Posted by jpa1300
24.13 mm
I made it 22.86mm.
I know I am really dumb when it comes to imperial
Philipgpr told me 1" is 2.54cm
.100" is 2.54mm
.25" is .65mm.
Don't know how he got them, but going on that:
I worked out .950=22.86mm, and the 'nikel' one for the pump shoe of .70" to be 1.8mm.
I can work no prob in metric, but am crap at imperial.
Where am I going wrong????

6. 1 inch = 2.54 cm= 25.4mm

7. Originally Posted by stlouisramsfan
1 inch = 2.54 cm= 25.4mm
Sorry for the typo.
I would like to blame my infra red keyboard, but Wales have just beaten Ireland in ruby union, so it's probably more likley to be the beer!!!!
I have just edited.
Yes I know 1 inch = 2.54mm.
It's the rest of it that ****'s me up

8. when they say .950 they mean .950 of an inch or .95 of 2.54cm or .950 of 25.4mm either way its a fraction of something

there are 4 thousandanths of an inch to .01 mm which is why you use thou's in surface grinding ( its a smaller measurement)

9. .950X25.4=24.13mm How did you come up with 22.86??

10. Originally Posted by izz0
when they say .950 they mean .950 of an inch or .95 of 2.54cm or .950 of 25.4mm either way its a fraction of something

there are 4 thousandanths of an inch to .01 mm which is why you use thou's in surface grinding ( its a smaller measurement)
Try 0.1mm ='s 0.004" /4 thou

Sorry I couldn't resist your typo!