Welcome to Friday Fudge – a weekly round up of the more ‘unusual’ motorcycle related stories that are just too silly to post on their own, but raise a much bigger chortle when you slap them all together and take the piss.
Bike meets boat
What would you call a machine that combined a boat with a motorcycle? At first, it sounds like a vehicle James Bond would enjoy, but watch this YouTube video, and you’ll quickly realize it’s a lot more redneck than that – although the “genius” behind this design does seem to share 007’s ability to pick up the ladies. Of course, given the hillbilly nature of his invention, his “girlfriends” are also quite possibly his sisters.
Anyhow, his craft looks like it’s crazy but just might work, but don’t get too excited and try it yourself – you know you’ll just end up running afoul of growing legislation against two-stroke outboards.
Up in smoke
Don’t you just hate the idea of disposable lighters? Think of all the waste there is in this world, with smokers chucking old lighters away, left and right. What’s a fellow to do?
Well, as this photo shows, if you have a couple of them, you can make yourself a miniature motorcycle – at a much lower MSRP than that new Harley-Davidson you’ve always wanted. And, it could even come with a sweet flame job! Plus, you could always tell your friends with shaved-down sportbikes that you’ve got a lighter motorcycle. Get it?
But really, who’s got the time to perfect something like this? We hate to imply criminality, but we’re pretty sure the only place you’d pick up this sort of skill is in prison. At least it’s better than getting a crappy jailhouse tat, or getting shivved, like the boys from Sons of Anarchy.
Story source: Bikes in the Fast Lane
Two-wheels and a wall
Most of us remember our first two-wheeled outing with joy, but that’s because most of them didn’t end in an classic crash like this YouTube video. Of course, far be it from us to poke fun at the misfortune of others; no we simply present this video to you as a sober memory of the dangers of that first ride!
Easy does it
Usually, when you meet a cop or a traffic camera, and you’re speeding, it’s smart to brake, even just a bit – it could save you a ticket.
But be careful how much you brake, or you could end up flying down the road, your bike bouncing merrily down the pavement and showering you with sparks, and still lose your license for three months like this guy in Switzerland.
Story via CMG reader Harvey Miller
A dangerous delivery
Anytime you see a photo of a heavily overloaded scooter being used as a delivery bike, you’re left shaking your head, thinking “This won’t end well.” And, sometimes it doesn’t. Like in this video.
I guess that’s one way to do a backflip.
…but before a trip to any drinking establishment with you, Larry, and my ne’er-do-well friends. Ya bastid.
As for the CR-powered boat…I see Ginger, Maryanne and Gilligan (or is that the Professor?). Is Mrs Howell holding the video camera?
That last scooter vid looks like Blackie taking his wallet home after a trip to the ATM.