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Welcome to Friday Fudge. If it’s weird, funny, or strange motorcycle news, or it just plain won’t fit anywhere else on the site – you’ll find it here.


Fighting crime

How do you stop motorcycle theft? The po-po in Pakistan’s city of Karachi have come up with a novel solution; instead of going on a crackdown on crooks, they’ve instead started trying to get owners to lock their motorcycles more securely.

Trouble is, the local motorcyclists don’t want to lock their bikes up. So the police have been going around immobilizing their machines the old-fashioned way – they’ve been slashing tires. Supposedly, over 100 bikes were disabled at a Karachi mall this way, and their angry owners are demanding compensation. Hey, waddya wanna bet one of the local police officers also owns a motorcycle tire shop?

A flat tire? Seems like the police have been around. Photo: Instructables
A flat tire? Seems like the police have been around. Photo: Instructables

Source: Motorbike Times


Getaway

You probably missed it, but a few news outlets picked up a story about an Arizona man who recently left his 11-month old daughter in a running car while he ran amok in a pet store.

According to reports, police were called to the store, where the miscreant had climbed into a ceiling and hidden. He hadn’t hidden very well, though, as he left a gaping hole behind and the police easily hauled him down and slapped the cuffs on him, arresting him on suspicion of drunk driving and other charges.

His defense? The man claimed he had been hiding from a motorcycle gang that was after him, and he fled into the mall, leaving his daughter behind because he thought they wouldn’t harm her. After all, calling the police in would have only complicated matters, right?

Source: NY Daily News

Does this look like a good place to hide from the Hells Angels?
Does this look like a good place to hide from the Hells Angels?

Learning curve

This is one of those times that limiting learner displacements seems like a good idea.


Equine madness

We’ve heard plenty of stories about fundraising rides before; give any cruiser rider a sunny weekend, it seems, and they can’t resist firing up the old V-twin and cruising for hemorrhoid research or the cure for kidney stones.

A group of veterinarians from the UK have a bit of a different mission this summer when they go on a fundraising tour. Instead of raising money for sick people, they’re raising money for donkeys.

They’re touring all the way to St. Petersburg in Russia, a distance of 2,700 miles from their start, to raise £50,000 for the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust. Along the way, they’ll be delivering guest lectures at vet colleges as part of their fundraising efforts We just hope they actually raise enough money, and don’t make total asses of themselves.

We can think of better reasons to ride to Russie. Photo: Wikimedia
We can think of better reasons to ride to Russie. Photo: Wikimedia

Source: Advertiser

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