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.
Ichiban Moto is back this week. Here are some tips for building a brat-style seat for your cafe racer – valuable information indeed, for the home builder. A pillow, a real estate sign, a wife’s jacket – there’s no limit on what materials end up in this build.
As always, we urge you to pay special attention to the tools used in this video. You’ll pick up shop tips you’d never encounter without expert advice like this on YouTube. He’s got a twin turbo blower setup he’s working on that we can’t wait to see, but we’ll have to wait for him to convert his motor to a two-stroke first.
Want to buy a Popemobile? This February, you can, and it’s a two-wheeled version.
Some readers might remember Harley-Davidson gave Pope Benedict XVI a motorcycle during one of their 110th anniversary tour a few months ago. The bike was then presented to Pope Francis when he succeeded Benedict. Since he’s no longer allowed to be bad to the bone (job requirement), the cleric turned around and offered the bike to an auction house, with proceeds to be given to the poor.
Turns out that auction is coming soon. The Softail Classic goes on the block at the Bonhams auction in Paris on February 5. There’s no reserve, but we expect it won’t be cheap.
Mr. Porky rides again
Ever heard of Mr. Porky? He’s sort of a UK equivalent to the Munchies, a mascot for unhealthy fried food. But don’t let that rotund experience deceive you – he’s a threat on the racetrack, even when up against Guy Martin.
Dog of a motor
We’re not sure what this canine’s name is, but we’re guessing it’s Thumper.
“Motorcycle assembly tape” … the guy must hang out at a racetrack, lol.