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Old 11-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Was Captain Sparrow riding a Harley?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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On a 200cc motor with 6 volt direct lighting from a flywheel magneto, wiring all those lights up and switching them on would have the same effect as stamping on the brakes then sticking a match in the petrol tank.

Only the headlight was connected.
Ha...I had seen pictures of the wildly done-up scooters before but never paid much attention to them, but this time I looked at the pic and thought 'what did they have to do the charging system to handle all that?'. Your comment makes a lot of sense now that I think about it! Not to mention that (at least here in the states) you can't legally run more than a certain number of forward facing lights.

I imagine it also didn't do the handling any favors.

Another decorating fashion I never understood is the crazy Indianan truckers. But looking at the scooter above, perhaps it's just some attempt to connect with their former Empire?

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's no attempt whatsoever to connect with their former empire. It's them being themselves. I rather like it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If Captain Jack Sparrow were a bus, he'd look just like the one zelatore posted above.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Was Captain Sparrow riding a Harley?
Noooooooo, a triumph of course

He was riding one of these.....


shiver me timbers, aye aye lad!!!!!

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That thing is as big as a pirate ship. It even has a bowsprit.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That thing is as big as a pirate ship. It even has a bowsprit.
Now all we need is to see Keira Knightly on that ship...scantily clad, of course.
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That thing is as big as a pirate ship. It even has a bowsprit.
LOL - it is a big beast, almost as big as a pirate ship......!!!!!

Keira Knightley did a perfume ad over here in the UK a couple of years ago, she appeared to be riding a motorcycle in the ad, but can anyone tell me if she actually rides bikes (I would guess she doesn't)?

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