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If Evil thought brake extensions were a good idea, who am I to argue?

Old 07-23-18, 05:58 PM
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If Evil thought brake extensions were a good idea, who am I to argue?


Someday, I'm going to go for a ride with a shorty cape on... I bet it will be awesome.
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Old 07-23-18, 06:21 PM
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Lol, guy had moxie.
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His stage name was also Evel. Better thread title though. Made me click on it.
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Old 07-23-18, 06:57 PM
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Evel pretty much rode anything they put under him.....that's why he is called a "Daredevil"!
He would not have as many broken bones if he just used a top line motocross bike from those times, instead of the "lead sled", in comparison, Harleys they gave him....
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Evel pretty much rode anything they put under him.....that's why he is called a "Daredevil"!



Seriously, he was a major dude and true legend.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post





Seriously, he was a major dude and true legend.
Agree,........but it's a bit sad to see him riding that thing,........
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"The bikes come with these safety tips that bear my name"

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Safety tips:

Tip 1: Make sure mom and dads insurance has a low deductible.
Tip 2: Never try to stick the landing after jumping thru the spray of an outdoor fountain.
Tip 3: Make sure your cape isn't so long as to be sucked into your chain.
Tip 4: As a general rule, bell bottoms and chainrings don't mix.
Tip 5: Chicks dig helmet hair.
Tip 6: Never smoke and ride. Or drink, unless your self-medicating.
Tip 7: Never deploy your safety chute mere microseconds after clearing your takeoff ramp.
Tip 8: I wanted it to be "Evil", but due to copyright reasons, I had to misspell it.

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Old 07-23-18, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Agree,........but it's a bit sad to see him riding that thing,........
Naw, mang. Itís the circle of life.

Iím just impressed he lived
long enough to need
one of those things
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My riding buddy has Evil Knievel's jet powered trike. It was built by E J Potter.

E J Potter test riding the trike???



E K's finished jet trike.



Took my friend several years to find the correct Fairchild J-44 jet engine. They were first developed in 1946 but didn't go into use until 1955.

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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
My riding buddy has Evil Knievel's jet powered trike. It was built by E J Potter.

E J Potter test riding the trike???



E K's finished jet trike.



Took my friend several years to find the correct Fairchild J-44 jet engine. They were first developed in 1946 but didn't go into use until 1955.

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Much much more impressive than Jay Leno's Jet bike, for sure!
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He needed brake extensions because the main brakes were mounted so high you would sprain your wrist reaching for them.
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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post
Safety tips:

Tip 1: Make sure mom and dads insurance has a low deductible.
Tip 2: Never try to stick the landing after jumping thru the spray of an outdoor fountain.
Tip 3: Make sure your cape isn't so long as to be sucked into your chain.
Tip 4: As a general rule, bell bottoms and chainrings don't mix.
Tip 5: Chicks dig helmet hair.
Tip 6: Never smoke and ride. Or drink, unless your self-medicating.
Tip 7: Never deploy your safety chute mere microseconds after clearing your takeoff ramp.
Tip 8: I wanted it to be "Evil", but due to copyright reasons, I had to misspell it.


That's some great stuff, as is the original post. This place is like trying to get a laugh in a mortuary sometimes.
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
My riding buddy has Evil Knievel's jet powered trike. It was built by E J Potter.

E J Potter test riding the trike???



E K's finished jet trike.



Took my friend several years to find the correct Fairchild J-44 jet engine. They were first developed in 1946 but didn't go into use until 1955.

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For some unknown reason, I got a strong image of tomatoes going into a liquidiser when I looked at those photos. Did anyone else unconsciously move their legs closer together or was it just me?
I may need a cup of tea and a lie down for a bit...
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When I was in high school I used to daydream and sketch out drawings of putting a small cockpit, stabilizer and wings on a gigantic GE jet engine from a DC10 (complete with its underwing pylon on which I drew on the cockpit and rear stabilizer on, and the small shark fin-like appendages near the leading edge of the intake opening )...... which caught my eye when boarding a KLM DC10 from a stair on a runway gate apron back then, on my first ever plane ride........
I just thought it would just be such a cool thing to do. Kind of a modern version of the barrel bodied small winged racing planes from the 30's/40's like the famous "Gee Bee" series racing planes.
Seeing these pics of Evel's Jet bike, instantly reminded me of those high school doodling of mine......
I guess it comes naturally for some people to think of riding any sort of big monster engine, by just putting a seat and wheels or wings on it!

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