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Flame-throwing scooter Answered

Gotta love this so-not-street-legal mod to a scooter that shoots 15-foot flames out the back. Just a push of the button and WHOOSH! The creator, Colin Furze, can even change the angle if he wanted to. Aside from being illegal to use the biggest downside is that the flames can come back at him if he isn't careful.

Wheels on fire! James Bond fan invents flame-throwing scooter via geekologie

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I WILL BUY THIS SCOOTER!  


Plus, its illegal :/

Who cares about the legality besides the police?  It's too awesome.

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Taost

8 years ago

That outta show those tailgaters whose boss!

Awesome! Who said mopeds couldn't be bad@ss??

I dunno, but nice email adress! (Hover over)

Right, I didn't realize when I posted it with the @ symbol that it would automatically become an emial address : /

Now someone needs to do this to a Kawasaki Ninja. And put a missle launcher on the front.

I've made rocket launchers (from fireworks & tube) for bikes...

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You my friend I LIKE! :D I have always made things that go BOOM, but for some reason (I have watched the mad max movies many, many, many times) never gave it a thought  to "mad max" my bike. Perhaps a model rocket launcher on my ATV?

It's pretty easy if you use model rocket engines.

I used basic fireworks, but the effect was much the same. Except they went BANG!.

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The parachute deploying charge can be used to light a fuse.

I bet this looks fantastic in the dark ! 

Fancy the cops calling it a "firearm", it is clearly just one of those weed burners mounted innocently on a scooter...  the same logic  would mean that my blowtorch is a firearm in that case!  More like they could not think of any law he had actually broken!

Tailgating may not be his biggest concern as he was arrested for possesion of a "firearm". THe police said that his scooter now must be considered such. At last check he is currently out on bail.

Thanks, they're sourcing from The Telegraph it seems.

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 This guy will never be tailgated again.

That was essentially his motivation, though highly illegal.

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It's a sad comment that a scooter with a flamethrower just looks ridiculous. Not even a flamethrower can make a scooter cool.

In that picture it look more like a catastrophic fuel-leak. Cool to have, but the rest of the machine is still the same as it ever was.

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Is this an instructable or a "showoffable?"  How did you do it?  It obviously isn't the classic spark plug in the exhaust pipe trick.

Also, for the one asking about a ninja (bowmaster).  I once had a '92 zx600 that came to me with no exhaust, just a 4 into 1 header.  After finding out how much performance mufflers cost I tried using exhaust tubing and a $10-$20 cherry bomb muffler, all of which is available at your average auto parts store.  If you reved it up high and suddenly released the throttle, a giant green fireball blew out of it.  Despite having the fastest bike in the pack, my buddies insisted I brought up the rear.  We called it "tailgater repellent."  (I make no claims to the legality of this.)  I should also mention that the engine ran a little on the rich side, and you could change the size of the fireball by adjusting the air-fuel mixture.  

I love the crap this colin furze guy does look him up on youtube

 Whoah!!! Watch out!!!

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kcls

8 years ago

Now, if someone beeps at you at a light, you don't even have to get off of your scooter to be mad at them! Just push the button!

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Taost

8 years ago

Great way to take care of weeds on the go!

Geez I've been thinking of an electric airboat for the lake so I could zoom around real fast without getting tangled in weeds...

That added to it would be a good way to get rid of them LOL.

Yes I saw it. Not legal to ignite on a public road though...

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Man!  That bike is hot!