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30-11-2015, 16:42
You know, people complain about the RCMP, (Royal Canadian Mounted Police),
But you rarely hear about the positive things that they do, such as this one:

Frozen Carburetor Incident:

In the fun world of the administration of justice, not all the laughs are in the courtroom. Indeed, giggles and guffaws can erupt at almost any time or place.
For example, on a bitterly cold winter's day several weeks ago in Northern British Columbia, a RCMP constable on patrol came across a motorcyclist,
who was swathed in protective clothing and helmet, stalled by the roadside.

"What's the matter?" asked the Policeman.

"Carburetor's frozen," was the terse reply.

"Piss on it. That'll thaw it out."

"I can't." said the biker.

"OK, watch me closely and I'll show you." The constable promptly warmed the carburetor as promised.

The bike started and the rider drove off, waving.

A few days later, the detachment office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorbike rider.

It began: "On behalf of my daughter Jill.....

30-11-2015, 17:33
Third time round,its your age.

30-11-2015, 18:12
Can but try.

30-11-2015, 18:41
I had a Kawasaki VN1500 and the carb used to ice up even during the summer.


30-11-2015, 21:35
lol lol reminds of the air cooled vw. engines in the winter months you could see ice forming on the inlet manifolds

30-11-2015, 21:45
Reminds me of the time my Dad went out to start his 500cc Triumph Speedtwin one morning. For some reason it caught fire and he started shouting for my Mum to get some water to put it out.
My Mum went out the house and scooped up 2 big handfuls of snow and dumped it the bike.
The look on my Dad's face was hilarious.
It was December and there was about 8 inches of snow on the ground.