Yeah, guys, I started this thread for FUN. If you're going to talk about politics, I'll talk about religion, then we'll really see the fur fly.
Speaking of motorcycles without brakes, when I was a kid I took apart the rear hub and coaster brake of my bike, greased everything, put it all back together, but forgot the little clip that holds the brake arm to the bike frame. Got going really fast down the hill toward the river, pushed back on the pedal to brake, and surprise! no brakes. Fortunately I didn't go into the river, but only because unfortunately I hit a pile of concrete blocks and pipes and went flying into the pit where the water district was constructing. When I woke up there was no permanent damage that a few stitches and gauze wouldn't take care of, but the work crew had a good story about the boy who flew out of the sky into their excavation.