An actual left hand throttle motorcycle

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  1. J_Steeder

    J_Steeder Third Technician

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    We all know what we thought was a mistake in the episode Stoke Me a Clipper, the one in where Rimmer throttles the motorcycle with his left hand as he fires a gun with his right. Thanks to the History Channel show Pawn Stars I just learned about the 741 Indian Motorcycle which was made for WW2 and it had a left hand throttle. Who knew the writers had it right all this time.

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1942-indian-741-and-841.htm
     
  2. Stephen

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    Hmm fascinating.
     
  3. SixthDwarfer

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    You win this time, Doug Naylor!
     
  4. Spaceman

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    Is that the kinda bike Ace Rimmer was on? :-D
     
  5. Andrew

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    Excellent find. Though I doubt either writer put "He throttles with his left hand" in the script!
     
  6. SixthDwarfer

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    I doubt much went into the script. Nazis/babes/heroics/crocodiles/motorbikes pretty much writes itself :-D
     
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    Next we'll find out that there's a species of crocodile that's actually made of rubber and that some German people do say 'Ace Rimmer' in a Scottish accent!
     
  8. Seb

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    I still think the better answer is the one Chris somewhat sardonically gave (apparently in response to the question as seen in the A-Z, though sadly not shown in that compilation), which was that Rimmer had pre-programmed the bike's movement before it burst out of the shed.
     

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