Just got a hold of this story, and thought it a bit to funny to let it go. Story goes that Brad Pitt accidentally fills the OIL tank on his custom chopper with GAS in front of the press (yes, GAS in the OIL tank). Damn must he have felt stupid. My first thought was how the heck can anyone riding a motorcycle be that clueless about their own bike.
But then I digged a little deeper and found this photo on the Cyril Huze blog. That’s supposedly Mr. Pitt kneeling beside his motorcycle wondering what to do next. Looking closer at the bike I thought I’d seen it before, and bingo, I had a photo of it in my wast archive of motorcycle photos I nicked from other peoples websites. I’m pretty sure this is the motorcycle in question, not your average straight off the factory floor bike.
In fact it’s a bottom up custom job built around an early Harley Davidson Shovelhead engine in a rigid frame. If you examine it a bit closer you’ll see that the oil lines go up into the tank, which can only mean that the tank is split in two, an oil and a gas section. That means you have two “gas caps” sitting right next to each other except one is for oil, and you don’t want to put gas in there. Then it makes a little more sense how the heck he could get them mixed up. Still not the wisest of moves, but normally the oil bag sits below the seat and you’d have to be seriously confused to pour gas in there.
So that’s it. Helmet Hair has officially joined the tabloids and started gossiping on celebrities. How could it come to this, it was such a prober blog. One last thing, to Mr. Pitt though. If you want me to cook up some stickers for your tank caps, I’d be happy to do so. Maybe one that says “OIL” and one that says “GAS”, I’d even tell you which sticker to put where if you want.