this just in from news.com.au "Man incinerated while tending to his motorcycle A MAN was incinerated when his motorcycle caught fire while he was apparently tending to it at the side of the road, police say. Perth police said the 52-year-old man had pulled over to the side of Albany Highway at Kelmscott, in the city's south-east, about 2.30pm (WST) today. Witnesses said he appeared to be checking his bike when it caught fire and engulfed him in flames. A police spokesman said the man died at the scene." I am guessing that the poor rider was smoking while working on his bike (perhaps with the fuel tank open or the fuel tap disconnected???) Either way, a dreadful story and a reminder to those of us who DO smoke, to not do so while working on their bikes... RIP the rider and condolences to his family.