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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".

KUSTUM PAINT

KUSTUM PAINT
Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Vetter Fairings

On Tuesday 6-23-08, Doug Klassen of Fourty Years on Two Wheels http://40on2.blogspot.com/ had a great post about his past, when he was a news film courier. http://40on2.blogspot.com/2008/06/news-film-courier.html. Take a moment to read it, then pop on back here to finish reading this post.

He has a picture of the old BMW he used to ride. I love nostalgic bikes. I also get a kick out of the Vetter fairing on it. I've never seen one on a BMW before. It just goes to show you learn something new all the time.

Anyway, This reminded me instantly of when I was a kid. I remember sitting in the livingroom on the floor, watching the great big old console style television. There was a commercial that I used to see frequently. This commercial is one of the things that sparked my love for motorcycles. It was (I believe) a Honda commercial. They showed a Motorcycle cruising really fast on a curvy road and it had a Windjammer fairing by Vetter. Heck, I went on for a few years thinking that Windjammer was actually the name of the Honda motorcycle that I coveted so much. L.O.L.! It's kinda like hearing a song when you are a kid, or even an adult, thinking you know the lyrics, only to find out you've been singing them in your head wrong for quite some time.

Several motorcycles into my beginning to be a real biker, I picked up a 1981 Honda Goldwing GL1100. This was the old style with the Windjammer Vetter fairing. Cooincidence? I wonder.
Anyone who has followed my blog might be wondering, sooo...If you were wondering, the answer is Yes, I customized it too.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Excellent! I enjoy old bikes too. We have a '71 Triumph Bonneville and turned it into a chopper. Love it! Now if we could just get my bike finished...

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Ann,

Would you be referring to the bike that..... Big Daddy said...
"Of course if you want to really make her happy get her a harley of her own....just make sure she dosen't commandeer the ball's out ported and polished and cammed etc. bar rocket you wee buiding. Now after all that work I got to cork it slower so mama can ride it....Anybody want place bets on how long mama will put up with the detuned version..before I gotta uncork it. lol"

June 21, 2008 1:00 AM

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Daddy said...

I had a vetter fairing in my garage taking up space. [not needed on a chopper]I tried for months to give it away...Finally did. Exactly one hour later a nieghbor came over and dropped one off. He had not used it in years and since I ride.....He left it for me. lol

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Big Daddy,

I traded my fairing and bags from my Wing to a mechanic for a break job, and oil change & never looked back. I never liked the Vetter fairing or rounded Honda hard bags after I got the motorcycle. It was just more a childhood dream.
Then I sold the bike all together about a year later.