"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

Regardless of what you ride, even if you don't ride at all, EVERYONE is welcome here.

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm back in the saddle again.

Kenny sitting on the ground ready to roll (Like it should be).

By 10:30 last night Kenny was released from his time out on the trailer and was breathing thunder again.

After disassembly, checking everything I could possibly check, it turned out that all that was wrong was the connections were getting loose and corroded. Not like battery acid green corroded, but like black shit between the connectors at the battery post corroded. Really only the positive side, but I sanded both clean, and got good tight contact. This is all it took.

Thanks for well wishes, and advise. I know I can count on many of you who gave me advise if I ever need it in the future. Maybe I'll save myself some more money by doing some other maintenance myself from here on out.

I've always done my own body work and paint, and do just about any home building project, but have never ventured deeply into mechanics. I've learned something here. I can do some things like this myself, I can save some serious ching doing so, and I've got friends out there willing to lend good advise.

Thanks!



10 comments:

Dean "D-Day" said...

Like I said, CLEAN & TIGHT.

Glad you're rollin' again!

Danny said...

Got to appreciate that it was an easy fix you did yourself. A lot better than paying someone an hour of shop labor at $70 an hour to do it for you.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Glad it was quick, easy, and cheap. Kenny looks a whole lot better sitting with his wheels on concrete.

Baron's Life said...

Praise the Lord...!
all's well that ends well

chessie said...

amazing the problems a little dirt and crud can cause. Yeap, if you've been riding long enough...you too can count yourself as one of the blessed who has found him/her self sitting on the side of the road, scratching head...and thinking...can it possibly be the battary?

Lady Ridesalot said...

Give yourself a big pat on the back and put that little bit of dime you just saved into the Touring Bike Fund. Cha-ching! Glad your back up and running. :)

Allen Madding said...

Oil change is next...K&N filter with the easy to use nut wleded on the end (yes you can get it in chrome) and some synthetic oil. About 15 minutes and you've saved yourself another expensive dealership bill.

-Peace

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Dean,
Right on. You were dead on.

Danny,
I agree totally. will try to do more on my own in the future.

AHD,
Quick and Easy. I admit, I'm both of those. LOL! And, Yes, better on the ground where it belongs.

Baron,
AMEN

Chessie,
Wouldn't' be my first time either. Glad I'm not the only one who has ever been in that boat.

Lady R.,
Lifter fund. Got some knocking going on. That's next. Can't talk about Glides anymore. It will make Kenny mad. He tried to tell me with the bad battery connection. I'm taking it as a sign. Will have to do the talking about Glides covertly.

Allen,
Yep, one step at a time. I have to find time to be my own mechanic as well. Oil changes are likely next, although I get a really good deal from my mechanic.

mq01 said...

woohoo, rollin again, and cheap :) very cool...

Lady Ridesalot said...

Okay... covertly, from now on. shhhh!