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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

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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".


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Leaf spring chopper sculpture

While working, and at one of my companies client's house, my co-worker and I got to take a peek at our client's workshop in the back yard where he makes fanciful things like custom made pens, wine bottle stoppers, and Oh yeah, a leaf spring chopper. How cool is this thing!

I love the Diamond plate for the headlight.
Yeah, I know I look like a dork sitting on it, but I couldn't resist!
I asked him if he ever thought about making them and selling them at bike shows, and he said yes, but that would be work. He's retired, and just likes to do things once, and sit back and enjoy them.

I envy this guy!


Baron's Life said...

I'm so glad you shared this with us...it's so cool and it embodies what one can do with a bit of imagination...you can make bicycles for kids, motor bikes for dorks like us, and lawn decoration pieces...
BTW...you don't look like a dork on it...you're just a dork like the rest of us...lol
This post is food for thought...and I'm getting hungry.

Canajun said...

What a great sculpture. With an imagination like that I can only guess what else must be in his back yard.

Gives me a few ideas too - although more ideas is not something I really need. More time would be better!

Lady R (Di) said...

Very cool. The fact that he does this for his own enjoyment makes it even more special.

It would be cool to have one of these in the yard though, wouldn't it!

Chessie (Chesshirecat) said...

You don't look like a dork on that thing...you appear like the artist intended you to appear...involved in a piece of art... and enjoying the experience!

Webster World said...

I think it's pretty cool. There was once a mail box holder kinda like that years ago on the westside of the state.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Dorky? Nah...if I were with you, I'd want my turn sitting on it.

Love to have one of those for the yard!

Willy D said...

Loved the line “ but that would be work”. Screw work, have fun.
A dork? Yes you look like a dork sitting there. But dorks and bikers have something in common; they don’t give a sh*t what anybody thinks :]

mq01 said...

i LOVE it. what a fun piece of art...its just too cool.

GYMONR said...

Funny the things you find in peoples back yard. It’s a shame it’s not in a public place so everyone could have their chance to sit on it. But I enjoyed the photo anyway.
Big Al

FLHX_Dave said...

Pretty cool. I think that would be a riot if it bounced around.

Dork, pfffttt...who gives a crap. I make a hobby outta making a dork of myself.

Some of the biggest dorks are the hardest of the hardcore. Why in the hell do you think they are so angry and distant...they just don't know how to deal with it. Hell, I embrace it. Wish everyone did and stopped taking themselves so damned seriously...live it because it's all you.

I love the pict because it's you dude, just the way you are. That's what makes it so good.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Hey, I said I looked like a dork, I didn't say I was one like the rest of you! J.K.) LOL! Now go eat a motorcycle sandwich and cure that hunger.

We could all use more time. Right now I have more time than money, and I don't have much time either! LOL!

Lady Ridesalot,
I agree with the fact that he does this for his own enjoyment makes it even more special, Just wish he would build me one.

Aw shux! Thanks! I felt like a kid sitting on a bicycle pretending to ride a real motorcycle.

Webster World,
Thanks Bro! If you ever get a picture of it, or can find it on the net, please do share!

Dean "D-Day",
Thanks! I can't believe my co-worker didn't want his picture taken on it. I felt like I was at Disney at one of those tourist photo Op places that you just can't pass up!

Willy D said...
Aha, Someone honest who admits I looked like a dork! LOL! I just didn't care, 'Cause I knew most of us motobloggers would have done the same thing given the chance.

Thank you, and thank him for making it! It IS just too cool.

It IS a shame it’s not in a public place so everyone could have their chance to sit on it.

Thank you all for dropping by and leaving your comments here!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

FLHX Dave,

Thanks man! Funny, I just posted a comment on one of your posts (roids) about how I like reading your blog because you aren't afraid to let it all hang out.

You are genuine.

Wayne said...

I could easily stick one of those on the front lawn. Too bad he isn't selling them.

I wouldn't be making them either if I were in his shoes though. Life's meant to be enjoyed, not worked.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Wayne, I hear you, but then again, I enjoy doing things like that. So making them would be fun. Too bad it would take away time from other things I enjoy as well.