"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

I am

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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*****
Depending on your settings, Click, or Double Click on the image for full size photo.
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".


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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"F" P.C. .... Merry Christmas!

Since I don't post every day, I didn't want to pass up this opportunity to wish each and every person who stumbles across this blog, or goes to it deliberately a "MERRY CHRISTMAS"!

This post was inspired as all posts are by something. That something was a Facebook post that a friend of mine from childhood did.

She said "I celebrate Christmas so feel free to say 'Merry Christmas!' to me without worry of offense. "

I replied to her as follows:

"People who get offended by hearing Merry Christmas (even if they don't celebrate it, or aren't Christian) are over reacting. In fact, I don't think many people actually take offence. I think more people worrying about being pollitically correct (businesses etc.) worry about it more than a non-Christian does. I'm guessing that roughly 75% of the American population is Christian. So those who are actually offended need to get over it. I'm not Jewish, but if someone said Happy Hanukkah to me, it wouldn't offend me. I don't partake in going out and trick or treating any more now than my children are older. And it doesn't offend me when someone says Happy Halloween. Hell, other than the really cute little ones on Halloween, the holiday in general with teenagers not even dressed in costumes, begging for free candy really actually bugs me. My point being; Me thinks people go a wee bit too far with the pollitically correct bullshit. Even if someone isn't Christian, take the phrase "Merry Christmas" in the spirit of the holiday season as a well wish, kind of like "Good morning". It's certainly not something you should take offense too. I can guarantee you any Christian wishing another person well wishes around the holiday season means no offense to any one when they say "Merry Christmas" to you.So yes, Sarah, Merry Christmas to you and yours."

And to all my readers. Merry Christmas to you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

TAC Campaign - 20 year Anniversary retrospective montage "Everybody Hurt...



A passion for all things motorcycles is an addiction. Like all other addictions, it cannot be cured, only treated.

There is only one true way to treat that addiction and it is to ride like the wind.

The rest of our passion pacifiers can only subdue and help to soothe the agaony of when we are not able to ride.

-Mark Brachmann-

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wicked Inquisition . Sun Flight . Live ....... 2 minutes and 38 seconds.

The band was obviously way better live than the sound you will hear here. This was just a low budget video recorder.
My kid, David Harley Brachmann plays in the band. He is the guitarist with the silver Fender Stratocaster and the Metallica T-shirt. The post title portion that says 2 Minutes and 38 seconds does not refere to the length of anything, it is where you need to get to in their Sun Flight Live video if to hear nothing more than him wail out one sick F'ing solo. It may be short, but it sure is SWEET. "I'm not biased at all." The kid rocks. The band rocks. They also have plenty of other tracks and vids on YouTube. Check em out. They are Wicked Inquisition. One of my favorites is their namesake song they wrote called Wicked Inquisition. You gotta check this one out. They also have a cool Vid called White Stallions. Live. In it, the drummer does a wicked solo. The band members are young and have a ways to go, but I have a feeling they will go nowhere but up. They are truly a bunch of talented dudes. I wish them all the the best of luck in the world.

Hopefully they can make something out of this band.
Keep rockin guys.
One of your biggest fans.
Yeah, You know who.
Check out their links to hear them play on YouTube.

Plexi-glass V-Twin

This guy has crazy skills with Plexi-glass! Be sure to watch the video at the end as well to see it in motion!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

A foretaste of a feast to come.

The project is a Titan Sidewinder that was in an accident.

The frame was sent out and professionally straightened and re-welded. This gave the owner a good excuse for a completly new custom paint job. That post will come in the future.
For now, let's focus on th frame.

I started by sanding and feathering all the edges from grinding and welding.

I used body filler to smooth out the welds in the obvious areas.

I plugged and masked off any holes, so primer, paint and clear coat wont fill in threads etc.
Everything was sanded, feathered out, and scuffed for tooth (adhesion).

The frame was then primed.
Then the primer was all sanded smooth as a baby's bottom.
(Notice my shop helpers)
There was 2 cats out here too, but the second ran back into the house before I could snap off a picture.
Straining the paint after the frame was blown off, wax and grease removed, and tack clothed.
Spraying the basecoat
Base coat applied
Clearcoat applied
Bright and shiny. Close up showing how nice smoothed out welds look.
Hard to see the paint overspray in my Beam & Coke.
Now that's just extra flavor for a High Life Man.

Can't ride. Too much snow. Got some new ink though.

Some pain in the form of ink helps ease one's mind from the pain of not being able to ride.

The bike is also finally in getting some engine work done. I WILL NOT WAIT to ride in the springtime because of mechanical issues. That Damn top end knock is finally getting serviced.

Anyway; here are a couple of tattoo redos, and a new one to boot.

The Old Spider and BLOB Web.

The new Spider and Cob web

The new HD tattoo I just got

The new HD tattoo I just got made even better

The kids