"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".


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

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.


Big Daddy said...

Well Damn!!
You got my attention....keep it coming..;]


Webster World said...

Ahhh a little paint never hurt nobody. Can't waste good liquor. Looks good no welds.

Unknown said...

HAHA, at first I thought you had high life and ice - I couldn't quite figure out why it was so dark. After I stopped being a stupid ogre I read what it was and it made a bit more sense. That frame looks sweet. Keep up the good work.

Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

Canajun said...

Nice work, but how do you manage to not get overspray on every surface in the garage? Even with a makeshift booth I still manage to get paint into and onto everything within 20 feet.

Can't wait to see the final product.

GYMONR said...

Nice job, overspray can be a bitch.
Big Al

RazorsEdge2112 said...

I LOVE bike projects! Yours looks pretty damned nice. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

Oh, and how do you keep your garage so tidy?

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Big D.& Webster World,

I knew the Drink and the beer thing was kind of confusing when I did it, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play on the Miller High Life man thing either. Reminds me of the grease and doughnut High Life commercial. And Thanks.

Thanks, I keep overspray off of things by getting them out of the garage. The cars are both parked on the street. They are not even in my driveway. The bike is not in the garage either. It happens to be in a mechanic's garage getting the top end of the motor worked on for that damned knock. The important stuff that I don't remove from the garage gets covered up and the rest of the shit I normally store all goes and stays in sealed up rubbermaid containers stored on up high shelving in my garage. See Photo #8. And some of my shit is just destined to be covered in paint overspray, just like we were destined to ride.

Thanks, and see comment to Canajun.

Thank you, and I digress, My garage is not always that clean and tidy. Usually, but not always. It has to be clean during a paint job.

Dean "D-Day" said...

You do beautiful work!
Keep the photos coming!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Thanks D-Day!

WooleyBugger said...

That is some fine neck filling you done there.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Woolybugger, Thank you.