You see, I've always been a bit eccentric. Just ask poor Guinness...
My first motorcycle, a 1979 Kawasaki 400 was complete piece of poo. I worked on it trying to get/keep it running almost as much as I actually rode the thing.
Being that my friends all had much nicer bikes than I did, I attempted to dress it up a bit. Some leather fringe here, a horse ornament on the chrome front fender...
It was eccentric, like me. I liked that bike. However, it was old, and the motor was worn out, and after cleaning and adjusting carburetors, jets, etc....bottom line, it was still a 1979 KZ400. I was doing a lot of highway travel at the time, and my poor bike couldn't keep up with the pack at 70mph.
So in 2010, I upgraded!
No, it's not a Harley. It's a Suzuki Boulevard C50T. It's big. It's squishy. It's COMFY. It can rock out 80mph All. Day. Long, son. It's pretty. But I still needed to make it 'mine'. Thus the leather fringes on the handlebars AND the clutch and brake levers. :D
I was still taking a bunch of good-natured ribbing from my friends who rode Harley's. Road Kings, to be exact.
Did I mention that I'm also a smart-ass? I found these gems on Ebay, so I purchased and installed them on my front fender.
So, since the day I unveiled these beauties on the front fender of my Suzuki cruiser, I have been dubbed The RoadQueen.
Yes, I'm still rocking out the RoadQueen fender emblems. And yes, if they ever fall off, I'm buying new ones. ;)