Mark Plummer’s Harley Story


I started my love for Harley Davidsons and motorcycles when I was just a young boy. My dad said I always love his motorcycles. I would sneak out to the garage at night and sit on it and pretend to be riding. My father and uncle would take off every week when they could and just ride somewhere. My family grew up fairly poor dad was a Vietnam veteran from the marines he left the corps to give momma the family she wanted.

Dad became a truck driver to try to make ends meet. Then my brothers and I came along. Dad’s motorcycle broke down and things in life came along where dad had to sell it. Now that I became an adult I followed dads footsteps to the marines. I ended up serving 10 1/2 yrs and was injured in Iraq. During that time I met my wife. Her dad was a Harley rider and got in some trouble. While he was away I keep his 94 evo springer on the road and running great. He then came back and took the bike with him. For taking care of his love, he gifted me a 1972 shovelhead hydro glide. I have the engine, transmission all rebuilt. It has a kick start on it and no matter how hard I try I can not get the patterns or process down to kick start it every time I try to ride. Not sure what’s going on with it but would love to get it and keep it on the road. Hoping to pass the love of riding and tradition between father and son in the family like my grandfather and my father and father in law did with me.


Mark Plummer

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