Hawaiian Chopper Builder Uses K&N Air Filters
Tucked away in the back of a group of shops on Front Street in Lahaina, Maui
sits a custom chopper made entirely of metal. It is reflected in the hardwood of
the store, and stands in stark contrast to the island art hanging on the walls.
The builder worked in a machine shop for years and grew up welding. Every
rivet stands out, each one a labor of love put into the design. It is very raw,
completely finished and beautiful. At Bogart Galleries they call it “The
Secret,” strong enough for a man made by a woman.
The Secret made by Tina Leazenby
Leazenby uses K&N Filter
ina Leazenby is a metal sculptor and an artist. “I built it in 2004,” she
said. “I worked in a bike shop at the time and decided to build my own chopper.
The frame is an Ultra Groundpounder and I put on an 80 inch Harley Evo Motor. I
grew up around motorcycles and racing.”
Tina Leazenby and her custom chopper in Maui
Leazenby moved to Hawaii from Michigan to pursue art. “I dreamed about Maui and
one day I just moved here,” she said. “Everything just fell into place for me as
an artist. When I shipped “The Secret” to Maui I rode it through town right out
of the crate. There is nothing like it on the islands and people stopped me on
the streets and asked questions. It reached the point where it was difficult to
ride it because it is so different.”
The 29-year-old artist put a K&N Filter on her chopper. “All the good mechanics
and bike builders I know use K&N products,” said Leazenby. “For me there was
never any other choice for the filter. K&N is the best because they are
“The Secret’ is for sale. “This week is has a $100,000 price tag on it,” said
Leazenby. “The six figure price tag is because I love the bike so much and I
worked very hard on it, but everything is negotiable.”
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