#73 Sean Kohmescher
1948 Harley Davidson FL
Born in Fairfield, Ca and raised in Oklahoma on route 66 hence the significance of this route. My parents never had much money but my dad used to always talk about wanting a Harley. He would always point them out. We would always stop and chat with anyone who rode. I was always working when I was young as my parents always did. I started a mowing business pushing my lawnmower equipment through the neighborhood. At 16 I had a car and a trailer to grow my business. At 17 I put a deposit down on a 1992 Sportster when demand surpassed supply. It arrived in 1992 when I was 18 years old and I paid $5200 cash for my Sportster. Wanting a larger bike 2 years later, I sold my bike and bought a 1973 FL which I stripped down and installed white wall tires. I was later at an AMCA show in Oklahoma City, OK and saw an Azur Blue restored 1948 Panhead. I was in love. I sold it by 1973 and with the help of the Panhead owner, I was able to piece together a hodgepodge 1948 Panhead. I stripped it down and repainted, rechromed, and built a bike that looked like the one in the AMCA show. I moved to San Diego, traveled around the world, moved to San Francisco to graduate from SFSU. Then I worked in marketing 50-60 hours a week and decided if I was going to work a lot, then it should be working for myself. I always loved working in the cafe business in San Diego, so I decided to open a coffeehouse in Sacramento, CA.