Ben Sargent's Tricked-Out Motorcycle
There's one thing that's been with Ben Sargent since he started his Hook, Line & Dinner journey on Cooking Channel: his bike. Here are a few more fun facts about Ben's sweet ride.
The Hook, Line & Dinner Ride
Ben has put 5,000 miles on his 1973 BMW R60/5 motorcycle over the course of filming the show.
The Key to the Sea
That's right the key to Ben's bike is a claw. In fact, it's a real one. The key is a cast of a stone crab claw.
Stone Crab Claw Key
No one will mistake Ben's set of keys for their own.
Pieces of Flair
Ben's helmet has stickers on it from all of the states he has traveled to while filming.
Along for the Ride
Two silver octopuses adorn his saddle bags; they were created by a friend of his.
All Tied Up
Ben has an old sailing rope tied around the handlebars and his seat handle. The rope on the front is decorative, but the rope on his seat handle keeps his backpack from slipping around.
Ready for Anything
Ben carries essential tools and spark plugs, along with extra bulbs and patch kits, so he's prepared for any bumps he might come across on the road.
Ben replaced the BMW emblems on his bike with gold anchors that were custom-made by a friend. The anchor was part of the get-up of Ben's lobster-roll-slinging alter ego, Dr. Klaw.
He's on his second pair of tires all the driving for HLD wore out his first pair.
Ben uses Velcro to attach his bedazzled phone to the gas tank in front of him while he's driving. That way he can listen to music while he drives and use it as a backup GPS if needed.
All Charged Up
Ben travels with a solar and plug-in charger because old BMWs are known to not fully charge their batteries.
Ben's bike has its original motor, but a lot of work has been done to restore it.
Rods and Reels at the Ready
Ben constructed a four-rod holder out of PVC pipe for his bike so he could keep his rods and reels near him. He has both freshwater and saltwater setups.
Tune in To Hook, Line & Dinner
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