Mickey on Solar Motorcycle Garden Ornament

Mickey was born to be wild! As you can see in the image below, he is mounted and heading out on the open road. Could this be a Disney remake of Easy Rider? Or perhaps The Glory Stompers. Either way, Mickey will make it a classic!

This Mickey on a Solar Motorcycle garden ornament is an awesome addition to any outside area.

“Head out on the highway… Looking for Adventure!”

Whatever comes his way, he has a solar panel to keep him powered up. It should keep him rolling on and on until nighttime falls.

This Big Fig is made up of 42% Polyresin and 53% Powder Stone with the remaining surface area of 5% consisting of the solar cell.

Mickey was quite dirty when I got him. I guess years of cruising the flower beds of Windsor, ON would do that to a guy! But with elbow grease and Q-tips I managed to bring him back to near showroom condition. The headlight lens had been painted over, so I scratched it up a bit restoring it to its original state. The image above is a stock photo from the Internet to show how it would have looked when brand new.

Battery Compartment

The headlight didn’t work when I got it so I had to crack open the battery compartment where I found a few issues. No battery was the obvious one. But corrosion was another with a lot of oxidation on the circuit board. I cleaned it up as best I could, installed a battery, but it still doesn’t work.

There is something loose and rattling in the body of the figure which may be the problem. The bulb could be burnt out and there is no way to replace it. The headlight lens does not unscrew.

It could be that it will only work with a rechargeable battery so that the power from the solar cell can flow through it to the bulb. I’ll be picking up a rechargeable battery and testing this theory soon. This post will be updated when I discover if this solves the problem or not.

Kmart Blue Light Special?

Who remembers good old Kmart? As with some other Big Box stores (like Zellers and Sears), it began to fail in Canada in the late 1990s. We have none left in this country now. This garden ornament could be between 10 and 20 years old. It sold for $39.99 CAN and was manufactured in China. I paid $27.00 CAN to a local seller.

Mickey’s Final Destination

Mickey on his bike is approximately 13″ long, 6″ wide, and 10″ tall. If you prefer metric measurements, check out the original price sticker above.

I would like to end this post with an inspirational quote about motorcycles:

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.”

Sorry Mickey, it had to be said!

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