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Jason Momoa Builds Family Heirloom Harley Davidson For Father's Day

Jason Momoa Builds Family Heirloom Harley Davidson For Father's Day

If you're like me, then the majority of this weekend was spent trying - and failing - to find your dad a semi-decent Father's Day present.

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But whereas most of us opted for a funny card and a bottle of beer, Hollywood superhero Jason Momoa, had slight bigger ambitions for himself and his kids.

In a video shared with PEOPLE magazine, the Aquaman star roped in the services of his daughter Lola, 11, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 10, to build a Harley-Davidson motorcycle from scratch.

Though the 39-year-old says he and his wife, Lisa Bonet, are very private, he felt the need to make the short film.

He said: "My wife was like, 'You're not allowed to ride with the kids on the bike, absolutely not.' I went, 'What if I built the kids a sidecar?' She goes, 'I'll think about it.'"

But fortunately for the actor, she let him live out his dream, and the three got to work on the classic motor.

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The trio managed to build the Harley-Davidson from scratch. Credit: Jason Momoa/YouTube
The trio managed to build the Harley-Davidson from scratch. Credit: Jason Momoa/YouTube

He went on: "It's just really my story. It's something that's very dear for me. And just being able to do that with my children... I never really grew up with that. I was from a single mother who taught me many, many, many things but I didn't grow up with a father-figure who I was wrenching on cars with.

"The great thing is all my friends were fathers, I didn't have a dad around all the time but it's my buddies and uncles who raised me. The things I learned from them and what we passed on to each other. I've learned so much from my friends."

Momoa's mate Jeremiah taught him how to put the bike together, and it will now be passed down to his son, while his daughter will inherit his motorcycle, Mabel, named after the Game of Thrones actor's grandmother.

He had to ask his wife for permission first. Credit: PA
He had to ask his wife for permission first. Credit: PA

But the actor says it's not just about leaving 'things' for his children, he also wants to teach them the importance of always striving to achieve your dreams.

He went on: "Those are the heirlooms. All I have is being at home and being a papa. I don't want them to know me as my job. I just wanted to build a Harley with my kids."

"The biggest thing I'm trying to do for my children is just let them have their imagination, their creativity and to let that flourish."

"I hope they get to see I'm striving for my dreams and building new ones always," he continues, adding he wants to "inspire a younger generation to go out and shoot (movies).

"We all have great stories and it doesn't take much but you've just got to get out there and keep trying and keep trying."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Interesting, US News, YouTube

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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