Ok, so I'm watchin' the Discovery Channel and they are building this bike, like the best/better custom bike builders in the country. So they keep talking about "Indian Larry". I was like, WTF? Why ain't here there?
So after a google of him, I come to find out that he died performing a stunt back in 2004. I didn't know that. Kinda sad, reguardless of being a sportbike forum and all. He was a legend.
(he was from NY, see great things come from NY!)
Yeah, so heres like the story and some pictures of the bike that they built to honor him.
Posted on Mon, Aug. 30, 2004
'Indian Larry' dies after stunt in Cabarrus
Indian Larry, a master motorcycle mechanic and stunt man, passed away this morning following an accident while performing Saturday at the Liquid Steel Classic and Custom Bike Series show at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord. He was best known for his appearances on Discovery Channel's "Great Biker Build-Off" show.
"He was riding and standing up on his seat," said Mike Downs, Cabarrus County deputy county manager. "The bike started to wobble and he was not able to regain control."
Indian Larry fell off the bike before a crowd of about 8,000. He was not wearing a helmet. Paramedics were standing by and aided him until he could be airlifted to CMC, Downs said.
"Cabarrus County along with the staff at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center sends its sincere condolences to the family of Indian Larry," said Robert M. Freeman, chairman of the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. "Indian Larry was a man with great skill and talent as a mechanic and metal sculptor. He will be truly missed by his fans here in Cabarrus County and throughout the nation."
Indian Larry was best known for his eccentric nature, according to his official Web site. His résumé includes movie, video and television.