I just woke up at 830pm MST... - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
First 1000 Member
 
Grafixx01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,876
I just woke up at 830pm MST...

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.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tribute11_hzoom.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	52.8 KB
ID:	3917   Click image for larger version

Name:	tribute12_hzoom.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	56.4 KB
ID:	3918  

Last edited by Grafixx01; 07-13-2005 at 09:37 PM.
Grafixx01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 09:29 PM
First 1000 Member
April 2006 BOTM Winner!
'07 Rally Veteran
 
R1up0n1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Camp Hill / Hbg, PA
Posts: 9,790
Send a message via AIM to R1up0n1
interesting news


-My 2004 YZF-R1 - GYTR Exhaust, HID's, BMC Filter, PUIG DB, PCIII and more...
-2000 SV650 = Sold
-2003 R1 = Demolished, Sold
-2004 R1 = Lovin it!

http://www.myspace.com/r1upon1
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:06 AM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Graff read here..

TWF Thread




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:26 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
What a piece of

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:29 AM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
But you know what else is funny... as I read this thread I was watching the same show... funny!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:08 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man
But you know what else is funny... as I read this thread I was watching the same show... funny!

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
First 1000 Member
 
Grafixx01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,876
Gas Man,

Sorry I didn't search. I was watchin' the same show you were and I didn't know. I also didn't think that TWF was around then since the date on that post is even in like September.

Anyways, he was a great guy, built awesome bikes. I think like Jesse James and the Tutels come next.
Grafixx01 is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:16 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixx01
Gas Man,

Sorry I didn't search. I was watchin' the same show you were and I didn't know. I also didn't think that TWF was around then since the date on that post is even in like September.

Anyways, he was a great guy, built awesome bikes. I think like Jesse James and the Tutels come next.
More crap!

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
First 1000 Member
 
Grafixx01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,876
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeps84
More crap!

Easy killa...Calm down, take a deep breath, maybe you need to read some of the works of the Dalai Lama.
Grafixx01 is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:22 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,269
Send a message via AIM to PhoenixGirlie Send a message via MSN to PhoenixGirlie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixx01
Easy killa...Calm down, take a deep breath, maybe you need to read some of the works of the Dalai Lama.
that actually made me smile. thanks.
PhoenixGirlie is offline  
post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:26 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixx01
Easy killa...Calm down, take a deep breath, maybe you need to read some of the works of the Dalai Lama.
Don't get me wrong.
I like all bikes and appreciate the work that goes into custom bikes. Whether its a Sport bike or Cruiser. I just hate those shows and all the $$$ money that people pay for the bikes. You can get a bike just like what the build for a lot less with out their name.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
First 1000 Member
 
Grafixx01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,876
Welcome, PGirlie.

Jeeps,

I understand. There are other, lesser known builders that could accomplish the same thing for like 1/2 or even more of the price. But it's just the status symbol of riding one of like the Jesse James, OCC or Indian Larry customs up to a cruiser/chopper or really any type of bike event and seeing everyones eyes come glued to your bike.

Admit it man, you'd love the attention.
Grafixx01 is offline  
post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:25 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
That is right Jeeps... you can get fully custom choppers for small percentage of what they will charge you!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:30 PM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixx01
Welcome, PGirlie.

Jeeps,

I understand. There are other, lesser known builders that could accomplish the same thing for like 1/2 or even more of the price. But it's just the status symbol of riding one of like the Jesse James, OCC or Indian Larry customs up to a cruiser/chopper or really any type of bike event and seeing everyones eyes come glued to your bike.

Admit it man, you'd love the attention.
Ok; you pay $100,000 or more for one of their bikes. Ill build one in the garage for around $20,000. Using knock off (look alike) parts and we will see who feels the best at the end of the day.


At least Jessie builds all his frames.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:40 PM
 
DLIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Drinking Soju in Korea
Posts: 17,886
Send a message via AIM to DLIT
Were your freekin helmet!!
DLIT is offline  
post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 12:48 PM
First 1000 Member
 
snadamo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,339
Send a message via AIM to snadamo Send a message via MSN to snadamo
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLITALIEN
Were your freekin helmet!!



He would probably be here still today if he wore his



RIP Indian Larry

2001 ZX-6R

Mods:
EBC Rotors
Mircon Bolt On exhaust
snadamo is offline  
post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 01:21 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by snadamo


He would probably be here still today if he wore his



RIP Indian Larry
I believe that was the concesus from the thread on TWF




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #18 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 08:17 PM
First 1000 Member
 
JK_DILLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posts: 5,314
i liked his shop in NY, no show room, no store front, no new shiny warehouse, just an old hole in the wall down some random alley. beautiful.

my one line signature
JK_DILLA is offline  
post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 10:05 AM
Ace
First 1000 Member
 
Ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Nagasaki Saki
Posts: 2,006
Send a message via Yahoo to Ace
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLITALIEN
Were your freekin helmet!!

Never under estimate 15 beers, a little enlightenment, and the power of Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock ~Earl
Ace is offline  
post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 10:15 AM
First 1000 Member
March 2008 BOTM Winner!
 
pickle.of.doom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Howell,MI
Posts: 4,183
THe thing that will always separate Indian Larry from the rest of the custom chopperheads is that his bikes were ALWAYS function over form... Something you will never see on Build or Bust, Chopp-My-Mama, or whatever so called 'bike' building shows that pop up in the future.

pickle.of.doom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome