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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.

:cry: :cry: (he was from NY, see great things come from NY!) :cry: :cry:

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.


 

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But you know what else is funny... as I read this thread I was watching the same show... funny!
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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Grafixx01 said:
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. :dthumb:
 

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Grafixx01 said:
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 :wbs: shows and all the $$$ money that people pay for the :wbs: bikes. You can get a bike just like what the build for a lot less with out their name.
 

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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.
 

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That is right Jeeps... you can get fully custom choppers for small percentage of what they will charge you!
 

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Grafixx01 said:
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.
 

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snadamo said:
:iagree:

He would probably be here still today if he wore his :helmet:



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

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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.
 

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DLITALIEN said:
Were your freekin helmet!!
:iagree: :withstupi :flush:
 

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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.
 
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