View Full Version : Indian Larry died today

lakes Rick
08-30-2004, 10:07 PM
If any of you watch the chopper build offs or the Jesse James big rides you know who I am talking about.. Not a real fan of his bikes or tatoo's, I did appeciate his ability to create projects out of pieces of tubing and metal...

He apparently crashed at a show doing his bike surfing ( standing on the seat of his bike at speed) stunt.. Bike started to wobble and he lost control and crashed....

08-30-2004, 10:29 PM
thats sad to hear...i wasnt a big fan of all his tattoos either..but he was a very talented craftsman/bike builder.

08-31-2004, 07:29 AM
I saw him a couples of times on choppers show doing that stunt...Looks like he died the way he lives,very fast!great bike builder...But i prefer the "American Choppers" bikes even if i'm not really a Harley guy!

08-31-2004, 09:41 AM
This is sad. Also probably not someone I would have spent a lot of time with but as others have said, you have to respect his ability to make something out of nothing. I saw that stunt on TV as well... somewhat impressive but the kind of thing I won't want my kids watching (or doing)!

08-31-2004, 09:54 AM
Ouch. That is sad..

lakes Rick
08-31-2004, 11:31 AM
I should add he was NOT wearing a helmet......

08-31-2004, 12:45 PM
Boy I have to say that’s just asking for trouble..

08-31-2004, 01:04 PM
It's a sad day in chopperland.

10-05-2005, 12:06 PM
It's a sad day in chopperland.
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10-30-2005, 12:50 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting Indian Larry at Sturgis S.D. about 10 days before his tragic demise. He was truly one of the great bike builders of all time and a very nice guy. He would take the time to talk to anyone who wanted to talk, even though he was a busy man. The chopper word lost a great pioneer on this day a year ago. Ride on Larry!