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Rest in Peace Bro!

'Indian Larry' Said Killed at Bike Show

Mon Aug 30, 9:45 PM ET

CONCORD, N.C. - A custom motorcycle builder known for his appearances on

cable's Discovery Channel died Monday at a hospital of head injuries

suffered during a stunt, officials said.

"Indian Larry" fell off a motorcycle Saturday while performing before 8,000

people at an arena outside Charlotte. He was not wearing a helmet, the

officials said.

Indian Larry was standing on the moving bike when it began to wobble and

went out of control, said Mike Downs, Cabarrus County deputy manager. His

full name was not immediately known.

"Indian Larry was a man with great skill and talent as a mechanic and metal

sculptor," said Robert Freeman, chairman of the county board of

commissioners. "He will be truly missed by his fans here in Cabarrus County

and throughout the nation."

Indian Larry, who appeared in movies and television shows, was featured on a

Discovery Channel series in which motorcycle builders design and build bikes

from scratch, then have them judged by motorcycle aficionados.

 

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That was a cool show when all the bike makers pitched in and built one bike out in a secret desert location.
 

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What a tragedy (and I don't even know who "Indian Larry" is).


I'll never understand why people don't wear helmets when on motorcycles, but then I don't understand why they blow by me at over 85mph on the Dallas North Tollway popping wheelies either.

I think whoever invented the motorbike was a strong proponent of Darwin's theory of natural selection.

Earl
 

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I understand that this guy was an artist with a welding machine and all, but now he could qualify for a Darwin Award. He was standing on a moving motorcycle without a helmet right before he died...
 

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Yeah he was pretty cool on those Discovery Channel shows, not nearly as arrogant as some of the builders they have showcased. I still want to know what that tattoo said on his throat.
 

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Yeah he was pretty cool on those Discovery Channel shows, not nearly as arrogant as some of the builders they have showcased. I still want to know what that tattoo said on his throat.
I believe it said "NO FEAR".
 

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The tattoo

Im going by memory. And thats not very good anymore. LOL

I belive the tatoo had some bible scripture and it was written backwards so he could see it when he looked in his rear view mirror.

As far as not wearing a helmet. I used to race Motocross. You wouldnt catch me on a bike without one. But these guys live, and die by a different code than us. Its about freedom, and its impossible to explain it to regular citizens.
 

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From my old Harley war days I hate to see people riding motorcycles wearing shorts and tennis shoes. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make riding a bike. If you've ridden much in your lifetime you know exactly what I mean. Motorcycles aren't meant to be ridden in garb that you'd wear to a softball game.
Indian Larry wouldn't have been caught dead on a ride with shorts and tennis shoes, you can bet the farm on that. There's a lot of us that hate helmets too but thats just one of them things. Godspeed Larry.

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It amazed me that, despite his appearance, Indian Larry was the nicest, friendliest, most humble and helpful guy out of all the builders on the show. He was an awesome guy. When he beat another guy at one of the biker build offs, he cut the trophy in half and gave the other half to the other builder.
 

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What's up with the Helmet? The law states you must wear a seatbelt for your safety but not a Helmet. Why?
 

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What kind of insurance coverage do you have to carry to not where a helmet?
 

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What kind of insurance coverage do you have to carry to not where a helmet?
10 grand worth of medical coverage. In Larry's case, he was likely on private property and wouldn't even have needed that.

The folks that don't wear helmets will argue that they can see and hear better. Personally, I don't ride without a full coverage DOT approved helmet, steel toe leather boots and long jeans. I sure as heck wouldn't be standing on a seat either. But to each their own. He died doing what he loved, and that's more than most of us get to do.
 

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Yep.

I don't feel too bad for the guys that croak after they land the big tuna. Like you said its doing what you love.

*Note* If'n that ever happens to me just throw me on ice and keep fishin! :)

Earl

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10 grand worth of medical coverage. In Larry's case, he was likely on private property and wouldn't even have needed that.

The folks that don't wear helmets will argue that they can see and hear better. Personally, I don't ride without a full coverage DOT approved helmet, steel toe leather boots and long jeans. I sure as heck wouldn't be standing on a seat either. But to each their own. He died doing what he loved, and that's more than most of us get to do.
 

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That is what gets me with people that don't want to wear a helmet. They say it is my business, it won't cost you anything if I wreck. Well, if this mandatory $10,000 is the only insurance somebody has that isn't going to go far. That will barely get you an ambulance ride and an IV started. So guess who picks up the rest of the tab? Well, you and I of course.
 

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I know of 2 deaths in Baytown area in past year . Neither guy was wearing a helmet
Both would have lived had they been doing so.
1st guy t-boned a truck , bouncing his head off the street a few time's . Left wife 2 kids .
2nd guy had just got seperated was on a little joy ride. Loaned his helmet to his passenger ( she lived with only minor scraps) He died in the hospital from head trauma
suffered when his head hit the curb .
Personally , you will not catch me riding a motorcycle on a public street in nothing less than a full suit of armour
Thats just my opinion , I dont want to ruffle anybody's feathers
 

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Different states have different helmet laws. I personally hate wearing helmets. God made our heads the perfect size to go 70+ on a bike with good wind resistance. Put a helmet on and i'd have a neckache and headache quick. But that's just me. I knew if I crashed I was pretty much dead. I do advise people to buckle up, not because it's the law but for safety, it's just reaction for me to grab my seat belt. I'll also advise wearing a helmet. But it sure didn't help my buddy when he got hit head on by a diabetic who passed out. Wiped out 2 out of 5 riders, 4 lane highway, plenty of room, Thomas was up front and never had time to react..... You can't control Accidents...
 

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not wise, just careful.

Last week, when Darrell, Rex and I were going out riding, I had to run to Krogers to get some cash outta the ATM. It's not far from my house to Krogers, but as always, I had all my gear on. I came out of Krogers, mounted up, and was putting on my helmet when a car stopped behind me and a lady got out. She walks around to me and says "thank you". I was kinda stumped and asked "what for?" She just smiled and pointed to the EMS patch on her shirt and said "for wearing your helmet". Seems the EMS has a very high opinion on wearing helmets.

To each his own though.
 
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