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  • Paul Seaman
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    Great me live their lives doing the things they love and gain respece because of it, here a group of welders pay respect to a metal artist for his talents and the joy his work has brought to so many. The great men die doing the things that have made them famous, Scott Brayton Indy car, Rich Vogler Sprinters, Dale Earnhart Nascar and many others, this is a testiment to doing what you love at all costs, for happiness sake. Live happily, Rest peacifully.

    My hope is that we can all live in such a way,

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  • fun4now
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    Larry and Billy Lane are true craftsmen and sculpter's!

    i have to agree with that


    uuumm some of you may disagree but i think he went out the way he wanted.

    dont take that the rong way it is a sad thing he is gone but he loved bikes and riding them on the edge. i'm shoure he was loving the ride

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  • DEA
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    I'm sure they are all craftsmen,some parts installer's.You know what I mean
    Only from what I've seen on the Discovery chanel Indian Larry and Billy Lane are true craftsmen and sculpter's!

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  • arcdawg
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    im deeply saddened that he is gone...... he was AMAZING ! and he seemed like a guy you could talk to.......i was actually thinking that i would travel out to gasoline alley to check it out.....then this happened

    he never struck me as a guy that was stuck on himself .... just a cool dude.

    i wanna see what discovery channel does in his memory

    p.s. i hate discovery channel (they have ruined the welding/fab world)

    r.i.p. larry

    dawg

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  • Chopper
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    I agree. I thought it was kinda cool when he cut the trophy in half and gave the other half to Billy.

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  • Teeps
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    I'm sure he was accustomed to doing this to show how straight and true his bikes rode, he built his bikes to ride hard, and to have better handling than some that are built out there, maybe not such long forks but definatly sporty machines.

    I'm sure there was something on the pavement that through the bike out of balance, and that's all it takes.

    An accident can happen at any time, even crossing the streat. I think Larry would be proud of his life accomplishments, and he lived a pretty full life to say the least.

    He's in a better place now, it's our loss for sure though.

    I like that in the biker build off how he said he was not the winner, both Billy and he should have the award together, and the tv network was the loser, haha.

    Rebel forever.

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  • timw
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    Sounds like he commited suicide to me! They showed him standing up on motorcycles going down the road on Discovery. Anyone who rides knows how stupid this is, things can go very wrong very quickly on two wheels and that's just sitting on the seat.

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  • Chopper
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    He will be missed by the bike building community. I had the opportunity to hang with him this past January at a bike show and we were in the same hotel that night along with Billy, Roger Bourget, and Perwitz. Indian Larry was a great guy to chat with and he was always down to earth. Its a tragedy that we lost him. If you check out www.choppersinc.com and www.paulyaffeoriginals.com you can see fellow builders paying their respects.

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  • Danny
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    Updated: 12:08 AM EDT
    'Indian Larry' Said Killed at Bike Show

    CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 30) - 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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  • cleaver
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    hey dan,

    I dont have an aol account..so I am unable to see it...sorry!

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  • Danny
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    Originally posted by cleaver
    I was just watching him in the discovery channel making cool choppers, he is a good man that loved building bikes...would it be possible if someone can tell us what happend to him?

    thank you
    http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/entertain...30235709990001

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  • cleaver
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    I was just watching him in the discovery channel making cool choppers, he is a good man that loved building bikes...would it be possible if someone can tell us what happend to him?

    thank you

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  • Manny
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    Saw him first on the Biker Build-off against Billy Lane and was blown away by his craftsmanship, between the twisted downtube they bent by hand, the engine with two different style heads, and the overall quality of the bike. He was also just at a local biker night here early this summer and I saw him spend a lot of time talking to all comers and posing for countless pictures with admirers. Wish I would of gone up to shake his hand and tell him how much I admired his craftsmanship. The custom bike biz has lost a great talent.
    Manny

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  • Canuck
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    It is a terrible loss to us all as he was an inspiration to all welders and fabricators. My prayers are with him and I will continue to admire his work.

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  • fun4now
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    build off

    i saw that too sweet bike, and he seemed like a nice guy down to earth just loved building bikes

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