Monday, June 6, 2011
Meet and Greet_ INDIAN LARRY TALES
I see lots going on in MN with cycles and I'm getting really close to getting my shit together with the teaching job, so im out running errands and I meet up with Chris Morris, who's building a hardtailed pan. We check out his garage and I spot the sick paint work he's got going on and a few of his other projects. Then we hop in the car and head over Raritan way to see his pan at Mike's HUGE shop 47industries. He's got a ton of work going on, all sweet stuff and a very capable shop. Remembered to snap a few pics of the sweetness for the followers. Gotta get a good network of fellow minded people out here, since I can't bring my MN family here with me.
Cool story to share. I am talking with my neighbor (big long 113in "el Bruto" chopper, 96in fatboy with a rivera forward swept mani, both S&S carbs) about how his bikes act funny once in a while. The long bike, gets really hot when cruising, and the fatboy has a hard time getting enough fuel when stopped at a light. both HAUL ASS and don't act funny when he gets the hammering. I told him no worries, we'd take a look at them wednesday morning, that I could help him figure out a voltage draining issue on his long bike then, check the timing and possibly see what the carbs were doing. He then starts telling me about this springer bike he was running in the 90's that he was having trouble with the tune up and needed some work, so him and his cousin (lead singer for Agnostic Front) ride into Brooklyn to this guy who tunes carbs with an automotive stethoscope... Indian Larry set his bike up and was his go-to guy when the bike was acting funny. He tells me he misses him, because nothing has ever ran as perfect. R.I.P. INDIAN LARRY! I'd better start setting these bikes up, he says he's got a gang of rider friends who need their shit sorted out....... uhhh PAT, I need some help :)