Polar Bears and City Lights | Custom 2015 Indian Larry Motorcycle Sidewalk and Street

Indian Larry’s custom Chopper

2015 Indian Larry Motorcycle Sidewalk and Street

2015 Indian Larry Motorcycle Sidewalk and Street

Photo: Bryan Helm

Riding under the Indian Larry shadow comes at heavy cost. After more than a decade since his passing, there comes a time when as a company it’s necessary to stand on your own two feet. That’s what this 2015 Indian Larry custom chopper represents and on its own is a testament to the type of quality builds coming out of the shop recently.

2015 Panshovel 97ci

2015 Panshovel 97ci

Photo: Bryan Helm

Straight out of Brooklyn, New York, this bike was meant to represent the tone and style that Indian Larry Motorcycles has become known for. Owner Bobby Seeger explains: “For us we just wanted something a little different and cleaner than we have been building. On this bike, we had a couple of extra motors that we had purchased, so we collaborated with Berry from Accurate Engineering in Alabama. After about three months later you have the motor you see now. We wanted the split the rockers and tried to focus on functionality so that it all worked together to make a good-looking bike.”

2015 Indian Larry Motorcycle Sidewalk and Street

2015 Indian Larry Motorcycle Sidewalk and Street

Photo: Bryan Helm

Bobby has strong feelings about what the purpose of a motorcycle should be. He explains: “There’s many things I can say that I’ve learned from Larry. There are many things I can say I’ve learned from Paul Cox as well. I have to absorb and use what I can from both of them. But by all means motorcycles are meant to be ridden. There are a lot of cute shows that go on throughout the year in the US, Europe, and everywhere else. The sad part is the majority of the people just don’t ride their motorcycles. They build some really great stuff and have some really great craftsmanship. They just don’t ride them.” When asked how this bike rides Bobby explained: “I wanted a jockey shift. They are fun and when I have one I’m more into it, and it keeps me on my toes. I try and focus on what it’s like to ride in NYC. I figured if I can survive in NYC with the tightness and the people and all the assholes, I’d be able to handle it anywhere. The potholes eat you up. They hurt and they hurt when you have no suspension on you. It also adds to the fun of trying to avoid those and the men and women that should not behind the wheel of a car. It’s kind of like a video game.”

Indian Larry Signature Gas Tank

Indian Larry Signature Gas Tank

Photo: Bryan Helm

Rather than just putting out another black and chrome chopper, this bike was painted in a Pearl White that helps to accent the craftsmanship and simplicity. “The only other white bike that we had was called the White Devil. Also we are big fans of Frank Frazetta. So what we did was the Frazetta piece that was airbrushed with the warrior with the polar bear on a sleigh. Just that fact that Frank was from Brooklyn and he ruled the entire Molly Hatchet album covers that I seen as a kid that just furthered the love of his work. John the Painter actually helped design, build, and also painted it. We just figured let’s just change it up a little bit.”
When Bobby was asked how he felt the overall outcome of the bike, he had a few parting words, “It’s a nice feeling that people want to bike. For a number of years we just kind of said no. We got a nice little spot and just enjoy caressing our spot and what we do in our little cubical. It blows my mind how something that was built in Brooklyn people are digging everywhere from Manhattan, Boise, to Long Beach, and more.”

Jockey Shift

Jockey Shift

Photo: Bryan Helm

Make sure and check out the Indian Larry Block Party September 17, 2016. See indianlarry.com for more info.

Make sure and check out the Indian Larry Block Party September 17, 2016. See indianlarry.com for more info.

Indian Larry Website

Bobby Seeger, Jr.

Bobby Seeger, Jr.

Photo: Bryan Helm

Specifications
General
Owner Charlie Brown
Shop Indian Larry Motorcycles (ILM)
Website indianlarry.com
Year/Make/Model 2015/ILM/Sidewalk and Street
Fabrication Indian Larry Motorcycles
Build Time 6 months
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2015/Panshovel/97ci
Builder Accurate/Berry
Cases Accurate/ILM
Cylinders Accurate/ILM
Heads Accurate/ILM
Rocker Boxes Accurate/ILM
Cams 585 S&S
Air Cleaner ILM
Carb S&S
Lifters .945 Rollers
Exhaust ILM Stainless
Ignition Morris Magneto
Transmission
Year/Type 2015/ILM
Gears 6-into-4
Clutch Jockey Shift
Primary Tech Cycle
Frame
Year/Type 2015/Twisted Down Tube
Rake/Stretch 28º/2 in. up
Suspension
Front End H-D 39mm
Length Stock
Swingarm Rigid
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size ILM/19 in.
Tire/Size ME 880/19 in.
Calipers Brembo
Rear
Builder/Size ILM/18-5.5
Tire/Size ME 880/18 in.
Caliper Brembo
Finish/Paint
Colors White
Paint/Graphics John the Painter
Accessories
Rear Fender ILM/Flat
Gas Tank ILM
Oil Tank ILM
Electrics ILM
Handlebars 11-in. ILM
Grips ILM Street
Hand Controls Brembo
Foot Controls ILM
Headlight ILM
Taillight ILM
Seat Paul Cox

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