New York

For Sale: 1972 Honda CB350 (Brooklyn, New York) $3,400

I found this ’72 Honda CB350 for sale. The seller is asking $3,400. I don’t see it, but if the pictures are accurate, I could imagine offering $2,500. It basically has a nice seat, new handlebars, a tail light which reads “Titties & Beer,” the rear fender is chopped and the front removed. The exhaust

For Sale: 1973 Honda CB450 (South Brooklyn, New York) $3,500

I found this 1973 Honda CB350 for sale in South Brooklyn. It looks pretty good and has some nice upgrades. It’s not worth $3,500, particularly when considering it needs two new tires and turn signals. According to the ad, “At some point last fall someone ripped off the custom turn signals and punctured both tires.”

Keino Cycles

Located in Brooklyn, Keino Sasaki, the owner of Keino Cycles, puts out some really beautiful bikes. When looking at builders, there are some that just chop up the fenders or remove them, throw on some new handlebars, remove the air box and toss in some new gauges and boom it’s a custom bike. Not Keino,

Indian Larry Motorcycle Builder and Dare Devil

Searching for custom bike builders in New York I ran across the obituary for Indian Larry in the New York Times. Indian Larry, also known as Larry Desmedt, was a New York-based custom bike builder and dare devil. He died doing a stunt. Here’s how the New York Times obituary described Indian Larry’s untimely demise.