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May 5, 2020

By: Sinjin


This Motorcycle Icon Now Calls Gas Monkey Home

In the automotive world, there are a few creations that are deemed an icon. Normally they have the name Barris, Winfield, or Bailon attached to it. Except this creation has the names Kennedys Custom Cycle, Keith Ball, Rick Fairless, and now Gas Monkey Garage with it.


During it’s prime, Easyriders Magazine was the authority for anything that was cool related to motorcycles. This Chopper was smack dab in the middle of all of it. With each new issue of the magazine, readers would see this motorcycle progress through its build. It was similar to current custom motorcycle/car shows, well, except without some guy with a goatee or beard yelling about a deadline and budget.

For the last two decades or so, the long hair motorcycle tie-dye legend Rick Fairless of Strokers Dallas has been the custodian of this bike. For a custom build as famous as this one, you never truly own it, it more of your privilege and responsibility to look after it. Well after some time, this motorcycle was ready for a change of scenery and a new caretaker.

For the time being, Gas Monkey Garage and Richard Rawlings have the honor of housing an absolute motorcycle legend. As seen of Fast N’ Loud, Richard purchased the bike from Rick Fairless, and before Rick said farewell to it, he and Richard sat down to tell its story and reminisce on some history in the automotive world.


You can watch the full interview below:

This motorcycle has some serious history to it!

You saw it the cover of Easyriders Magazine, last night on Fast N’ Loud, and now at Gas Monkey Garage. A bike with this much history, we had to give you an in depth look at it with Rick Fairless, check it out!

Posted by Richard Rawlings on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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