Jay LOVED his bikes. The fact is, Jay loved almost all bikes. My little Honda Rebel even made him giggle. He loved to share his passion for riding.
We got little honda dirtbikes as kids. Jay was forever building ramps, devising stunts, and just thoroughly enjoying the wind in his hair.
He had a passion for most things mechanical. He grew up customizing cars, tweaking motorcycles and tinkering with most anything with an engine. He found his niche in building motorcycles. He loved it and it showed.
The picture above is of the bike that he built for himself. He made some changes along the way, but that's what it looked like when he first finished it.
Jay finished building Spike shortly before he was killed. Spike was on the cover of the June 2003 issue of Easy Rider Magazine. Spike also made Easy Rider's 200 Best Bikes of 2003 and the Easy Rider 2004 Calendar.
Jay conceptualized this bike and had begun building it before he was killed. His co-workers at Biker's Boulevard finished the build and dedicated the bike to Jay. The man that eventually bought this bike put a personalized license plate on it that says "4 Jay".