Amputee veteran receives custom motorcycle
Posted: Jun 30, 2016
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -
A Marine who was injured five years ago in Iraq received a three-wheeled wish Thursday, thanks to some big-hearted people in Wichita.
A special motorcycle was the work of Allan "Big Al" Gaihter of Riverside H-D Customs. He's considered one of the best custom bike builders around, but his latest menacing-looking three-wheeler was one of a kind.
"We dropped this frame four inches, and built the entire back by hand," Gaihter explained. "This is actually the first trike that I got to do, a pretty radical custom. It was a fun build."
But just as unique as the bike is its brand new owner. Matt Amos is a Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. But it was that visit to Afghanistan that was life-changing.
"In 2011, I ended up stepping on an improvised explosive device and became a double amputee," Amos explained.
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