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    No Hope For Me Coils's Avatar
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    Ohio man's wish fulfilled as he is buried on motorcycle

    The dying wish of an Ohio motorcycle aficionado that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson was fulfilled by his family -- although it wasn't easy.

    Billy Standley's body was prepped by five embalmers with a metal back brace and straps, The Dayton Daily News reported. He was affixed on top of his bike a 1967 Electra Glide cruiser-- which was then placed inside a Plexiglas casket. For five years, the box stayed in Standley's garage, one of his sons told the newspaper.

    Standley also had to buy additional burial plots that could accommodate the casket.

    His family told the paper he had planned the funeral for years.
    Standley died of lung cancer Sunday at the age of 82.
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    Gunco Veteran perry's Avatar
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    kind of glad he got his wish.

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    I completely understand. Only ride on days that end in "Y". Easy curves, Brother
    If you don't ride, you just don't understand.

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    I can understand that. I finally bought my first NEW bike when I moved from NY to GA. It is nice to be able to ride 11 1/2 months out of the yr vs 6.
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    i saw this & was totally stoked for him & his family....

    over 5 years of planning while knowing he was dying of lung cancer....

    good for him getting something HIS WAY.
    say what you mean & mean what you say

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    Thumbs up

    That is great "Ride Billy Ride."
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