Monday, January 19, 2009

Bill Raupp

Bill Raupp was New Jersey's first Harley trained Mechanic, He helped open the legendary B&D cycles back in the early 1940's after that he opened his own shop across from the Rahway state prison which later became Stroker Cycles. After selling that shop bill worked out of his home based shop for alittle over 40 years. Bill did my first motor rebuild some 25 years ago and im sure that bike is still out there running strong. Bill passed away 5 years ago due to complications with his heart , he lived life hard and fast and rode till his last days! God Bless ya Bill we still all miss ya!