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Jesse James

“I think people like watching somebody who knows what he wants and does it and doesn’t care what anybody thinks,” says Jesse James, riding a chopper that was custom built for the Discovery Channel, which has aired TV specials about his craft, titled “Motorcycle Mania.” (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
James sits on a chopper built for model Tyson Beckford. In foreground is Keanu Reeves’ chopper. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
Detail of the signature West Coast Choppers .45mm and 9mm gun shells on the handlebar riser built by Jesse James. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
Atlanta Falcons football player Jamal Anderson checks out custom choppers built by Jesse James. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
A detail of the signature West Coast Choppers air cleaner built by Jesse James. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
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