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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by weekendrider, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    When a member from washington pointed out a 79 standard for sale close to me, I said my plate was full. I got a PM from Dan "If you don't go get that bike RIGHT NOW I'm going to come up to Wisconsin and kick your butt around the block." (something to that effect) I went and bought it. It became "survivor"
     
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  2. Jim

    Jim "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try." Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    When I said on my SG thread that one of my carbs was missing the odd size brass washer, Dan's simple reply was "PM me your address." 3 days later I had the washer.
    I suspect there's tons of these stories out there...
     
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  3. TimG

    TimG XS650 Member

    My condolences to Dan's family. I am a new member to the site and did not know Dan. From all that has been said here, I wish I had.
     
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  4. Meddy

    Meddy XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Very sad news, condolences to the Family.
     
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  5. Wha?
    That's some sad news. Rest in peace Dan, and Godspeed. Prayers of strength for your family and a reality check for us. We'll all see you in the sweet by and by, God willing.
     
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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yup - and NJ - THAT deserves a genuine...
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    So - the message for me is: ride your own ride and live your own life.

    Pete
     
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  7. Good guy and I hope all of his dreams in heaven come true and he RIDES FOREVER
    RIP DAN
     
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  8. samoran1

    samoran1 XS650 Addict

    Reaching out: does anyone have any idea how to get some high resolution photos of Dan's (weekendrider) bike? I do not want to miss getting him in the calendar this year. Thanks in advance.
     
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Dan's buddy is Skidz78 - he sent the Forum a message telling us that Dan had died.

    Perhaps he can assist - the Moderators likely have some solid contact info for him.....

    SHAWN - on that other matter - I have stuff on the way.

    Pete
     
  10. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    let me ask around. The forum was thinking what skull has done or similar even if the rez isn't the best...... hint; this one isn't about the bike.
     
  11. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Right - in my view, there are a couple of entries in this years calendar like that.

    Pete
     
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  12. samoran1

    samoran1 XS650 Addict

    I agree, it is more about the person and not the bike. But I would hate to put his month together in the calendar just to have it really fuzzy when it gets printed. It may look great on screen but if it is low-res it will print distorted. Trust me.

    I think we should include the pictures of Dan and his wife for sure. We can use Skull's montage if it works or I can recreate with high res photos just the same. Just trying to do my due diligence.
     
  13. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I PM'd skidz78. hopefully we can get some better rez versions that second pic was just taken by dan's relative.
     
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  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks Shawn - good guidance for sure.

    Pete
     
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  15. 650Skull

    650Skull Dogonit Top Contributor

    I posted the pics and their size in the calendar voting thread.......... if they can be of any use i can email them
     
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  16. It's just too sad.......weekendrider THEN Robinc. It's happening more often than it used to. Most of us are getting to the age where it's not a total shock when one of us passes. Still.................it's sad to think about friends you'll never see or talk to again. Rest in peace weekendrider, you sir, were one of the good guys.
     
  17. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Enthusiast

    And a “HHHHHHOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLL” for weekendrider too!
     
  18. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Don't worry if you can't get sharper photos. Show them in the context of the quick snapshots in time they were. You could do something like have them crooked with the newer overlapping part the older for one example. Then the eye doesn't expect studio quality.
     
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  19. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I'm just as sad to hear about robinc, now. He didn't seem to post that much, but he read a lot. He thumbed up just about every post I made :) I remember a couple of funny interactions with him. Will miss him equally.
     
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  20. So sorry to hear about these guys passing. We tend to think in terms of today and that tomorrow will always be there. But as we age, that becomes less and less true. Ride every day as if it was your last. And when you do, ride with past members on your mind. I believe they know.
    roy
     

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