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Old 09-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #16
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Tragic news and as others have said a shock.

Phil, friends and family, all the best for the hard road ahead.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #17
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I never got ot meet Bill, but through his stories and the antics on the Motorbikin' stories you felt you knew the guy. A very sad time indeed. Heartfelt condolences to his mates and family.
RIP Bill
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #18
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Sad news, my thoughts go to those who were close to him..
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #19
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This is tragic news, who would have thought that his toothy smile was hiding such pain inside that he felt it necessary to take his own life.

There is nothing I can say that can make things easier for you, Phil; just try to remember the many good times you and Bill had together.

Condolences to the friends and family of Tugboat Bill, a life ended much too soon.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #20
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R.I.P Bill a good man gone to soon.
Thoughts go out to Netty, his family and mates.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:02 PM   #21
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My sincere condolences to family & friends, never met the man but saw plenty of photos, etc.
Good man gone too soon, will be missed by all

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #22
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Ride On Tugger.

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Great looking machine, enjoy your new shiny KTM. I tried catching the old dingo on one during the sunny coast ride. It was a great bike, the only thing faster was KATO on his well worn and amazingly sideways in 4th 690.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #23
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I never met the bloke, but my heart is still saddened by this news. Condolences to family and friends.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #24
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Eek phaaark!!!

Well this news has floored me!! The bike community is close knit and although I had never met Bill, through the DVD's I have worn out over the last couple of years he felt like a 'mate'.........condolences to friends and family as Bill takes the long ride in our memories............Ride on, old mate!!

R.I.P. 'Tugboat' Bill
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #25
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Had the honour to meet and ride with Bill on several occasions, times I will treasure even more now. Condolences to Netty, his family and mates. A good man gone way too soon.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #26
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Good bloke

Condolences to family and friends
Learnt a lot from ya

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:44 PM   #27
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Tragic news, Im sure the loss will be felt by many.

Condolences to family and friends, my thoughts are with you.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #28
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very sad news.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #29
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Like so many others here I never met the man; only known by reputation& what a rep it was! A real legend along the the red headed one. While we will all miss the stories those that knew him will miss much more. Condolences to his family, loved ones & mates. Remember the good times
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but I have promise's to keep
and miles to go before I sleep" ( Robert Frost)

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #30
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