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Old 10-28-2012, 06:23 AM   #91
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Thanks Robert!

A long time ago, OK...4 years ago, a nice man took pity on my noober soul and sold me a set of cylinders and pistons that have been the heart and soul of a certain little BMW named Jezebel. Every other part of that moto has failed and been rebuilt, but that odd looking powerplant just keeps chugging along. I remember agonizing over my commitment to keep plowing time and money into that pile of black, German junk, but thanks in large part to Roberts' calm assurance and steady guidance, that bike will roll on into the unforeseeable future. I always have not wanted to embarass Robert with a public thank you, but perhaps now is the time. Thank You my friend, for your generous help and freely offered expertise.
Be strong and be well.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #92
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A good friend of ours read everyone's post today to Robert and he smiled and commented the best he could. I think you all have done wonders to make him feel better. Thank you so much.
I was NOT kidding about the hemp/marijuana oil. There is every chance he can still save his own life! Please take the time to investigate this cure and to pass on your new knowledge to Robert. Also ... investigate using "coloidal silver" in a nebulizer. Some of the BEST cures still come from nature and NOT from a pharmaceutical laboratory!

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:59 AM   #93
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I am sad to hear this.

When I bought my '78 r100 in Santa Cruz and rode it back to seattle, I posted about it here, and got a pm from wirewrkr asking if the serial number of my bike was such-and-such. He had it right, and it turned out my bike had passed through his hands at one point. He still had some parts for it (tumbler assembly for the locking gas cap) and he sent them to me. He also gave me some great advice about the dual disk upgrade I eventually did on the bike.

I hope things turn out for the best, whatever that is.

Oh, and my girlfriend thinks you're smoking hot, Robert (showed her your pics on your website)
Forgive me if that seems wildly inappropriate- I just thought it might make you crack a smile.

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #94
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I'm dying here for an update on Robert's progress. Back in MD, about 15 years ago, I went out to his family's old farm house to do some parts trading with him. I can't even remember what the part was, but there was something he was going to let go of, because it was something I needed. He said "I was going to use this on one of my projects, but you really ought to have this, because I like you. I don't like many people, but I like you" That really stuck with me. Partly because it's kind of an odd thing to say, but also because it made me, an awkward young fellow, feel pretty good to have this cool guru type as a friend. At that time, I was about two years past a scary point in my life when I had Hodgkin's disease. I sure do hope he's going to get better.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #95
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Positive thoughts!

As said before a good day - just gone bad. We are sending hopes and prayers your way Robert.
You are one of the reasons I enjoy the airheads so much - Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #96
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I'm always grateful for your words of Airhead wisdom.

Best wishes, healing thoughts, and feigned airs of nonchalance, Robert.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #97
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About four years ago I sought Robert's advice about repairing airhead gauges. I had questions about locating parts, what to charge, along with other issues, and he told me about his difficulties sourcing parts for his wire harnessess. I think he has an easier time of it as his parts are still available, though difficult to find some times - while mine just aren't available. But he helped me get started with his advice and encouragement. Over the years we've swapped a few parts and he's had stuff I've needed sometimes.

As a matter of fact, I need one of those centerstand repair kits - so NO CHECKING OUT IS ALLOWED!!!

ya hear me?!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #98
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Prayers and good thoughts to you!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #99
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I spoke to Robert's brother tonight. Barring some kind of miracle, we are going to lose him. Keep good thoughts going his way, and keep posting here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #100
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #101
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I spoke to Robert's brother tonight. Barring some kind of miracle, we are going to lose him. Keep good thoughts going his way, and keep posting here.
Nope..... Not okay with this. Robert, were still here with you, keep fighting.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #102
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I spoke to Robert's brother tonight. Barring some kind of miracle, we are going to lose him. Keep good thoughts going his way, and keep posting here.
I suspected that was the case, but hoped I was wrong. Come on miracle. Shit.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #103
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I spoke to Robert's brother tonight. Barring some kind of miracle, we are going to lose him. Keep good thoughts going his way, and keep posting here.
God damn it.

Robert has been a huge help to me with my bike as I'm sure he has for a lot of people here. Whenever I ride my bike I think of him and his part in getting it back on the road. He's one of the best.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #104
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"Do not go softly into that good night...."


Unless that's what you want.


If you do than peace be with you and your family. Peace.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #105
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Be strong, and know that many are thinking of you and praying for you.

"God will never leave you nor forsake you".

In my prayers...
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