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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2008, 11:57:34 AM »
I'm speechless.

Never met Dave but I'm so used to him posting on here. Is this really happening?

Rest in Peace, brother.


I'm....sorry. Terribly sorry for his family.


When ready, I would like to help his family if I can.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2008, 11:57:46 AM »
Most everyone knew of Dave and his work for years.  I met Dave at Maxton in June while he was tuning Charlie to 250+ MPH runs.  We spoke several times for only a few minutes at a time over the weekend.  

While Dave was at Speedweek with Jason I spent quite some time with Dave as we were in impound a few times and Jason lives there during the events.  Dave spoke about the sense of family and how the proudest moment of his life was when Josh threw his leg over the bike and entered the Maxton 2 Club.  I know it sounds too easy to be true but I just spoke to someone closer to Dave and he mentioned Dave said the same thing.

It has been a tough year for LSR, both two and four wheeled competitors.

It is truly a sad day.  Hang in there Josh, our prayers go out to you and your family.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2008, 11:59:29 AM »
God Speed Dave! I was just down at ATCO B.S.'n with him.  :cry:

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2008, 12:00:58 PM »
Terrible news. Godspeed Dave :(

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2008, 12:03:27 PM »
I'm stunned, don't know what to say. I looked up to him more than he ever will know... he was and always will be a hero to me
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2008, 12:10:18 PM »
Aloha `oe daveO may you rest in peace .

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2008, 12:25:24 PM »
DaveO was supposed to tune my bike next week
I was so looking forward to taking the day off and watching him set me up and tune my bike?

DaveO you will be missed
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2008, 12:36:31 PM »
this is shocking,  RIP dave.    :(

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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2008, 12:40:48 PM »
Here is a page from his website, please read it and for those of you that never had the pleasure of meeting Dave it might give a little bit of insight to who he was..

http://www.newlimitstuning.com/daveo.php
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2008, 12:51:34 PM »
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2008, 12:57:23 PM »
does anyone know if the lakeville Mass address from New Limits is where to send cards?
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2008, 01:05:59 PM »
does anyone know if the lakeville Mass address from New Limits is where to send cards?


I'd like to know too, where to send a card for his family.

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2008, 01:08:13 PM »
prayers sent to his family
he will be dearly missed

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2008, 01:09:19 PM »
Here's his newest addy:

1 Ruths Way, Lakeville, Ma 02347


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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2008, 01:09:34 PM »
rip dave o prayers sent to his family

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2008, 01:11:14 PM »
Had spoken with Dave on the ph 2-3 times was looking forward to going to Maxton and meet him, very truly sorry, May he Rest In Peace
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2008, 01:12:07 PM »
Here's his newest addy:

1 Ruths Way, Lakeville, Ma 02347



Yes but last I knew he and his wife were apart (when he moved to NC) so I am not sure if now anyone is at that address
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2008, 01:28:22 PM »
Very sad news.  Dave, you are going to be missed by a lot of people... RIP, you were one of the best.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2008, 01:41:00 PM »
Here's his newest addy:

1 Ruths Way, Lakeville, Ma 02347



Yes but last I knew he and his wife were apart (when he moved to NC) so I am not sure if now anyone is at that address


Ill stop by his house tomorrow Im 15 minutes away
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2008, 01:43:12 PM »
RIP Dave the world will be a much darker place. What a sad day.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2008, 01:44:56 PM »
Man..Very sad news!!!..I was going to have him tune My bike also..

Been to his place a few times in Mass,He tuned a bike for a buddie of mine and extended My ecm..

Super nice Guy and will be sadly missed By all..

Prayers out to His family and friends...

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2008, 01:46:39 PM »
I just can't believe that this has happened.  Dave and I were talking on Wed just before he left fo Maxton and he was going to call me when he got back.  All of our prayers and wishes for his family. R.I.P. DaveO
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2008, 01:52:34 PM »
Kool video..

RIP Dave....