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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #125 on: September 28, 2008, 10:29:37 AM »
+1, Exactly. My thoughts are with his family and friends!

My prayers to Dave and his family and friends. I've never dealt with him, but see his legacy written here with all who have. He still is an awesome person in everyone's mind and always will be.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #126 on: September 28, 2008, 11:23:33 AM »
I'm at a loss for words.I know that everyone DaveO met he treated like a long time friend. This is a huge loss to everyone that has ever got to meet him in person or communicate with him on here or on the phone. RIP DaveO your a very special person.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #127 on: September 28, 2008, 11:32:40 AM »
I just don't know what to say...

I Know he will be remembered.

Rest in Peace Dave.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #128 on: September 28, 2008, 11:44:08 AM »
 I have not chimed in on the board in a month or so & logged in this morning to see this. Dave has helped (touched) so many people on this board & doing what he was passionate about it is unbelievable. Mr.1507 will be missed dearly ,Dave had helped me since 2001 & I have read so much of him also helping others.He was a wealth of knowledge & a straight shooter & will be missed greatly. Trying to be positive I can only say that he went doing what he loved...........GODSPEED,BROTHER you were truly an inspiration & will be missed by many.              Tears, Billy Penny

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #129 on: September 28, 2008, 12:13:49 PM »
WOW, CAN'T EVEN PUT INTO WORDS HOW TRAGIC THIS REALLY IS....just WOW!! I've been lurking around this GREAT site for some time now(sux that it took this for me to finally register)! I never actually had the opportunity or pleasure to meet "DAVEO"! However, i FEEL like i've just lost my BOTHER, Actually i (we) have!, because thats what makes the motorcycle/racing world so AWESOME, just because you've never actually met someone; your still in some way "PART OF THIS FAMILY"....... And DAVEO, well he represented that to the FULLEST!!!!  My Prays go out to you DAVEO, and your LOVED ONE's left behind ( I THINK......ALOT MORE THAN YOU KNOW OF )
R.I.P. DAVEO and GOD SPEED TO YOU SIR!!!!
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« Reply #130 on: September 28, 2008, 12:25:17 PM »
Really sad to hear,never got to meet Dave O. other than here on the board but know he was a super guy and a friend to everyone. :thumb:
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #131 on: September 28, 2008, 02:25:39 PM »
RIP DaveO, godspeed to you.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #132 on: September 28, 2008, 04:25:39 PM »
I am, so sorry too read this news....after not logging in for some time..

GODspeed Dave..and may God's presence..with with your family in this trying and troubling time for them....
My thought and prayers for his family
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #133 on: September 28, 2008, 05:14:56 PM »
Unbelievable--I would picture Dave as one of the least likely to crash.  He carried me thru my 1st meet 3 yrs ago-- very conscientious, knowledgable, with a heart of gold.  Dave always lend a hand whenever I requested.  He took time out from his move to MA to send me the DL32.  A true genuine great guy to all.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Josh and the family.  DaveO will not be forgotten.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #134 on: September 28, 2008, 06:13:54 PM »
rip daveo

my friend shawn and i bought a bike off a member deezhul...rode the bke a few hundred miles and something happen to tranny...we brought it to lees shop seeing i knew daveo was there...never met him before but heard all good...so bike gets dropped off and daveo yanks it apart and keep us posted throughout the rebuild...bike was off on tune so dave retuned also...the tune on this bike was flawless...not a sputter hickup anywhere...my boy shawn has been through the turbo bike disasters since day one and all he wanted was a badass bike to ride everyday....daveo tuned it just for that and the bike is perfect...i have never seen shawn so happy with a bike since ive known him...and its been 14 years of that....daveo didnt know me from joe down the steet but spent cuntless time on the phone with me while he was tryin to tune bikes to walk me through innovative guages and reprogramming them and little things to look for why they kept resetting...

when i rde shawns bike i knew right then where my bike was goin for its next build...and i am sad to know he wont be the builder of it now...



to daves family i send u every ounce of heart that i got...'

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #135 on: September 28, 2008, 06:42:47 PM »
GODSpeed DaveO

You will be missed :cry:
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« Reply #136 on: September 28, 2008, 07:24:12 PM »
Rip Dave

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #137 on: September 28, 2008, 07:59:51 PM »
I did not know him on a personal level but saw him around at events.  I have known Lee since I moved here in 2005 and would drop in from time to time for parts and advice.  Dave would come out in his engine builders smock and be moving as fast as one could imagine just trying to help everyone.  I could barely believe the news when I asked my neighbor in the pits "do you know what bike number went down".  She said I think his name was Dave Owen.  I was ready to sell my motorcycle at that moment.  If someone that talented went down how do I have a chance?  After Josh requested we continue the event I had serious reservations as to my involvement in the weekend.  I pulled to the starting line and noticed Josh had a grin on his face when he saw my class number.  The same class his father was in.  At that moment I realized if he can be at the starting line hours after his fathers passing then I could continue on racing at the very least.  For the first time in my riding career I wanted to be slow.  Not slow to be safe but slow to carry on Dave's records and memory.  Dave your were a good person and it shows through your children.  Hoping you are in a better place.  Geoff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #138 on: September 28, 2008, 08:04:31 PM »
Rest in peace brother.Adam

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #139 on: September 28, 2008, 08:53:51 PM »
I did not know the man other than from here and have seen everything he has done for others.

He was a great person. My family's thoughts to him and his family and friends


RIP Dave.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #140 on: September 28, 2008, 09:22:22 PM »
RIP DaveO.

Prayers sent to the family..... hang in there Josh.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #141 on: September 28, 2008, 10:11:32 PM »
Not sure there is a way to even put Dave O into words.But you guys have done an awesome job.Dave O,we will miss you.No one knows how much you helped EVERYONE for the years i have known you.Godspeed Dave O!We lost a true leader this weekend!
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« Reply #142 on: September 28, 2008, 11:11:52 PM »
Shocked and saddened by the news. Prayers sent out to Dave and all of his family. Sounds like he has touched alot of lives in our community.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #143 on: September 28, 2008, 11:49:12 PM »
Prayers sent out to family and freinds. Godspeed

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« Reply #144 on: September 29, 2008, 03:17:53 AM »
Just saw this and i'm heartbroken. Always loved reading about his accomplishments on his bike and was in awe of what dave could do with a busa and how he helped others making thier bikes even faster.

Godspeed dave. Me and my family Will keep him and his family in our prayers.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #145 on: September 29, 2008, 08:22:02 AM »
Always a tragic, terrible thing, when we lose a rider like this.

RIP Dave, and thoughts/prayers going to the family....  :cry:
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« Reply #146 on: September 29, 2008, 08:53:33 AM »
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #147 on: September 29, 2008, 09:13:45 AM »
even now two days later aftering hearing of this I still get choked up and tears begin to well up in my eyes not only for the loss  to his family and immediate freinds but also to this industry as a whole.. he was a great man one of whom I wish I had had the pleasure to meet in person.

XOXO Dave O. you're in a good place .. watch over us on the track if you would.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #148 on: September 29, 2008, 09:35:22 AM »
Very sad news. Dave gave me some great advice several times in the past.  He will be missed.  God Speed Dave

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« Reply #149 on: September 29, 2008, 09:37:53 AM »
Godspeed.
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