wirewrkr is not well

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Boxer Metal, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Genuinely sad to read this. It's a strange thing to be this affected by someone you've never met, but apparently such is the impact Robert's had around here.

    Today I'm thinking about his unique contribution to this place, his friends and his family. Sincere condolences and best wishes.

    The airhead's still ticking down cooler from a ride, I think I'll go sit with it and sip on a red.

    Igor
  2. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Rest in peace my friend.

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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Your gonna be missed around here bro!
  4. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Bottoms up!
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  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    The only good thing about this is that he's not in pain any more.

    I was cleaning my computer area this morning and came across the receipt from a turn signal harness that I bought from Robert about a month ago. On it he'd taken the time to write me a thank you note. I remember thinking how nice it was when I received it.

    Thanks Robert, and peace be with you on your new journey.
  6. tete

    tete clown shoes

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    Sad news certainly

    Reading reminds me just how precious life is and how fragile too. Gotta live it or lose it. I got the impression Robert lived it and will continue to , through friends and family. Thanks for posting those pictures.

    Godbless

    V
  7. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    You know, I'm just a little ticked off at the guy right now! Seems like he could have had the decency to pass on to one of us his contacts and skills making wire harnesses!

    Unless he passed it on without me knowing, it's just gone. :cry

    How inconsiderate!!!

    Actually, I'm just trying to lighten up the scene here a little bit. I don't think Robert would have wanted us crying over his leaving. But I do mean it - it's a sad thought that he was one of a kind and his particular expertise is gone. I'm pretty good at wiring and making small harnesses, but nothing like Robert. He had the correct tools and knew where to source the correct parts, and how to assemble the parts to form an OEM looking harness.

    It's a good thing we're all timeless beings, surviving past body death, into the next and the next and the... or I'd be really bummed out. Get a new little body, Robert - find a family into motorcycles, and get back here in a few years!
  8. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Sad indeed. I've always enjoyed Robert's posts and his products were top-notch.

    Everyone is born, lives and dies. The important thing is what you do with your life, and he accomplished that.

    Safe journey, my friend. See you on the other side...

    --Bill



    PS--- Robert's Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/robert.vanvliet.754

    --b
  9. ritetwist

    ritetwist Been here awhile

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    When a wise man passes,a library burns down.
    So true here.
    He will live on in his posts.
    I can hear it now "And wirewkr said......"
  10. tradern

    tradern Toowoomba QLD

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    Dominate what new realms you're wandering mate.

    RIP.
  11. kvanvliet

    kvanvliet n00b

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    Before he got very very sick my Dad was able to pre-arrange the sale of his business to a peer in San Jose. So at some point you'll be able to continue ordering his parts, even if it's not his hand they're coming from. When that info comes, I'll post it.

    I remember doing odd jobs for him in his garage in Columbia Maryland when I was a kid - cutting little colored wires to lengths. It was when he was just getting started with the wiring harnesses. Menial work - good times.

    Still waiting for concrete information about memorial services for you all.

    Katie
  12. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    Little to add, a genuine loss to all, particularly his family. My sincerest best wishes. Jeff T
  13. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    He will be missed. We miss him already. Smooth sailing friend.

    These things are never neat and tidy. But Roberts troubles are over.
  14. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Very sad news to read. :cry

    I never had the opportunity to meet Robert in person like many folks on here. I always did enjoy reading his posts and absorbed his wisdom out of them.


    Condolences to Roberts family and friends.

    So that his wisdom may continue to feed others as they filter through the Airhead posts I am going to click the DONATE button on the bottom of the page and make a contribution to this website in Roberts honor.

    Rest in Peace Brother.:waysad

    Mike
  15. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    R.I.P.Robert:cry
  16. Byron1

    Byron1 Been here awhile

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    Never knew Robert, but have certainly learned from his postings.

    My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I hope that the hurting passes and happy memories stay with you forever.

    You cannot take life for granted.... dream like you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.

    RIP
  17. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Dear Katie,
    Thanks for mentioning that. Wirewerkes is a valuable asset to those of us that mess around with these old machines. Roberts' contributions to the world of motorcycling are everywhere, riding around on two wheels, and so it shall remain.
    This thread has become much like an online memorial service. Thanks for sharing during this personal time.
    Please let us know when Wirewekes V.2 is up and running.
    Peace
  18. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Dear Katie,

    As the reactions here attest, your father was a man of substance. We're sorry for the loss of your father, but we're glad for your heritage. Hold his memory dear, and never forget how proud you made him.

    sincere best wishes,
    Lawrence
  19. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Well said Mr. Lawrence!
  20. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    It's hard for me to put myself in his place - enter the hospital not feeling well, find out it's advanced cancer and die a month later. Then again, people die suddenly all the time in accidents or heart attacks or whatever. But it's the knowing you're going and can't do anything about it. That would be tough!

    Lawrence did say it well!