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    RIP Don Sharp. aka "Sharpy"

    Been seeing posts all over facebook that Don has sadly passed away. Never met the guy but have had some very interesting and informative conversations with him on Facebook.
    This was posted on his facebook page by, i guess, a member of his family.


    Hello everyone, I have some sad news Don Sharp “Sharpie” passed away last night. We are not sure of the details at this stage, and the family is coming to terms with it.
    I will keep you informed of the funeral arrangements if you are interested in paying your respects.
    Last edited by Agemax; 08-01-2019, 07:31 AM.
    1978 GS1085.

    Just remember, an opinion without 3.14 is just an onion!

    #2
    I am sorry to hear this news. Me and Sharpie went around and around a couple of times. He called me a butcher, I'd tell him he didn't know what he was talking about. It was just professional banter. He did help me out when I was trying to figure out my rear wheel spacing on my 1000e. I always liked his CAD drawings and his cam caps were pretty cool. I wanted to make a set of cam caps just to throw it back at him. Even though we didn't see eye to eye sometimes, I did respect him and feel sorry to hear about his passing. RIP Sharpie...
    My Motorcycles:
    22 Kawasaki Z900 RS (Candy Tone Blue)
    16 Yamaha FJR1300 (Probably been to a town near you)
    82 1100e Drag Bike (needs race engine)
    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
    82 850g (all original)
    80 KZ 650F (needs restored)

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      #3
      R.I.P. sorry to hear of this. As noted, I also enjoyed the tech and drawings he shared here.
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      Glen
      -85 1150 es - Plus size supermodel.
      -Rusty old scooter.
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        #4
        He was a major source of information on all aspects of these bikes. RIP.
        "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
        ~Herman Melville

        2016 1200 Superlow
        1982 CB900f

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          #5
          I never got to meet the man even though he was a local here, sad news indeed!
          1982 GS450E - The Wee Beastie
          1984 GSX750S Katana 7/11 - Kit Kat - BOTM May 2020

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            #6
            RIP Don. Condolences to his loved ones and friends...
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            09 Kaw C14 Rocket powered Barcalounger
            1983 GS1100e
            82\83 1100e Frankenbike
            1980 GS1260
            Previous 65 Suzuki 80 Scrambler, 76 KZ900, 02 GSF1200S, 81 GS1100e, 80 GS850G

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              #7
              Keep it in a wheelie, Don.
              Condolences to the family and friends.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYe3UhT_Ou4
              2@ \'78 GS1000

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                #8
                I never met or talked to him. I did follow many posts. Sad to hear that in just a few weeks we have lost two awesome members. God speed.
                MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
                1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

                NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


                I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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                  #9
                  Yes, sad news indeed. Read a lot of his posts on here but that is the extent of my knowing him Condolences to his family and friends.
                  Larry

                  '79 GS 1000E
                  '93 Honda ST 1100 SOLD-- now residing in Arizona.
                  '18 Triumph Tiger 800 (gone too soon)
                  '19 Triumph Tiger 800 Christmas 2018 to me from me.
                  '01 BMW R1100RL project purchased from a friend.

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                    #10
                    Sorry to hear this. We'd had some productive discussions on here and shared reminiscences of racing in the same period.
                    Even knew some of the same people.

                    Condolences to his family and friends.

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