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    James Stanley Smith was a fan of the GS bikes and owned quite a few including a 550 Kat. He was killed in a car accident Sunday January 26, 2020 early in the AM. I knew him almost 15 years and considered him a good friend. His journey started with the Kat and moved through a GS1000G, an LTD kawi, a 550E and then a GSX-R600. James always had a thing for the small GS bikes and was always talking about getting another.

    He used the handle detorn on the GSR. He was 43 YO.

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    Sorry to hear of the loss of your good friend and fellow GSR member. So young, too.

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    Gosh, I hate hearing things like this... RIP James my fellow GS fanatic...
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    Very sorry to hear this. I only recall his handle ; it like it has been a quite a while since here was here.

    It is dangerous out there, apparently even early in the AM.
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    Condolences, Duane.
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    Sorry to hear of this. I remember him from my first few years here.
    If I recall he tried to organize a ride in the NJ / Pa area, but it never happened.

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    moved to new thread
    Last edited by Brendan W; 02-09-2020 at 06:17 AM.
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