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Larry Cavanaugh 19 Aug 2019 20:16 #809518

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Just got my head back from Larry.Of course it came home the way I sent it back in December.We txt back and forth so I knew we were good.I can't believe he has passed.He was a book full of knowledge on these old Kaws.I have stage 3 B lung cancer and believe that helped us communicate.Even tho I never met him we spent hours on the phone with each other.
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Larry Cavanaugh 19 Aug 2019 20:27 #809519

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Crap....Vaya con Dios Larry
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Larry Cavanaugh 20 Aug 2019 08:10 #809543

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Larry's kind advice gave me confidence to move forward, and it still keeps me going.

Let's all endeavor by doing the same for one another.

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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 20 Aug 2019 14:05 #809564

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Larry posted a lot of stuff here. I will him and his expertise on Z1/KZ motors.

Larry's Passing

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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 20 Aug 2019 14:15 #809565

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I hope Larry meets PopĀ“s in heaven and both build a Z1 ultimate engine. RIP Larry, he is a great loss of engine Tuning knowledge.

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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 20 Aug 2019 16:00 #809572

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This is sad news..... he was very kind and helpful in several reply's to me and often wished I would have spent the extra cash on my head through him. RIP.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....

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Larry Cavanaugh 20 Aug 2019 20:37 #809581

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B)
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Larry Cavanaugh 20 Aug 2019 20:49 #809582

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So sad to hear this news. Larry was a huge contributor to KZR and will be missed. This information is directly from his facebook page and was posted back on 7/13:
I've been diagnosed with something called Amyloidosis. It's rare and there is no cure. My bone marrow is producing too much of a protein called amyloid. The excess protein attacks internal organs and nervous system, eventually destroying them.

At this point I have massive fluid build up because my liver is being attacked. Every Wednesday I get, on average, 3 liters of fluid drained off my abdomen..

I'm loosing feeling in my hands. My feet feel like they're on fire most of the time and all my muscles are shrinking away as the disease progresses. I have zero energy and struggle just to get around the house most days.

The doctors want to start chemo next. They say the chemo may slow the process down by killing of the blood platelets that are causing the excess amyloid protein. This will involve going once a week for the next 6 months for treatment. It's a temporary fix if it even works at all..

Long story short, I'm in pretty sad shape and the future doesn't look promising.

So there it is.I'm doing the best I can under the circumstances.
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Current: 79 KZ1000 A3 MKII, 78 KZ1000 A2, 78 KZ1000 Z1-R, 78 KZ650 SR, 80 KE175
Former: 03 KLX400SR, 99 ZRX1000, 82 KZ750 LTD, 80 KZ1000 A4 MKII, 80 KZ1000 LTD, 78 KZ1000 A2, 74 H-2 750 Triple, 78 KL250

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Larry Cavanaugh 20 Aug 2019 21:13 #809583

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I read that too. He let everyone know he was thinking of them. :(
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Larry Cavanaugh 21 Aug 2019 07:28 #809591

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Sorry to hear that. We will miss him around.
Descansa en paz Larry. Vaya con Dios.
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Argentina - Buenos Aires

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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 22 Aug 2019 05:08 #809607

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Descansa en paz Larry
Kawasaki KZ 750/4 LTD 1981
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Argentina - Buenos Aires

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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 23 Aug 2019 16:07 #809707

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Wow very sad to hear. He had a wealth of knowledge about the Z motors, RIP Larry.

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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 23 Aug 2019 19:23 #809721

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Aw shit. Godspeed Larry. You were one of the great human beings. You will not be replaced ever. This saddens me to know. Now that you are with the kz gods please look down upon us and give us guidance. You will be missed dearly.:(
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Larry Cavanaugh Passed Away on 8/18/2019 28 Aug 2019 12:25 #809993

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Godspeed, Larry. Larry's Obituary
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Larry Cavanaugh 30 Aug 2019 17:15 #810116

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I talked to Larry's nephew yesterday. He was telling me of Larry's new shop that they were putting together. He told me that Larry really did have a true passion for what he did. He helped Larry on occasion. Maybe he'll consider carrying on the legacy.
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Larry Cavanaugh 30 Aug 2019 18:27 #810119

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I'm hoping someone carries on. I have a GPz50 head that needs help.
Jim
Atlanta, GA
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1974 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
2001 KZ1000P
2001 Yamaha YZ426
1981 Honda XR200 stroked in an '89 CR125 chassis
1965 Mustang
1967 Triumph GT6
1976 Bronco
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