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Goodbye Lou D 13 Jul 2022 07:51 #870290

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Pour one out for Lou D.  He passed February 22, 2022 of lung cancer (he was not a smoker).   Rest easy, LouDhvx.


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I hate to hear that. He was an important contributor here and seemed like a genuinely good guy.

JR 
 Oh No!
He will be greatly missed. He was so knowledgeable and so helpful and a real gentleman.   I am truly shocked.  Like KZQ said he will not be forgotten.


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That's terrible news loudhvx was our most knowledgeable member on electrical issues. I believe he also shared his skills on other sites he owned, although I do not know their URLs. If anybody knows of those sites please link them here. I'm going to change Lou's status to KZR Legend where he will join Patton and Tony as past members who touched all of us.
He will be missed and not forgotten!
Bill

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So sorry to hear this. Lou was incredibly knowledgeable and generous with his advice. He even designed me a custom kickstand safety relay.

Here’s a link to Lou’s motorcycle webpage - lots of helpful info.

s3.amazonaws.com/gpzweb/index.html#home

RIP Lou


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Lou D was a brilliant guy who had many diverse interests, I learned a lot from him and really enjoyed our conversations over the years.
Cancer sucks and he died way too young; I hope his family is ok.

Vaya con Dios Brother 

This is a video he made (one of many) of the relay through Chicago, he spent a huge amount of time on the edit, and it shows, thanks again Lou
(272) www.KZrider.com Relay Flag Ride Chicago Lake Shore Wacker Drive - YouTube



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Goodbye Lou D 13 Jul 2022 09:56 #870297

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I am sadden to learn of this.  I had noticed he was not posting responses to many electrical posts here as he had in the past.  His knowledge and willing to share it will be missed.
1977 KZ650 B1
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Goodbye Lou D 13 Jul 2022 14:16 #870308

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So sad to hear this.
He was always very helpful.


RIP Lou.
 
Rob
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'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, steering damper, ELS +4, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler.
'11 Ninja 250R

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Goodbye Lou D 14 Jul 2022 05:51 #870338

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Very sad to hear the news, His Z550 page is a wealth of knowledge. I and many Z400/500/550 owners have learned a lot from him.
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Goodbye Lou D 14 Jul 2022 14:39 #870360

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This is indeed sad news.  Wondered on many occasions how Lou D was doing and hoped to ride again after our Lake Shore Drive KZR Flag Relay Outing.  He had always been helpful and available to me especially on electrical issues.  We are certainly less with his departure.  Thank you for sharing Jack.  Godspeed Loudhvx  
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Goodbye Lou D 14 Jul 2022 18:58 #870375

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Dam going to miss him .   Sad news for sure .   Is there any way we can somehow get his web info on the site before it disappears. Be a shame to lose all that info . 
Gpz 750 turbo The one I ride
Gpz 750 turbo Not finished
Gpz 750 turbo Not started
Gpz 550 1981
Gpz 550 1983
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Goodbye Lou D 15 Jul 2022 07:51 #870391

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Was saddened to hear this - he helped me out a lot when getting to know my KZ. If nobody else has already done it I could start saving the web pages from his site (s3.amazonaws.com/gpzweb/index.html#home). If somebody wants to help I could work from the top down and somebody else from the bottom up - there are quite a few pages! I could try and merge all the pages into a pdf that could be stored in the filebase.

If the site has already been exported let me know, otherwise I'll just start exporting the pages on Sunday.
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Goodbye Lou D 15 Jul 2022 08:52 #870395

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RIP Lou.
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.

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Goodbye Lou D 15 Jul 2022 09:17 #870401

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dammit. You will be missed Lou. 
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods

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Goodbye Lou D 15 Jul 2022 16:35 #870424

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 I bought a set of Works shocks from him last year for a fantastic price. What a guy. sadly missed.

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Goodbye Lou D 15 Jul 2022 16:44 #870426

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No man is an island, 
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent, 
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, 
Europe KZR is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
Ed

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Goodbye Lou D 15 Jul 2022 17:50 #870429

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The best of us have to leave us earlier because of unknown reasons. Life somtimes sucks,damn.

R.I.P Lou Dudzic

 
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