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Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." #640750 02/19/16 8:41 am
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Word is that a "Pete R" has died... He was a regular contributor on this site and known for his knowledge on Triumphs..

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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640754 02/19/16 10:16 am
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That is a great shame.
I never met Pete nor even spoke with him.
I knew him only via his postings on this site.
He had a deep knowledge of Triumphs and more importantly in my view, was prepared to spend time and effort to impart that knowledge to those of us less knowledgeable.
My thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time.
R.I.P.

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He's got 1952 in his email address...

Not an age to go.

My thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640768 02/19/16 11:26 am
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Really sorry to hear that. He had many thousand posts on this site, most all of them with useful information from someone who obviously had experience with these bikes for a long time ....

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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640773 02/19/16 1:02 pm
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Sorry to hear this,I have often got usefull advice from Pete, and he will be missed on this forum.
My condolences to his family.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640794 02/19/16 3:47 pm
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The good die young.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640831 02/19/16 9:22 pm
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I'll also miss him quite a bit. Always good, solid info in his posts.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: leon bee] #640835 02/19/16 9:29 pm
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Very sad to hear this. Never met him but he provided me with a lot of help.

RIP

Ray


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640850 02/20/16 12:01 am
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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640854 02/20/16 1:29 am
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Much knowledge, freely shared.
Vale, Pete R.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Triless] #640877 02/20/16 9:33 am
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I read a post from Pete R on another bike forum last spring about the time he stopped posting here...Pete said he was in Africa, Nigeria I believe,and seemed to be having a good time. He mentioned a bar owner was trying to sell him his daughter. grin...
No tears for Pete, just a good Irish wake telling stories and singing songs of great battles and wild women...


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640880 02/20/16 10:01 am
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HB--I remember that posting--I am pretty sure it was here on Britbike because I responded and shared with him some of my experiences in Nigeria.
Whatever---keep the revs high and the bends quick, Pete, and keep tuning up those Triumphs in heaven.
And for the rest of us---none of know the date or manner of our passing--so--get out there and ride those Brit bikes! That is the real way in which I am sure Pete would have wanted us to remember him by.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: BrizzoBrit] #640897 02/20/16 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by BrizzoBrit
Very sad to hear this. Never met him but he provided me with a lot of help.

RIP

Ray


Same here, my very satisfying A65 was build mainly on his advice.
So very sad to hear this but hope to use a Tridentman advice.
No tears, just ride.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640971 02/20/16 8:21 pm
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I rang his mobile phone this morning. The message said not available. He has helped me in the past many times and always happy to do so. His mind was like an encyclopaedia of Triumph facts,figures and dimensions. Today as I assemble the clutch on the old race bike I will be thinking of him.
Sincere condolences to his family.

Russell.

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Never met the man , but I sorta hoped one day I might...
Thanks for all your help mate....
You'll be sadly missed.. R.I.P.

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im not sure how many peter r's there are but it seems he just replied yesterday on the norton forum. this peter is from the netherlands . his reply yesterday was on the title "dipsticks"

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #641347 02/23/16 5:31 am
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Peter R and Pete R are two different persons, Jaycee.
The similarity in the names is indeed a bit confusing.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #641354 02/23/16 6:52 am
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This was one sweet guy, knowledgeable, generous, and one that so many here and there owe much to. He kept me out of trouble very often and I'll miss him deeply. RR

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god bless him. RIP!

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: hacksaw] #641686 02/25/16 1:33 pm
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Always helpful and very knowlegable was Pete R. A peaceful next journey sir, you will be missed.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Dave M] #644048 03/12/16 10:37 pm
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I like to print out the more helpful, literate replies whether I asked the question or not. I keep them in a file. Was going through them today. It's amazing how many are from Pete R. He could explain the incomprehensible in easy to understand words. He is missed.


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I agree, desco. I literally would not have gotten my bike built without his help. The man was an all-around genius. He was not just someone with engineering knowledge, or mechanical, welding, and machining cabilities, or excellent memory, or willingness to help, or a good motorcyclist, he was all of those things and more.

Ray


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #646122 03/28/16 11:25 am
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RIP Pete. You are sorely missed. I'm with Ray. My 70 Tri would not be running if it were not for Pete's help. Sad news.





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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #653710 05/21/16 4:13 pm
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damn, he was great guy.

intelligent, experienced, and helpful.

nobody will ever say that about me, i'm afraid, but he was one of the best.


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convince my wife, then, would you?

she's always calling me a moh-ron.


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