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Shoganai

Shoganai
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I received a PM from RicK G on May 3rd saying Drake dropped off the site and has been gone a long time. He's also missing from MotoBrick and K11OG.



He has ALWAYS returned my phone calls...this time nothing after 3 attempts.

He's not returning emails or PM's either.

I am now very concerned about Drake.


FYI Drake is a hard core ******(removed by administrator). I know this from spending time in his company. I just thought he was in the *****(removed by administrator) so deep he didn't know what was going on.

He lost his father last year and hasn't been the same since.



Is there anyone that knows what's going on or who is close enough to the PNW that could check up on him?

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92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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Sorry to hear that about Drake. We all have our problems in life and its always good to look out for someone in times of trouble. I don't mind at all saying that the forum and the guys I have met here was instrumental in getting me out of a bad place too.

Does anyone know where he lives? We could maybe drop him a note to let him know we want him back.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

robmack

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I think everyone here, as well as on ADVrider, Motobrick and K11OG, miss hearing from Drake.  His wisdom and knowledge of this bike marque is truly unique and sorely missed. I also share your worry, Shogs.

A discussion on BMWMOA mentioned that he's not responding to any inquiries through Kbikeparts.com.  There was also mention of his absence in one of the threads on Motobrick and one reply said rumour had it that Drake was in prison.  I don't hold much credence in that rumor.  I think he withdrew from online socializing to reflect on his life following his father's passing (at least that's MY opinion).

Shogs, Have you touched base with Larry R. in Northridge, whether he's heard from him?


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Robert
1987 K75 @k75retro.blogspot.ca
http://k75retro.blogspot.ca/
    

Shoganai

Shoganai
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@robmack wrote:I think everyone here, as well as on ADVrider, Motobrick and K11OG, miss hearing from Drake.  His wisdom and knowledge of this bike marque is truly unique and sorely missed.  I also share your worry, Shogs.

A discussion on BMWMOA mentioned that he's not responding to any inquiries through Kbikeparts.com.  There was also mention of his absence in one of the threads on Motobrick and one reply said rumour had it that Drake was in prison.  I don't hold much credence in that rumor.  I think he withdrew from online socializing to reflect on his life following his father's passing (at least that's MY opinion).

Shogs, Have you touched base with Larry R. in Northridge, whether he's heard from him?


I doubt it very seriously he's in prison, at least that could be 100% verified if it were true.

I don't know Larry R.

Knowing him, I also doubt that his father's passing caused him to withdraw. We talked on the phone many times over the months after that. He seemed to have adjusted well.

    

larrikin

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There's another member who is MIA, and that is Klompy. I know he is busy at work, he he always found time to write something.


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Flying Duck: Anybody know what's happened to our friend? Au-log11 Flying Duck: Anybody know what's happened to our friend? Au-log11
88 BMW K100RS

It increases my paranoia
Like lookin' at my mirror and seein' a police car
    

RicK G

RicK G
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Klompy does drop in every now and then his last post was 1/4/15 but I have seen him logged in since then.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

charlie99

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hes been out travelling the last fortnight or so pictures from all over new south wales et all

(in another place ) should be home now

dont forget he had lots of activity around Anzac day celebrations as well


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OFlying Duck: Anybody know what's happened to our friend? Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
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Drake, while not a daily or even weekly customer, has not been spotted at the parts counter doing business at any of the three Beemer shops in the Seattle/Tacoma area in yonks.


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1977 R75/7-R100 black, '87 K100RS red, '93 K11-K12 aka 'Big Block' black, '96 K1100RS black, '98 K1200RS red, '09 K1300GT red, & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia black & white.

    

Shoganai

Shoganai
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@Two Wheels Better wrote:Drake, while not a daily or even weekly customer, has not been spotted at the parts counter doing business at any of the three Beemer shops in the Seattle/Tacoma area in yonks.
Thanks for checking in.

Thanks to the Admin for the edit. I'm cool with that.

    

Shoganai

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k-rider

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Good to hear that   


K-rider


charlie99

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thanks for the update


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OFlying Duck: Anybody know what's happened to our friend? Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

Dai

Dai
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Good news. I really loved his thread on building Frankenbrick.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

Inge K.

Inge K.
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Good to hear that all is OK.....thanks for the update.


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Inge K.
K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

RicK G

RicK G
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Thanks Gwen, it's good to hear all is well.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

robmack

robmack
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To paraphrase Apollo 11: "Roger, Gwen. We copy Duck's OK. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot."


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Robert
1987 K75 @k75retro.blogspot.ca
http://k75retro.blogspot.ca/
    

rosskko

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Duck, hope the cobwebs are gone and head is clear.

Now.... about that K bike obsession?


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

Wigwam

Wigwam
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Hi everyone,

I live in Seattle, WA, and have known and been on a few rides with the "Duck" or Drake, he is alive and well.  I spoke to him a couple of times last week, after sending him several "Where's Waldo" emails.  

As has already been mentioned, Drake's father passed away last year and Drake and his brothers have been very busy with settling his affairs.  Presently, the Duck is living near Port Townsend, Washington. He is no longer supporting his KBikeParts website (http://www.kbikeparts.com/), though it is still up and running.

For those of us in the K bike world, Drake is among the finest, and smartest, and his technical diagrams and contributions continue to be used and quoted on this and other forums.

His internet connection is spotty at best, but I am sure he would appreciate hearing from y'all.

Cheers,

Wigwam
aka Joseph A. Youngblood
Presently restoring an '85 K100RS

    

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