Author Topic: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)  (Read 14916 times)

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Offline sluggish7

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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2017, 09:02:36 AM »
Very sad
My thoughts go out to his family and friends
Simon
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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2017, 11:40:25 AM »
RIP, thoughts with his family & friends
Cheers Stewart
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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2017, 08:44:11 PM »
Well i seen the very sad news late last night...and i was too shocked to comment. HERES TO CHRIS. Cheers chris. And thanks for the kind words and determination to help people who all share a common interest.Building and riding motorcycles. (Tinkering). My thoughts are with his family and anyone who knew him personally. I feel like i did. Would have loved to have a beer with the man. And have had a tour of his shed and with a full commentary of his bikes.Thanks to jock and any other people who helped to organise the forum donations. It was a very nice thing to see and be a part of.

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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2017, 09:27:27 PM »
Tears ....

so  unexpected
I got to meet him late last year and had the chance to thank him personally for his great
fiberglass parts for my 200
He said " hang on a sec want a spare back guard ?"
And proceeded to hand over one he called a "seconds"
Thanks Chris .

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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2017, 10:27:57 PM »
One down five up indeed!

I've been lost for words the last few days, an old friend of mine used to say to me ( we're not here for a long time)

 more real as the years go by, Chris, we are already missing you.

If you can hear me, thankyou for all that you've done, you may be gone, but not forgotten.

RIP. Ole Friend

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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2017, 01:02:51 PM »
Anyone have his funeral details , as there a few of us ready to pay our last respects
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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »
I've been scanning the papers but nothing as yet. Harko has spoken with Rick I believe.

If I hear something I'll post it.

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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2017, 02:35:53 PM »
Hello fellas, I'm waiting for Rick to give me a ring as I believe families need a bit of space for a couple of days. I'll call Rick tomorrow and let you know.

Check papers also as they take a couple of days and Monday was a public holiday.

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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2017, 04:57:07 PM »
I never met Chris, but appreciated the help and advice he has given me and others on this forum.
Condolences to his Family.
RIP (I hope he is RIPing it up wherever he is now!)
Andy
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Re: Vail Chris Koira (1957-2017)
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2017, 07:35:42 PM »
It ha been a while since I have spoken to Chris and it was a shock when I received Jock's email regarding him.  I will always remember when he posted the thread that read: "465 in the Shed" and I laughed because it was only a motor. Well he had the last laugh and I enjoyed the threads he posted when he went walkabout on his bike. It was like an armchair holiday! Best wishes to his family and a big thank you to you Chris for all your support at at an individual level.  KP
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