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Offline Chris Baum

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Jim Pavlis
« on: December 03, 2016, 06:43:14 pm »
I am passing a message along from Mark Hartman to the ZG/GTR fanatics,

"It is my sad duty to inform the COG community that we have lost a long time member Jim Pavlis. We just rec'd an email from his nephew that Jim passed on Oct 29 of natural causes. My personal memories of Jim during the relatively short time I knew him are these. When I took over as SWAD he was a tremendous help in setting up the 1st Regional Rally in Cedar City UT. Guiding this newb on what to do and when. He also was a tremendous help in all other upcoming events including the National in Cortez. Jim could be a huge pain in the ace sometimes but his passion for this club and helping other members is something that is very hard to match. God Speed Jim. You shall be fondly remembered.
Mark Hartman
COG/SWAD"


As for myself I have been blessed to meet and know Jim since 2000 when we meet for the first time at the COG National Rally in Brian Head, Utah. I always enjoyed our conversation about motorcycles, COG and life when our paths crossed over the years. You will be be missed Jim, RIP my motorcycle friend!!!!!



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Offline MrPepsi

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Re: Jim Pavlis
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 06:49:44 pm »
I'm truly in tears as I write this. I swapped out my front brake rotors today, and when I posted about them during the summer this is the e-mail I received.

Hey Brent - saw your post about needing rotors. Need help? I have the tools and could come up, it would only take two hours or so.

BTW, you really need to measure the rotor thickness with a micrometer caliper, the one that looks like a miniature horseshoe - not a vernier caliper, the one that looks like a slide rule. Harbor Freight has them cheap. And min thickness is stamped on the rotor carrier near the mounting bolts.

Let me know.
Jim P.

Jim had helped me on more than one occasion. He also attending at least two of my COG organized rides. He as a great man, was always willing to ride 100 miles to help a guy out. We have lost a great man.
Brent Johnson 
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Re: Jim Pavlis
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 06:56:49 pm »
I found the only picture I had of Jim from a ride many years ago.
Shown here on the right.
He was a great rider, a great man.
I'm pretty torn up as I just finished my rotor swap which he offered to help on.

RIP Jim.
Brent Johnson 
2009 C-14 "Razzi"

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Re: Jim Pavlis
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 08:08:49 pm »
I never met Jim, but he's a familiar presence from all the way back on the COG micaapeak listserver days.....I've known of him and seen his helpfulness to others AND to COG ever since I found the group in 1999. 
RIP Jim  :salute:

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Re: Jim Pavlis
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 10:27:38 pm »
What a kick in the head, Jim and I go back a spell.

Rest in peace.

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Re: Jim Pavlis
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 03:47:43 pm »
Ride In Peace My Brother...
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