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Title: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on February 28, 2010, 10:52:20 PM
Specialx1 passed away Sunday morning.  He was my best friend and mentor.  For those of us who knew him, we will ride with a broken heart, and for those of you who never had the privilege, now you know why it feels a little colder and darker today.

His absence leaves a BIG damn hole, but I know he's riding where there are no speed traps, no fuel stops and no traffic.   

(http://harleytechtalk.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=475)

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Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Jeffd on February 28, 2010, 11:43:27 PM
 :sad:

That is terrible news and my thoughts are with you and his family. 
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Coyote on March 01, 2010, 12:12:57 AM
Crap.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 01, 2010, 12:22:50 AM
Here are some photos. 

http://harleytechtalk.com/index.php?action=mgallery;sa=album;id=48 (http://harleytechtalk.com/index.php?action=mgallery;sa=album;id=48)

Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Snuff™ on March 01, 2010, 01:43:23 AM
Thoughts and prayers go out.  :sad:

This ones to you Specialx1  :beer:

-Snuff™
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Brrrap on March 01, 2010, 01:58:53 AM
 :sad: Ride on brother,ride on :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HroadhogD1 on March 01, 2010, 02:35:59 AM
   I am so sorry.  Rest in peace :rose:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: smittyon66 on March 01, 2010, 02:38:15 AM
 :sad: Prayers sent for his family and friends
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: autoworker on March 01, 2010, 02:41:50 AM
 :sad:
You're going to be missed Luther.
Had some great times together in chat.
I'm greatful we got to spend time on here with you.

May God Bless You.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HV on March 01, 2010, 03:16:47 AM
Wow......I'm shocked......... :sad: Our condolences to his friends and family ....
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: mayor on March 01, 2010, 03:26:05 AM
Wow, I'm shocked too.  :sad:  Condolences from my family to his family and loved ones as well.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Grumpy : ( on March 01, 2010, 03:55:20 AM
So sorry to hear this.  Prayers for family and friends.

Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: surf on March 01, 2010, 04:21:11 AM
Dang, that is a shock. My condolences.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: kik on March 01, 2010, 04:32:34 AM
My condolences to his family. I have said a prayer.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: marc on March 01, 2010, 04:53:15 AM
Damn...My condolonces...
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Dennis The Menace on March 01, 2010, 05:07:30 AM
Wow!   Prayers to his family, and his friends.  This is do unexpected. May he ride forever in eternity without a helmet, the biggest motor, with only fellow riding buds in his company.  He will be missed.

Dennis
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: truck on March 01, 2010, 05:11:12 AM
 :sad: Prayer said for Specialx1 and family.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: road-dawgs1 on March 01, 2010, 05:15:06 AM
 :sad: That sucks.  I enjoyed reading his posts.  Condolences.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HDDOC on March 01, 2010, 05:36:11 AM
Will be greatly missed.  Doc
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: tomcat-flstf on March 01, 2010, 05:50:14 AM
prayers sent to famly and friends :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 76shuvlinoff on March 01, 2010, 05:52:55 AM
don't know what to say,   :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: hotbo on March 01, 2010, 05:55:33 AM
very sad   :sad: rip and godspeed to his family.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: GARYD on March 01, 2010, 05:58:58 AM
Very sad. :sad:  In his memory  :beer:
You never think that friends are going to pass on. When they do, it's devistating. Peace be with you.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: x52gnr on March 01, 2010, 06:01:33 AM
prayers sent.... :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Deye76 on March 01, 2010, 06:03:27 AM
Prayers sent.

What happened? Looks healthy in the photos.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: MrClean on March 01, 2010, 06:08:46 AM
   :sad: 

Met him at the Minnesota meet and greet last year.

He will be missed.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: texaskatfish on March 01, 2010, 06:10:06 AM

utter shock - kneemail to all family & friends is on the way
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: CraigArizona85248 on March 01, 2010, 06:10:12 AM
Truly sad news.  I never met him, but I know he had a lot of friends here.  My prayers for him and all his family and friends during this diffucult time.

-Craig
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: cheetah on March 01, 2010, 06:45:58 AM
Sorry to hear that, he will be missed  :rose: :cry: :rose:
Cheeta
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 77S-Glide on March 01, 2010, 06:51:33 AM
guess i'm thick headed cause i had to re-read this 3 times to actually let it soak in and realize he was gone. such a great asset to man kind and he will be missed. Ride Special, Ride....
Dick
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Rags722 on March 01, 2010, 06:57:18 AM
 :sad: Thoughts & prayers sent for Specialx1 and family.  :sad:

His humor will be missed  :beer:
Title: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: Rags722 on March 01, 2010, 07:01:38 AM
Re post http://harleytechtalk.com/index.php/topic,22857.0.html (http://harleytechtalk.com/index.php/topic,22857.0.html)

Shedville & Earls Place will not be the the same without you!  You will be missed, and I for one am glad I had the chance to yack it up with you.   :sad:
Rags
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: PineyJoe on March 01, 2010, 07:04:13 AM
I did not know of the gentleman I have been out of the loop for a while...not good news, sorry to hear of your loss and the loss of a good member I'm sure.
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: HV on March 01, 2010, 07:09:52 AM
I second that post.. I only meet Special when he joined HTT and never got to meet him in person...we did talk in pm a few times about other things .... but you could tell he was a genuine good GUY ! ... He was always greeting new members and we all will miss his wit and jokes .. RIP My Friend .. you will be riding with many of us this summer  :up:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 02roadcling on March 01, 2010, 07:15:55 AM
Well this is sure sad news.  :sad: We had a lot of fun on here.
My thoughts are with family and friends.

cling
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: Dennis The Menace on March 01, 2010, 07:16:30 AM
I never met him either, but we were able to give either other a little crap now and then, all in good fun. Earls wont be the same without SpecialX1. I'm bummed out today.

Ride free, Luther.  And, save us a place in the Shed up there. Cuz we know we will find ya there!

Dennis
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: harpo1313 on March 01, 2010, 07:22:54 AM
R.I.P specialx1 , thoughts to your family and friends
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: preacher son on March 01, 2010, 07:33:34 AM
 Prayers to the family and friends. I too had a lot of fun in a short time with him on HTT.  A rider in the sky who will watch after all his brothers.  :sad:      Preacher Son
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: JamLazyAss on March 01, 2010, 07:35:57 AM
This is a sad day for sure.
Was his passing expected or something sudden?
I'm sure many of the members would like to know.

I'm all teary eyed for a guy I never met...

I pray that you are in heaven Special1.  :sad:
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: 02roadcling on March 01, 2010, 07:39:35 AM
Had a lot of fun here.  :sad:
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: notlost_nc on March 01, 2010, 07:42:12 AM
RIP.  My prayers and condolences to his friends and family.   :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Justpassingas on March 01, 2010, 07:54:41 AM
Thoughts and prayers sent :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: boooby1744 on March 01, 2010, 08:44:21 AM
R.I.P
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: TweekmyTwin on March 01, 2010, 08:45:12 AM
My prayers to his family and friends... You will be missed.   RIP  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: StrokerDave on March 01, 2010, 08:52:17 AM
RIP
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Princess Butt on March 01, 2010, 09:00:13 AM
Please accept our condolences.

Specialx1, I sure hope there's some good roads on the other side..
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: blk-betty on March 01, 2010, 09:01:07 AM
Thoughts and prayers sent.   R.I.P.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 01, 2010, 09:08:03 AM
Over the past few years Luther and I talked often about how much he loved this forum and how big a part of his life it had become.  He would be humbled by your thoughts and prayers.

He would also want me to share that despite riding 15-20k miles per summer, he didn't go on his bike.  More appropriately he left us while helping a young lady move.  Always offering to lend a hand and always with a smile!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: FLTRI on March 01, 2010, 09:16:12 AM
My heart felt sympathies out to the friends and family. Great loss for sure. What happened?
Bob
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: bhubb7 on March 01, 2010, 09:49:32 AM
Prayers for his family he was the first one to respond to my post about my father-in-law needing prayers.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: CndUltra88 on March 01, 2010, 09:55:25 AM
Specialx1 passed away Sunday morning.  He was my best friend and mentor.  For those of us who knew him, we will ride with a broken heart, and for those of you who never had the privilege, now you know why it feels a little colder and darker today.

His absence leaves a BIG damn hole, but I know he's riding where there are no speed traps, no fuel stops and no traffic.   




RIP
Rob
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: rking1550 on March 01, 2010, 09:58:47 AM
 :sad:  sorry for your loss and his family. Although I didn't know him personaly, I always enjoyed his commets  here.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Dennis The Menace on March 01, 2010, 10:05:05 AM
Hardley, while we have kind words for Luther and his family, you should also know you are in our thoughts also--he was lucky to have a good friend like you.  Good to know he had a good brother while he was here.  Bless you, man.  Prayers for you, too.

Dennis
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: LilEvilAmy on March 01, 2010, 10:06:46 AM
 :sad:  I'm in shock.... Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.  R.I.P., Brother.   :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Evo1 on March 01, 2010, 10:40:31 AM
Specialx1 was one of the good guys and truly "Special". We all benefited by his presence and humor. HTT is just a site that facilitates communication between members, it's the people like Special that made it great.

Special, I'm glad to have known you! You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: BikerJim44 on March 01, 2010, 10:56:28 AM
Oh man, I just can't believe this horribly sad news. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Special's family and friends and you too especially Harley D. This is so sad. Prayers sent and may God Bless you Specialx1 in your new journey. R.I.P. :sad: Spidey.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: ctree on March 01, 2010, 11:08:50 AM
 :sad: My condolences to Specialx1's family and friends.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: jimrookie on March 01, 2010, 11:15:39 AM
I'm sad, His quick witted posts will be missed..prayers sent for his family and friends
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Coyote on March 01, 2010, 12:08:59 PM
I regret I never got to meet Luther. We PM'd often and he was always willing to help here at HTT and add a fun flair to the place. Best wishes to his family. He will be missed.
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: Big_Bulky_RK on March 01, 2010, 12:43:54 PM
Just few thoughts I have for this tragic turn.  I always loved reading specialx1 replies.  They were sometimes fun to read and other times down right from the heart.  To me he was one of the best on here even though I never got to meet him, I feel in a way I did.  I'm not sure how he came up with his nickname on here.  I truly believe he never thought of himself as "special".   Maybe some of his closer friends can help us with this.
 May God be with you and your family at this time.  Sadly, R.I.P. :sad:  Glen

P.S.
Jam,   Will Earls place remain........Moderators: JamLazyAss, specialx1 ?
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 03deuce on March 01, 2010, 12:59:33 PM
Very sad news.  RIP brother!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: rhino on March 01, 2010, 01:00:52 PM
He will be missed, my condolences to everyone
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: ANNIEFATS on March 01, 2010, 01:02:41 PM
RIP Special!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Clintster on March 01, 2010, 01:25:06 PM
Specialx1 contributions will be greatly missed.  Prayer and thoughts for friends and family.  RIP   :sad:  For those folks close to the man, I am so very sorry for your loss...       Clint
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Lew on March 01, 2010, 01:36:47 PM
Wow, this is terrible news...I'm in shock....RIP Special  :sad:

Lew
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HyperDetroit on March 01, 2010, 01:38:56 PM
My condolences to his family.  :sad:
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: HyperDetroit on March 01, 2010, 01:39:43 PM
Earl's place will not be the same without him  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Tsani on March 01, 2010, 01:46:33 PM
 :sad:Not much I can say. My condolences to Luther's family and friends.  :sad:
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: JamLazyAss on March 01, 2010, 02:03:04 PM
Just few thoughts I have for this tragic turn.  I always loved reading specialx1 replies.  They were sometimes fun to read and other times down right from the heart.  To me he was one of the best on here even though I never got to meet him, I feel in a way I did.  I'm not sure how he came up with his nickname on here.  I truly believe he never thought of himself as "special".   Maybe some of his closer friends can help us with this.
 May God be with you and your family at this time.  Sadly, R.I.P. :sad:  Glen

P.S.
Jam,   Will Earls place remain........Moderators: JamLazyAss, specialx1 ?
That's a decision that the admin's will have to make.
PS:
That was a great post you did. I think we all agree with you 100%. He will certainly be missed.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hydroman on March 01, 2010, 02:20:45 PM
RIP Specialx1, I too always enjoyed your posts.
You will be missed by many here.
Condolences to specialx1's friends and family.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: pendo31 on March 01, 2010, 02:32:17 PM
Condolences to Specialx1's family and friends. RIP :sad:
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: ANNIEFATS on March 01, 2010, 02:37:15 PM
Just few thoughts I have for this tragic turn.  I always loved reading specialx1 replies.  They were sometimes fun to read and other times down right from the heart.  To me he was one of the best on here even though I never got to meet him, I feel in a way I did.  I'm not sure how he came up with his nickname on here.  I truly believe he never thought of himself as "special".   Maybe some of his closer friends can help us with this.
 May God be with you and your family at this time.  Sadly, R.I.P. :sad:  Glen

P.S.
Jam,   Will Earls place remain........Moderators: JamLazyAss, specialx1 ?

Maybe Earls Place should be renamed Specialx1's Place.  That way he will always live on here at HTT. 
 :up:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 01, 2010, 02:47:43 PM
He told me once that his name here came from his first email address years ago when he thought of himself as the #1 fan of Special Export beer, also nicknamed Specialx in this part of the country.  I like to think that it meant x-tra special 1.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: FLTRI on March 01, 2010, 02:52:39 PM
Hardley,
Is it inappropriate to say what happened?
Bob
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: CDeucer on March 01, 2010, 02:57:01 PM
My condolences to all the family and friends of specialx1. I always enjoyed reading his posts. Truly a loss for all. I agree that the "Shed" should be renamed for him. :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: ironbutt on March 01, 2010, 02:59:38 PM
 :sad:
Title: Re: Goodbye Specialx1
Post by: truck on March 01, 2010, 03:14:19 PM
Just few thoughts I have for this tragic turn.  I always loved reading specialx1 replies.  They were sometimes fun to read and other times down right from the heart.  To me he was one of the best on here even though I never got to meet him, I feel in a way I did.  I'm not sure how he came up with his nickname on here.  I truly believe he never thought of himself as "special".   Maybe some of his closer friends can help us with this.
 May God be with you and your family at this time.  Sadly, R.I.P. :sad:  Glen

P.S.
Jam,   Will Earls place remain........Moderators: JamLazyAss, specialx1 ?
That's a decision that the admin's will have to make.
PS:
That was a great post you did. I think we all agree with you 100%. He will certainly be missed.

Right now I can tell you that there is something in the pipeline, details need to be worked out.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Low Glide on March 01, 2010, 03:39:06 PM
 :sad:I don't get on here much, RIP Specialx.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: wholehog on March 01, 2010, 03:41:35 PM
RIP
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Panzer on March 01, 2010, 03:46:28 PM
Sad is not the word to describe this loss.
I am deeply saddened by this news. :cry:
I felt that I knew this man in many ways and I never met him in person.
At a meet and greet last year in Gettysburg, Pa. I was asked if I met Luther.(Specialx1)
I said no, why do you ask and his reply was, "because you two rag on each other so much, I thought you two were brothers".
That was a great compliment that I will cherish.
He talked to me about his heart throb, Leslie whom he cherished more then his bikes.
He told me himself that he was a teddy bear and he was, in many, many ways.
I just wish that I met you just once
I will miss you my brother. (we did call each other brother)   
This site will never be the same without you.
To you Luther, God bless and to your family as well.

Don
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: WideBoy04 on March 01, 2010, 03:54:06 PM
RIP BRO. Condolences to family and friends.

                         Jim
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: PoorUB on March 01, 2010, 04:03:36 PM
Wow! I just got home and turned on the 'puter, and saw this and at first I figured it was some twisted joke! (That would be normal for this bunch!). I met Luther last summer at a meet and great and although he was a character you could tell he was jsut a nice, decent man. He will be missed!
Here are a couple pics from the meet and greet. It was funny, I asked my wife to go take a few pictures of the bunch and next thing I know I look over and she is sitting on Special's lap! She did not know the guy at all, never meet him before, and there he is, already moving in on my wife trying to steal her away! (And he never did quit trying!) It was all in good fun, and I am sure Annie will miss him too!

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Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: shobby dobby on March 01, 2010, 04:12:18 PM
So sorry to hear the news  I enjoyed reading his post and from this message you can tell alot members like him as well. From what picture's I have seen of him he look like a happy cheerful man , sound like he help anybody and give the shirt of his back   he will be Truely Missed. Prayers goes out to all his family and friends.



                                                    Shobby Dobby
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: FXDBI on March 01, 2010, 04:14:21 PM
God Bless and rest in peace ,your humor ,wit and brotherly love will be missed by all.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: sonicskip on March 01, 2010, 04:16:22 PM
Rest in peace, Luther. You will be missed.

Skip
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Superheat9 on March 01, 2010, 04:22:37 PM
Truly a very sad day. He was one of the people who was always willing to help. I always read any post with his name on it.  I hope this isn't out of line..... HTT lost a valuable asset today.  PoorUB thank you for posting the picture. I never met the man but was glad to see his smiling face today.

  :sad:  RIP Special X1  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: mayor on March 01, 2010, 04:24:56 PM
I've never met him either, but I am truly sadened by this news. 

Hardley, has there been any arrangments made for Luther yet?  maybe we can take up a collection for flowers from the site?
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Reddog74usa on March 01, 2010, 04:40:21 PM
I never met the man in person but really liked reading his posts. The pics look like he was a fun lovin Bro which his posts also indicated. May God Bless Your Soul my Friend. RIP :sad: RD
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: northbrun on March 01, 2010, 05:02:31 PM
As has been said before.. I felt like I knew specialx.
RIP bro.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: hdxbones on March 01, 2010, 05:04:17 PM
 :sad:RIP :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: hawwk on March 01, 2010, 05:05:55 PM
  :sad:Will be missed... Prayers  sent to family and freinds :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: NO PROBLEM on March 01, 2010, 05:27:00 PM
              RIP specialx1 you will be missed prayers sent to family and friends      :sad: :cry:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 05FLHTC on March 01, 2010, 06:20:57 PM
Very sad loosing one of our own, hope time moves quickly for us all as time is the only true healer. He will very much be missed here  :sad:

I'm very disappointed that I could not make the Minn greet last yr to meet him and the rest of the gang.

My sincere condolences to all his loved ones...

Count me in for the collection
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: JamLazyAss on March 01, 2010, 06:25:22 PM
What a great picture.
Specialx1 holding his can of spam, a gag gift from Panzer last year.
Thanks for re-posting it. 
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: starrider on March 01, 2010, 06:28:50 PM
RIP Specialx1...condolences to friends and family... :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Redleg on March 01, 2010, 06:34:42 PM
RIP  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hossamania on March 01, 2010, 06:47:46 PM
I just logged in and saw the sad news. My condolences to the family and friends.

I did get a chance to meet Special at last summer's Meet and Greet. I got a chance to talk with him alone for a while when we both snuck off to the bar for a couple of bumps. (Who'd have guessed?) He was genuinely a nice guy and quite enjoyable to spend time with.
I was really looking forward to seeing him again this summer.

A true loss.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Killer on March 01, 2010, 07:25:32 PM
Wow, so sad. RIP...
My condolences to Specialx1's family and friends. :sad:
You can see in the previous pix that he was a happy man.
The shed wont be the same without him. :emsad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: seattledyna on March 01, 2010, 07:54:59 PM
awful news!! I finally just got a chance to get back in here, I always enjoyed the snappy banter between him and the other guys, it just added a nice real touch to HTT...he will be missed for sure!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 02ultrarider on March 01, 2010, 08:16:43 PM
rip special  :sad: I know I won't be the only one rereading some of his posts on the site. I can tell by that big smile that he was a fun person to be around.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Baggerlady on March 01, 2010, 08:24:55 PM
Wow! I just got on, and saw this post. At first I thought it was a joke too, Panzer flipping him some etc. I also enjoyed his bantering with everyone, and will miss him. Its hard to read all these posts without tearing up. My condolences to everyone who knew him and his family. I'm sure him and Samual are getting to know each other! And they have roads paved with gold and always the perfect weather. A great loss indeed. :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: hfdchief on March 01, 2010, 08:27:19 PM
I dont post much here but do enjoy reading the posts and always read specials posts.
RIP special, 
thoughts and prayers to family and friends,
Bill
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: apendejo on March 01, 2010, 08:55:57 PM
 :sad:RIP SpecialX1, may God have mercy on your soul.
AP
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: mackdog on March 01, 2010, 09:38:41 PM
Like POORUB  I was fortunate to meet the BIG guy last summer at the meet and greet up here in Minnesota.  Let me tell youse, it was a pleasure, good, fun person.  My condolences to his family and really close friends, he will indeed be missed. Brian the MD :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 01, 2010, 10:41:08 PM
Wake is Thursday March 4th from 5-8pm at

Albin Funeral Chapel
6855 Rowland Rd
Eden Prairie, MN  55344-3209 
Phone: (952) 871-1418 

Funeral services are Friday March 5th, visitation 10-11am, service starts at 11am at

St. Lukes Lutheran Church
1701 West Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431-3025
Phone: (952) 881-5801
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: apes on March 01, 2010, 11:28:16 PM
...his last post was 6:47am sunday morning...........
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 01, 2010, 11:38:49 PM
Luther had a limited immediate family, but always told me his friends were his 'family'.  If you'd like to send flowers here is a local shop:

Carriere's Floral
108 W 98th St
Bloomington, MN 55420
(952) 884-4791

If you would like to donate money to the family, I will make sure they receive 100% of any donations and can take paypal if anyone desires to do that.

I have thought about what Luther would want, and I know this site was important to him.  If there are donations needed to operate HTT, he would love that. 

He also told me about a story of one member here sending him some items and even covering the shipping.  This moved him greatly that someone he barely knew, would be so selfless.  Maybe the administrators could start a room like swap meet, but called Special's X's and people could offer parts for free or items wanted for free.  Maybe even a fund for less fortunate to withdraw shipping costs.  He would love donations toward this and he would be soooo proud to have something like this to honor him!!!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 01, 2010, 11:48:42 PM
...his last post was 6:47am sunday morning...........

Yes, and he was gone within a couple hours.  Here is his last post:

"now that was good!1
Specialx1 "

I choose to think he was talking about his ride here on earth.......
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: shelleybelle_43 on March 01, 2010, 11:54:09 PM
 :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: ripp13 on March 02, 2010, 12:25:29 AM
 :sad: REST IN PEACE  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: wolfmotor1 on March 02, 2010, 12:57:42 AM
Prayers and condolences.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Tre_11 FLHX on March 02, 2010, 02:19:54 AM
Wow- Not even sure what to say.  I sure will miss his quick wit with the rest of the Shed crew.

I am sure most that have read this thread are questioning thier own mortality.  I know it made me reflect on what is truly important to me and to live everyday as if it were my last.

I pray that Specialx1 is in the wind!

Mike

Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Billy on March 02, 2010, 03:23:15 AM
Sad news for sure, RIP Specialx1.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 48pan on March 02, 2010, 04:19:37 AM
Sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: abogiant on March 02, 2010, 05:06:53 AM
RIP :sad:
abo.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: mark61 on March 02, 2010, 05:16:03 AM
RIP   :sad:

Thursday evening I will drink 1 to SpecialX1 and thank the blessing of having been exposed to such a good guy!

Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: RK101 on March 02, 2010, 05:29:21 AM
  Prayer said for Specialx1 and family, He will be missed.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: hotbo on March 02, 2010, 05:42:54 AM
Luther had a limited immediate family, but always told me his friends were his 'family'.  If you'd like to send flowers here is a local shop:

Carriere's Floral
108 W 98th St
Bloomington, MN 55420
(952) 884-4791

If you would like to donate money to the family, I will make sure they receive 100% of any donations and can take paypal if anyone desires to do that.

I have thought about what Luther would want, and I know this site was important to him.  If there are donations needed to operate HTT, he would love that. 

He also told me about a story of one member here sending him some items and even covering the shipping.  This moved him greatly that someone he barely knew, would be so selfless.  Maybe the administrators could start a room like swap meet, but called Special's X's and people could offer parts for free or items wanted for free.  Maybe even a fund for less fortunate to withdraw shipping costs.  He would love donations toward this and he would be soooo proud to have something like this to honor him!!!

HARDLEY.

i bought some pushrods and covers from him off of the swap meet section.he accidentally sent me to many items in the box,he needed the lower covers and springs ect,back.

i told him no biggie sent them back and i covered the shipping hell it wasn't much and my exact words were i screw up sometimes  to.threw our pms he seemed like a genuine feller and may god bless his soul.Travis  :up:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Scooterfish on March 02, 2010, 06:30:42 AM
Thoughts & prayers to family and friends :sad: I never meet him but reading his posts sure added alot to this place. I like the idea of Specialx`s free swap mkt.

Ride`m while you can :up:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Evo160K on March 02, 2010, 07:26:44 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.  May he rest in peace.  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Sonny S. on March 02, 2010, 08:02:56 AM
wow...ya just never know. will definitly miss seeing him on HTT  :sad:
Prayers sent for friends and family
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: ULTRADOG on March 02, 2010, 08:03:42 AM
i am saddened by this news from the point of not getting to meet this man is a low point in my life he always either made me laugh or just wonder what the hell he was going to say next rest in peace my freind and panzer sorry about that wise crack if i would look before i write that wouldnt have gotten printed
                                                            ultradog :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: littlefrank on March 02, 2010, 10:18:25 AM
Very sad news.  :sad: Prayers for the family.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: rabbit on March 02, 2010, 10:46:13 AM
Just getting this terrible news. So sorry. He will be missed by all. But may he not be forgotten.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: UltraManPaul on March 02, 2010, 04:09:55 PM
I am shocked to see this. I always enjoyed reading his posts. I never new him personally, but from what I read in his posts, it would have been easy for me to call him friend. I feel like I missed an opportunity to make a really good friend. Rest in peace Specialx1, God bless you and bring you Home.

UMP
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: ksshovelman on March 02, 2010, 04:32:35 PM
I will miss his posts.  Sad time here on HTT for sure...
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: jerite on March 02, 2010, 04:51:03 PM
RIP Specialx1...
Jer
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: mrmike on March 02, 2010, 05:38:58 PM
Been off-line for a little while,

He's one of the names you always recognised and posts you always read.
The shots traded between him and Panzer are what make this site and it's members so much more than just a Tech site.

Thanks for the smiles Specialx

Mike
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Clayster on March 02, 2010, 06:01:32 PM
 :sad: Very sad news indeed.  RIP Special... :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Diggs223 on March 02, 2010, 06:15:38 PM
 :sad: he will be missed
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: BanditLoon2003 on March 02, 2010, 06:34:41 PM
RIP Brother!  :sad: :beer: You will not be forgotten!!!!!!!  Thank You Bandit
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: -deuced- on March 02, 2010, 07:10:20 PM
condolences to family and friends
a sad loss  :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: rad3766 on March 02, 2010, 07:56:58 PM
God bless you Special, RIP.
Thoughts and prayers offered up for friends and family.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: crazy joe on March 02, 2010, 07:57:19 PM
I am very sad to here the news of Specialx1 Passing away. He must have been
a "Special" person to have touched so many hearts including mine. I always
enjoyed reading what he had to say. Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family
and Friends. Godspeed Specialx1.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: TwistedSister on March 02, 2010, 08:19:08 PM
another one  that  will  be  remebered  for  the  laughter  he  brought  to  many !

"SPECIALx1"  pretty  much  says  it all. ..
 
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HIPPO on March 02, 2010, 10:44:24 PM
R.I.P.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: tinkerman on March 03, 2010, 02:58:46 AM
My condolences to Special's family and friends. He certainly was a contributer here in many ways and will be missed at HTT.

RIP Specialx

tink
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: serider on March 03, 2010, 07:12:55 AM
I haven't been a member long, but I quickly learned if Specialx1 posted it you never know what bit of wisdom or wit it would contain. I didn't know him personally but I will miss him as we all will.
                :rose:RIP Special :rose:

                                                      serider
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: f-x-d-w-g on March 03, 2010, 08:43:04 AM
SHIT!  :cry:

I've been out of town and this is such a shock on returning.  Prayers and condolences to Special's family.  May he ride in peace forever...
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: DGlide04 on March 03, 2010, 08:57:54 AM
It sure seems like everyone loved reading the posts with jokes, jabs or other humorous items.  Like most, I never got to meet him but did look forward to the posts.  R.I.P. :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: ceduby on March 03, 2010, 10:31:52 AM
Damn!! Gonna miss him. I too really enjoyed reading his posts. RIP Special, see ya on the other side
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HarleyFranco on March 03, 2010, 12:20:10 PM
I'm shocked, just saw this.  Rip Specialx hope there is no shed in heaven.

 :rose:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: JC 92FXRS on March 03, 2010, 01:59:36 PM
Just saw this as well, very sad indeed.
RIP Special.
Jeff
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: 64 Panhead on March 03, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
 I was lucky to meet Special x1 last summer at the Minnesota Meet & Greet an had a great time with him and the others that showed up,  YES he will be MISSED,, may he R.I.P.    ..... 64 Panhead.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hardley Davidson on March 03, 2010, 08:58:27 PM
Thanks to ALL of you, for the kind thoughts and wishes.  I can tell you Special is blushing, grinning and very humbled by the out-pooring.  I'm blown away, but not surprised that he touched so many.  He had a way of making a 'special' connection with all who crossed his path.  And he valued each and every one of those connections.  You guys are the greatest.  THANKS!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: mark61 on March 04, 2010, 04:02:23 PM
      :sad:   :beer:

mark61
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: oldkinda on March 04, 2010, 08:54:49 PM
Hi, this is Judy, Luther's (Specialx1) sister. This evening was the wake for Luther and I want to thank you all for the beautiful flowers from HTT in his memory. I also want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, which are very much appreciated. It makes my heart glad to know he had so many good friends.

I know that HTT meant a lot to him and that he spent a lot of time here. I know you will all miss him, and he had some special relationships with you. I'm a little envious because he's with our mom and dad before me. Take care, and thanx again.

Ride Hard. Live Free.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Moosedeuce on March 04, 2010, 09:18:30 PM
RIP   :sad:
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: fxstdavew on March 05, 2010, 02:06:40 PM
R.I.P.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: dawiech on March 05, 2010, 11:26:24 PM
Couple things for all you Specialx buds...
If your going to change the name of Earls in honor of Luther it should be Lumpy's.  That is the name I got to know him by when we were young and the name that many, including my mother, called him to this day. 
I met Luther when all we could ride with two wheels didn't have a motor.  It was called a bicycle. 
Special Export was the name of a beer.  It was the highest alcohol content beer at the time many years ago.  I think you can still find it and you should buy some.  Don't drink it like normal beer...it isn't.
Reading all your posts warms my heart.  I was most surprised to learn that Luther could actually type...I should remember to never underestimate Lutie.
I just got back from having a Luther send off at his favorite bar in beautiful downtown Bloomington, MN.  David Fongs
D-boy, Joe, Irvy, LA and myself were in attendance "de baarg" couldn't make it.  We all hardly knew Lumpy's family, much like I do not know any of you.  Hard for me to imagine that he has touched so many people, but as I said, don't underestimate the big guy. 
I can only hope to be remembered as he was today.  Another friend of ours didn't realize I was at the funeral today as I live in Milwaukee, WI. He sent me an email recapping the event and I will share it with you.

Dean

I went to Luther’s funeral today. Probably the best one I’ve been to and I don’t like them. It was the family speaking about their experiences with “Lumpy” and a host of stories that made people laugh and cry.  The time he and some friends jumped a freight train and when it started going too fast everyone jumped off but it was going too fast for him to jump so he rode it to St. Louis Park and hitchhiked home. His friends were too scared to tell their folks so they pretended nothing happened. When they finally talked to him all he said was “No big thing”.  I guess that was his usual comment about things. They talked about the things that Luther taught them and the things he did for them. Quite a guy! There were 25-30 scooters outside the church and quite a bit of leather inside the church. He was the newcomer greeter to the chat line, Harley Tech Talk. Lots of comments on both links from all over the world. Have a good one!

Denny

I think Denny's been riding two wheeled bikes with a motor since Luther and the rest of us were on ours without.  Thanks for all the comments.  They are very nice and I know his sister appreciated them as she spoke of them today at the funeral.
 
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Panzer on March 06, 2010, 03:33:54 PM
Dawiech,
                    Thanks !!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: rbonner on March 08, 2010, 04:21:31 PM
Aww, I just saw the RIP blurp in the upper right corner.  This has been going on for days.  I should have been up in the cities...  Sorry guys my bad for not looking around the site better.

Ride on Luther,

BOB
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: texaskatfish on March 08, 2010, 05:05:11 PM
dawiech,

Was (or is) that 'Specialx' brew a Molson product?

 
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: PoorUB on March 08, 2010, 06:07:43 PM
dawiech,

Was (or is) that 'Specialx' brew a Molson product?


From talking to his friends, pretty sure this is what he was drinking, and where the screen name came from!
http://www.special-export.com/ (http://www.special-export.com/)
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: JamLazyAss on March 08, 2010, 06:17:49 PM
Oh man, that stuff is made by Pabst.  :dgust:

 
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Hossamania on March 08, 2010, 06:31:44 PM
Special Export-- affectionately referred to as  "Green Death." It would kick your as$!
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: texaskatfish on March 09, 2010, 03:37:14 PM

OK yall thnx.........................different 'X' ah reckon

Molson X seems to be what I recall(barely) - up at 'The Royal' in Kingston ON..................some partyin folks up yonder to be sure

Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Ladywhit on March 10, 2010, 09:18:46 AM
My name is Leslie Whitley and I was Luthers sister in law. He was married to my sister Laurie, who passed away seven years ago.
I just had to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all of his friends at HTT. I am touched with the outpouring of love and friendship that you all have shown to him and his family and friends that I dont know what to say. The beautiful flowers you sent to the funeral are sitting on my table now and everytime I walk by them I can feel the love you all had for him.
Even though few of you had the priviledge to meet Luther in person, from what i have read, you all knew him. He was the most loving, honest, thoughtful, caring, unselfish, yet unedited (as you well know) man I have ever known.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Ladywhit on March 10, 2010, 09:22:33 AM
I think i ran out of room. Sorry...but wanted to finish my reply.
Luther cared so much about people, and even people he hardly even knew. It does not surprise me that he was a Greeter and was also the class clown. He was a wise man (and sometimes a wise ass!)and I know that he helped many of you in special ways. I will miss him so much, but am comforted by the fact that he touched so many peoples lives other than just mine. But thanks again for all your words of support...it means the world to all of us.
He was definitely SPECIAL...and always will be. Ride Luther Ride....you are now Free.
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: Dennis The Menace on March 10, 2010, 09:42:47 AM
ladywhit, yepp I always referred to him as Special, too. We teased each other a lot, even though we never met.  My loss, I am sure.  But, I told him we will ride the eternal highway when I get there, so I have that to look forward to.  I just hope he doesnt offer me a SpecialEx. 

Had some friends in LA (Los Angeles) in my younger days that were from Minnesota, and they drank it all the time--no problem finding it in LA.  But, it was some wicked stuff, whew.

Special, ya got that?  No SpecialEx for me, brother.  Make sure ya got my bottle of Jack when I get there, or I'm comng back here!  lol

Dennis
Title: Re: RIP Specialx1
Post by: HV on March 11, 2010, 08:26:39 AM
Ladywhit
 Luther touched all he talked to here on HTT ..we were all saddened by his passing so soon...but his smile and unending humour will remain with us all as long as we are here ...he was the self appointed official greeter on the site and I'm sure up above he is greeting all he can from down here  :up: