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R.I.P Eric Zimmermann 10/16/16 (Cash Dereszynski)

Started by TexasDave, October 17, 2016, 03:34:43 PM

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Pat Conlon

I will be at the Palm Desert Service. Mark, and others, if you need a place to spend the night, my house is open.

I'm riding my FJ to the service. :good2:

I spoke with Marcella, bring no flowers....only motorcycles! She sounds delightful....
1) Free Owners Manual download:
2) Don't store your FJ with E10 fuel
3) Replace your old stock rubber brake lines.
4) Important items for the '84-87 FJ's:
Safety wire:
Fuel line:


I also planned to ride my bike to the Sunday service.
The glass is not half full, it was engineered with a 2X safety factor.

'86 Ambulance - Bent frame, cracked case, due for an overhaul
'89 Stormy Blue - Suits my Dark Side


My deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. I met your Dad for the first time at the WCR this past May. Your Dad had an infectious smile, magnetic personality and passionate about his motorcycles and life in general. after our first conversation with him I left thinking outloud " I really like this guy" and that feeling was shared by all he met at the rally.

I am truly saddened by this news. even as it seems rider error and,or mechanical issue was not the cause of this tragic loss of life I urge all my FJ Brothers, do the walk around, check tire pressures, fluid levels before you ride and ATGATT.


RIP Eric


Sorry I missed this post, and my thoughts go out to his family and all those that called him, "friend".

If we could only be able to pick our time, this would not be a "terrible" way to go.

"I want to be free to ride my machine without being hassled by the "man"!
91 FJ1200


1984 FJ1100 Ms Effie brand new :)
1984 FJ1100 Pearlie, stock as.
1985 FJ1100 Mr Effie 647,000K and still running hard.
1985 FJ1200 'Yummy' takes a licking & keeps on ticking
After all is said and done, more is said than done :)
2013 Trumpy Tiger 800, let's do a lap of Oz


Had fun with this guy at the 2016 WCR. We rode the 20 to take breakfast at Fort Bragg Denny's. Cash was an easy going fella and a spirited rider. He was justifiably proud of his snowmobile faired street fighter. He'll be missed.
Thoughts to his family.
life without a bike is just life

Capn Ron

Cap'n Ron. . .

There are two types of people in the world...Those who put people into categories...and those who don't.

yamaha fj rider

We spent most of Friday, at WCR ridding with Cash. He will definitely be missed.

Kurt & Kiki
93 FJ1200
FJ 09
YZ250X I still love 2 strokes
Tenere 700


I never met him nor made a WCR, but Randy T (rktmanfj) did just before the Ouray Central rally 2016. I imagine they met and got along.

My condolences to the family both his personal and the group. 2 passing within days.

A good way to go, yes definitely doing what one loved.

Eric, keep Randy company for us until we all meet again.

What haven't I owned, 201 different motorcycles in my life and never a Harley.

(2) FJ1200
(2) XT500
(4) 1993 Yamaha GTS1000
(4) 1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer
(2) 1982 Yamaha Seca Turbo
1970's Husquavarna WR250
1974 Ossa 250 Phantom
1976 Ossa 250 Phantom
1998 Kawasaki KX250
1995 Du


Cash, you motherfucker.  You still owe me a pack of smokes.  We had a good time hanging out in the KOA teepee, drinking and talking about life in the fast lane.
You taught me how to ride a goat trail in style.
I am happy to have known you, but devasted by your passing.
I hope your family is comforted by knowing that you are loved by your fellow riders.
Chrome don't get you home.
1989 FJ1200


Chrome don't get you home.
1989 FJ1200


The more I see Cash's bike, the more I like the front end.

Reminds me of that annoying robot in the Transformers movies.

He did well.


`90 FJ-1200
`92 FJ-1200

IBA # 54823