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R.I.P. Randy Thompson 10/23/16 (rktmanfj)

Started by FJscott, October 23, 2016, 04:34:04 PM

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FJZ1 1200 - It'll do me just fine.
Timing has much to do with the success of a rain dance.

Pat Conlon

We sure had fun with him.

He knew he had little time left, yet he still spent his precious time with us at the WCR and at the Colorado Rally. That says something about Randy, and about us. Sure, sometimes we bicker, but Randy could see past that, to who we really are. He enjoyed us, as much as we enjoyed him. Yep, we sure had fun.

Godspeed Randy.
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Capn Ron

I rode 140 or so miles today on what will be 2017 WCR routes and Randy popped into my head on several occasions before I'd heard the news.  You will be riding with us for years to come buddy.  Keep an eye on us...and keep us safe...thanks.
Cap'n Ron. . .

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


I met Randy at my very first FJ Rally (Boone '04). He was kind enough to host a bunch of us in Indy for the inaugural Indianapolis MotoGP in 2008. One of the good guys - he will be sorely missed, indeed.

We're not a club. Clubs have rules. Pay dues. Wear hats and shit.

"Y'all might be faster than me, but you didn't have more fun than I did." Eric McClellan (RIP '15)


Just met Randy this year at WCR.  Diane and I had a great time talking with him and indulging his taste for a dark beer or two.  Very sorry to see him go...

Frank and Diane
There's plenty of time for sleep in the grave...


Again, very sad to hear. Rode with Randy at WCR...this year he attended every FJ rally.  A fine gentleman who will be missed up here.

RIP Randy

92 FJ1200 2008 ZX14 Forks, wheels, 2008 cbr 600 RR swingarm
92 FJ1200 2009 R1 Swinger, Forks, Wheels, 2013 CBR 1000 Shock
90 FJ 1200 (Son # 2), Stock
89 FJ 1200 Built from parts: (Brother bought it) mostly 92 parts inc. motor
84 FJ 1100 (Son #1), 89 forks wheels, blue spots


Very sad news indeed, although not totally unexpected. From reports on here, it sounds like Randy was preparing. He fought the good fight. My condolences and thoughts and prayers to Randy's family. I never personally met Randy, but we conversed through this forum and the old Yahoo group a number of times. My FJ wears some of his parts...


Sad news indeed.... I could tell he was really struggling at the ECFR a couple of months ago.... but all the while hanging onto his sense of humor.

I hope when my time comes i can face it with the same dignity that Randy did.  

God speed Brother.


1989 FJ1200


So sad to hear about Randy........of all the time I have been a member, he was one of the many guys whom I really connected with and I regret not having been able to get on either bikes this year and meet up with him. We had many many great correspondence over the years and I am a better man for having a friend like you. RIP my brother......until we meet again (for the first time)  :drinks:

Kev the CanDman
Never regret your choices in life ! There is no way to go back to do it again and compare. Make the most and do your best with every decision you make


The Elton John tune immediately came to mind .... "Rocket Man"


Randy - RPM

Dan Filetti

Randy was a good man. Sad news indeed. Live every day like it's your last folks, you never know, it might just be.

God speed Randy.
Live hardy, or go home. 

Pat Conlon

....or as Cash would say, "Order the Lobster"...
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 got to ride and eat with him a bit during the foggy ECSR, and he and I both shared Ducati Dave's cabin at the ECFR. We rode with him that weekend.

Come to think of it, out of everybody there in Bryson City this time around, Randy and Andrew are really the only ones I got to ride with.

He will be missed.
Reg Pridmore yelled at me once