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Wicus Bothma
« on: May 14, 2010, 08:26:24 am »
van Motorcycle Laboratories is gisteraand oorlede. Blykbaar bloedklont deur die hart. Hy was 2 weke (praat onder korreksie) in n ongelukig in Franschoek -pas

RIP ou maat
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 08:29:38 am »
Jammer om te hoor, sterkte aan sy familie en vriende
 

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 08:36:21 am »
RIP
 

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 08:43:01 am »
Ai dis sad nuus op hierdie Vrydag. Het af en toe saam met hom gery. Sterkte aan die wat hom geken het en aan die familie. :'(
 

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 09:07:52 am »
RIP
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 09:14:07 am »
RIP, very sad news indeed. Just a reminder to live your lives day for day and enjoy the grace of God.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 09:36:23 am »
2 ND person this week in the m/cycle industry very sad
 

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010, 09:50:42 am »
Just got of the phone with a close friend of his,was related to the accident 2 weeks ago.
 

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010, 11:24:17 am »
I just heard about it too. He was a good man. When my TL1000's motor blew and the insurance initially refused the claim, he helped me to get it pushed through successfully. In so doing he saved my bike from the scrap heap and fixed my baby up beautifully. He even worked late into the night to get my bike back on the road again.

RIP Wicus. You will be missed
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 12:18:22 pm »
an amazing guy , never without a smile.

in front of the shop here he did the most amazing long stoppie on his R1 and turned into a parking bay to finish.  :thumleft:

you will definitely be missed
RIP  :(
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2010, 06:36:23 pm »
Another sad day indeed. He was never shy with advice, could wheelie all day long. Got to know of him back when he was a mechanic for Dirkie Kotze's Bikes Immaculate. I was fascinated with his two FZ 750's, so as soon as I had enough dosh I bought one. Another legend who will be missed. Strongs to friends and family.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2010, 07:44:46 pm »
A period in the 90's where I rode with Wicus very often, him on his FZ750. Wicus was very fast through the passes, even quicker than me :ricky:
Wicus Botma, Leon Muller and me. Where ever you find yourself now, Wicus, rest in peace. Why I cowardly quit superbikes.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2010, 07:47:52 pm »
Damn that sucks man, had dealings with him the other day when I bought my valves. great person
 

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2010, 07:55:39 pm »
Didn't know the guy. Cannot come up with a touching story.

But he was a human being and from what I hear he was a good one.

I will sluk a Havana Club & Tab on you tonight.

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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2010, 07:57:52 pm »
Just hit me, Leon Muller died late 90's, so of the fast stooges it is only me left. I will have to look after myself.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2010, 08:43:19 pm »
2SD, a friend of mine, Kosie Louw, was also good friends with Wicus. He told us a story of how they sat at thd top of Chappies when an oke on a Suzie ( I think) came past. Wicus, being the Yammie fan that he is, chased after him in nothing but a golf shirt and jeans. Eventually they only heard one bike and decided to go see what's going on. They found Wicus, who had come off,  sitting there with only the collar of the shirt left...like I said, the guy was a legend and an inspiration to us up and coming young bikers. I think that happened just after he had the FZ sprayed blue with white,yellow and red stripes. Good old days.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2010, 09:00:34 pm »
James, yes, I really think that Wicus was a special kind of biker anyway. I lost touch with him after another buddy died[Leon Muller, long red hair]
We use to do these "Isle of Man" Sundays, where we would start at my house in Stellenbosch and race the 4 passes. Helshoogte, Franschhoekpass,
Viljoenspass and Sir Lowry's pass. Rules were simple; no cheating and last man back at my place was a............loser. MADNESS!!!!!
I could never beat Wicus.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2010, 09:07:57 pm »
"Isle Of Man days", had a couple of them myself! Llundudno,Chapmans,Ou Kaapse Weg, M3 and De Waal drive...al inspired and ridden with guys like him, some also passed...long live their memory!
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2010, 09:13:22 pm »
Hear! hear! Chappies on a GT750 "Kettle', We[wife and I] then lived in a block of flats in Greenpoint, Thorniebrae I think it was.
Roads just hopelessly too busy nowadays.
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Re: Wicus Botma
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2010, 01:17:28 am »
I just heard tonight.


Came as a shock.


Wicus was one of the good guys.

Helped me with so many things - always willing to go the extra mile - and always with a smile.

Sad day.

RIP Wicus.

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02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away