It is with great regrets that I have been informed that Lauri Nurminen from Finland, also known to this forum as LareNurminen, has passed away.
Lauri had been know as the organizer of the Z1300- rally in Finland and a manufacturer of many parts.
See also: www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ari%20Z1300
Thought I share this sad news with you.
Z1300 A1/ KZT30AG built 1979
frame KZT30A 004285
engine KZT30A 000288
location: borderland-triangle France/ Germany/ Switzerland, Europe
I thought I would take a moment to recognize the contributions Lauri gave us over the years. He has been a welcomed member from Finland since October 2014 and has help us out when ever he could with advice and with supplying reproduction parts that had become unobtainable. He and Ari started up a website to provide us with these parts called www.kawasaki1300parts.com
I always looked forward to reading Lauri’s posts whether it be about a rally over in Finland, or advice given on a certain issue or to inform us of the latest reproduction part he and Ari had made available to us. In all of his posts, He never asked for help on an issue but was always there to help out a member with an issue.
Just to recount some of his contributions here are a few pics.
You know a man loves his 1300 when he takes a spare engine and makes a coffee table out of it
1981 Igniter replacement
Pic of one of the rally's organized by Lauri
Another rally organized by Lauri
Full Stainless exhaust produced by lauri and Ari and made available by Lauri
Grabrail produced by Lauri and Ari
Handle bar switch labels
Horn cover and bracket
Seat strap kit
Stainless airbox covers
Stainless exhaust system created by Ari and made available through Lauri
Stainless fork ears
Stainless replica mufflers
Swing arm boot seal
Tach speedo needles
6 into 6 exhaust system
The following user(s) said Thank You: biltonjim, zed_thirteen, dupat, Neville, PaulD