XS650: Shell Thuet R.I.P.   Leave a comment

Reported on Flattrack.com, Shell Thuet, legendary tuner and founding member of 13 Rebels MC (nice photo essay here) passed away 8th July 2011.

 

13 Rebels Motorcycle Club President Shell Thuet, 1953.

 

A legend in his own lifetime, he will be long remembered for his dedication to motorcycling.

Shell Thuet, DOB 8/1/12, passed away, yesterday (7/8/11); aged 98, he would have been 99 on August 1st … His body was taken to Victor Valley Mortuary, for Cremation. Shell has two Daughters; Ina Rae (Thuet) Ginos, of Vista CA and me, Ellen (Thuet) Bryant of Eureka CA. Shell also has 9 Grandchildren, 22 G-Grandchildren and 22 G-G-Grandchildren … he will be missed … Best Regards to everyone involved in the Sport he loved and dedicated his life to. …… Ellen Bryant

 

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this was Shell Thuet’s personal bike …  ridden by many of  his riders including Wayne Rainey … fresh OW79 750 engine, Ceriani forks, Works aluminum shocks, Grimeca Brake, quick change wheel

 

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Posted July 11, 2011 by xscafe in Uncategorized, XS Pics

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