stolen motorbike

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  1. neum5464

    neum5464 New Member

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    To anyone living in southern california, (Huntington Beach area) I had a brand new dax gp50 welded to a black firmstrong bruiser stolen from my apartment complex a couple nights ago. It has a pocket bike exhaust and red rims with dropped mountain bike handlebars. If you see it please email me at [email protected]
     

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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Hope you get your baby back soon!
     
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    what kind of lock were you using? So I can know not to buy it.
     
  4. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Active Member

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    To an experienced thief locks make little difference. All you can do is hope your bike gets sold to somebody near your neighborhood.
     
  5. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    I know this is a little too late but my motorbike is in my studio apartment next to my bed .
     
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    I am going to the bicycle swap tomorrow. This is where I ran into the guy with a motorbike that was "given" to him. I believe it was stolen and I am still waiting for someone to get back with me on the description of their stolen bike so I can get it back to to it's rightfull owner... Dan
     
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    neum5464 New Member

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    Please keep an eye out in the LA or OC area for bike pictured above!
     
  8. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Active Member

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    Very nice bike.
    I am sure that you are checking all the nearby Craigslist's for it.

    I will be on the lookout for it.

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  9. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    I'm in midway city. I'll look out for it...
     
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    neum5464 New Member

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    bike still not found... hoping the jerk doesn't put regular gas in it...
     
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    I'll keep an eye out for it up here in Eagle Rock, Pasadena and Glendale area.

    Red
     
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    This is a long shot but ya never know where a bike will end up, I'm always on the lookout for more motor bikes so on the slim chance it ends up in my area, I'll for sure let you know. Mine was stolen last year in august but only cost me a grand total of $330, so I wasn't too concerned.
     
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    yeah, I am especially pissed off because I spent about $1300 on mine which I believe is grand theft if it is over $1000, but not too sure on that one. needless to say, when I find this person they may or may not have use of their limbs when I am done.
     
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    I'll keep an eye out for you down here in San Diego
     
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    Not to be offensive, but regardless of what the law states is or isn't grand theft, what this thief will be charged with will depend on several factors. First is probably whether or not you can actually PROVE what this bike cost. Not saying you didn't spend 1300 on it, but do you have receipts or invoices? Secondly, your bike being a motor vehicle, it may depend on whether or not the bike was properly registered. Sounds stupid, but sometimes thieves will get charged less for stealing unregistered property. I knew (didnt say liked, said KNEW) a guy who stole a boat and got off with probation because the boat's tail numbers had expired. Thirdly may also depend on what the court thinks the bike is actually worth. I say you find the guy yourself and give him an @$$ whoopin he'll never forget.
     
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    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    BigButterBean makes some very good points that we can learn from:
    - Save those receipts, in a safe place which you can remember where to look.
    - Keep a copy of the bike's, and engine's serial number in your wallet, maybe along with a photo too. Something handy to show a cop. (Note to self: print small photo of bike.)
    - Some police stations in some towns will let you register your bicycle's serial number with them, in case of theft. They keep it on file. This is a good thing to ask about. (I luck out here, because I work in the local City-County Building and cops know me and they know my bike. And they've heard what I spent on her.)

    Having your ducks in a row ahead of time just might make a difference.
     
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    The sad thing is that while this is very handy, the first thing bike thieves do if they're not planning on ditching the bike, is grind off the serial number...
     
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    One thing I do for $10 I register my bikes with the http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/ That way if the cops ever do recover my bike I have a better chance of getting it back.

    Plus you can fill out the registration yourself and for example my hardrock registration says "Specialized HardRock MTB with 48cc motor". Or something like that its been a while since I read it.

    Hope you get your bike back neum5464
     
  19. MotorBicycleRacing

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    California motorized bicycle riders have it made.

    Mail $20 to the DMV to get a lifetime Moped / motorized bicycle plate
    that not only makes you legal.

    The plate # is linked to the serial # on your bicycle making a theft
    of your motorized bike a much more serious crime that the cops may
    pay more attention to because it is a registered vehicle.

    Plate comes with an ID card that you have to carry a copy of when
    you ride that lists the bikes serial #, the engine # and of course
    your name and address.

    Do make copies of the ID to carry because it will cost you $20 to
    replace if you lose the original.

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg230.pdf
     
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    neum5464 New Member

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    The next build will definitely be registered and locked several times in a different place. I am working on getting a class M1 license so it won't be awkward rolling into the DMV on an unregistered motorbike. And trust me, when I find this person they are getting the a$$ whoopin of a life time. And the silver lining on this is that I got the carb on my 1980 Yamaha sr250 unclogged and it sounds beastly now.
     

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