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(ABC 27)   Not News: Stolen motorcycle found and returned to its owner. FARK: 46 long years after it was stolen   (abc27.com) divider line 32
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2013-11-05 07:14:53 AM
Peter Egan wanted for questioning.
 
2013-11-05 07:39:32 AM
Fine but it doesn't have a soul like a Vincent Black Lightning, nineteen fifty two.
 
2013-11-05 07:40:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-05 07:41:00 AM
How did it disappear 46 leap years in a row?
 
2013-11-05 07:42:37 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday the black and blue 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was recovered last week at the Port of Los Angeles. It was on its way to Japan, with its value listed as $9,000.

Now I'm kinda sad that I didn't buy that BSA for $250 back in '78.
Now I'm kinda drunk
Now I'm kinda wondering how long I will have to walk around work with dog poop on the bottom of my shoes before the company carpet does its work.
Now I'm more drunk.
 
2013-11-05 07:43:11 AM
Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.
 
2013-11-05 07:46:29 AM

libranoelrose: How did it disappear 46 leap years in a row?


184 years.

The bike was gone 184 years, man.
 
2013-11-05 07:47:35 AM

Harry Freakstorm: I'm kinda sad that I didn't buy that BSA for $250 back in '78.


In 78 I traded my BSA for a Triumph chopper.
 
2013-11-05 07:52:15 AM
So there's still hope I might get back my motorcycle that was stolen in 1997?
 
2013-11-05 07:54:09 AM

psychicdeath99: So there's still hope I might get back my motorcycle that was stolen in 1997?


Depends, was it a classic? Will it become a classic?
 
2013-11-05 07:55:41 AM

wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.


Yeah I'd have made sure the title wasnt hotter than Scarlet Johansen before I dumped several grand into restoring it.
 
2013-11-05 08:07:28 AM

vudukungfu: Harry Freakstorm: I'm kinda sad that I didn't buy that BSA for $250 back in '78.

In 78 I traded my BSA for a Triumph chopper.


You didn't live in Charleston Illinois at the time?  It was an older BSA but it was racked like a chopper  and I didn't want to look like 'that guy' from 'that movie'.  The guy said he had the original forks but never called back.  I figure he found someone who wanted to look like that guy from that movie who had $250.

There were actually a couple of Umph dealers in the area.  The guy in Trowbridge wouldn't take any "rice burner" "AMF POS" or "tired American iron" for a trade in.   Oh, I'll bet he's still in business.
 
2013-11-05 08:11:27 AM

wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.


Of course it was hot, a Triumph catching fire once every couple of years is a feature.

Old Joke
Q: Do you know why the British drink warm beer?
A: Because Lucas makes refridgerators too.
 
2013-11-05 08:32:09 AM
"Five years, John. Five long years.
And now reborn unto me."

/obscure?
 
2013-11-05 08:37:47 AM

grokca: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

Of course it was hot, a Triumph catching fire once every couple of years is a feature.

Old Joke
Q: Do you know why the British drink warm beer?
A: Because Lucas makes refridgerators too.


I grew up in a home where my Father and Brother had a co-hobby of restoring MG's.  I can vouch for that not being a joke.
 
2013-11-05 08:39:36 AM
Actually I missed a line...

It's:

"Five long years, John. Lost for five years. And now reborn unto me."

/obscure?
 
2013-11-05 08:43:35 AM
There is a Lucas Electric product that doesn't suck.

It's a vacuum cleaner.

 Have an unfinished '64 Bonnie, my neverending restoration project.

That T100 is sweet.
 
2013-11-05 08:45:20 AM

wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.


actually, the japanese are HUGE into retro-american biker culture.  if you sell a pre 83 HD or vintage brit bike on eBay there's a very good chance it's going to japan.  the yen has been really strong on the dollar and there are guys who have been filling containers and shipping them over for a few years now.
 
2013-11-05 08:45:45 AM
cache.jalopnik.com

Remember, to always use genuine Lucas wiring harness smoke, when the OEM leaks out.
 
2013-11-05 08:49:15 AM

Skarekrough: grokca: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

Of course it was hot, a Triumph catching fire once every couple of years is a feature.

Old Joke
Q: Do you know why the British drink warm beer?
A: Because Lucas makes refridgerators too.

I grew up in a home where my Father and Brother had a co-hobby of restoring MG's.  I can vouch for that not being a joke.


Worked on Jaguars until I knew better.
"There's a problem with the wipers  .  .  . I said there's a problem with the WIPERS, you know, in the FRONT of the car???"
"Yeah, I heard you, now open the trunk so I can work on the wipers."
It's the boot really, the boot the boot the boot.
 
2013-11-05 08:54:15 AM

Marcintosh: Skarekrough: grokca: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

Of course it was hot, a Triumph catching fire once every couple of years is a feature.

Old Joke
Q: Do you know why the British drink warm beer?
A: Because Lucas makes refridgerators too.

I grew up in a home where my Father and Brother had a co-hobby of restoring MG's.  I can vouch for that not being a joke.

Worked on Jaguars until I knew better.
"There's a problem with the wipers  .  .  . I said there's a problem with the WIPERS, you know, in the FRONT of the car???"
"Yeah, I heard you, now open the trunk so I can work on the wipers."
It's the boot really, the boot the boot the boot.


Can you fix this for Dick van Dyke?

beta.images.theglobeandmail.com
 
2013-11-05 08:59:59 AM
Don't you hate it when your Jag won't start?

i116.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-05 09:02:36 AM

Harry Freakstorm: vudukungfu: Harry Freakstorm: I'm kinda sad that I didn't buy that BSA for $250 back in '78.

In 78 I traded my BSA for a Triumph chopper.

You didn't live in Charleston Illinois at the time?  It was an older BSA but it was racked like a chopper  and I didn't want to look like 'that guy' from 'that movie'.  The guy said he had the original forks but never called back.  I figure he found someone who wanted to look like that guy from that movie who had $250.

There were actually a couple of Umph dealers in the area.  The guy in Trowbridge wouldn't take any "rice burner" "AMF POS" or "tired American iron" for a trade in.   Oh, I'll bet he's still in business.


That's still the standard. Except now they take it and offer you 100$ trade in because 'they have to move it to another dealer anyway'.

Last week: 2002 triumph bonneville (rebuilt top end by dealer, 7500 miles, looks like new). Honda offered 1k trade in no budge. Triumph dealer offered 4.5k.

So that's not 'no' but it might as well be.
 
2013-11-05 09:05:58 AM

kroonermanblack: Last week: 2002 triumph bonneville (rebuilt top end by dealer, 7500 miles


top end rebuilt in under 7500?!  wtf did you do to that thing?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-05 09:13:25 AM
The California Highway Patrol will return the bike to its original owner, who is now in his 70s and still lives in Omaha, Neb. His name was not released.

Does he still have a motorcycle license?
 
2013-11-05 09:17:49 AM
Follow up headline for next summer, '71 yro dies on returned stolen bike, driving like he stole it'
 
2013-11-05 09:20:50 AM

grokca: Marcintosh: Skarekrough: grokca: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

Of course it was hot, a Triumph catching fire once every couple of years is a feature.

Old Joke
Q: Do you know why the British drink warm beer?
A: Because Lucas makes refridgerators too.

I grew up in a home where my Father and Brother had a co-hobby of restoring MG's.  I can vouch for that not being a joke.

Worked on Jaguars until I knew better.
"There's a problem with the wipers  .  .  . I said there's a problem with the WIPERS, you know, in the FRONT of the car???"
"Yeah, I heard you, now open the trunk so I can work on the wipers."
It's the boot really, the boot the boot the boot.

Can you fix this for Dick van Dyke?

[beta.images.theglobeandmail.com image 220x124]


Why yes I can.  I've got my Jaguar Tools right over here -

sharmamridul.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-05 12:04:22 PM
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/cbp_triumph.JPG

/better
//because it won't hotlink to picture
 
2013-11-05 02:42:03 PM

wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.


I can tell you from very personal knowledge they did not know.  This particular bike was bought in a lot of bikes and bike parts,  The restoration folks had no clue that this bike was stolen,
 
2013-11-05 02:47:56 PM

mottsnil: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

I can tell you from very personal knowledge they did not know.  This particular bike was bought in a lot of bikes and bike parts,  The restoration folks had no clue that this bike was stolen,


Then how did they know it belonged to the old guy?
 
2013-11-05 03:16:58 PM

WTFDYW: mottsnil: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

I can tell you from very personal knowledge they did not know.  This particular bike was bought in a lot of bikes and bike parts,  The restoration folks had no clue that this bike was stolen,

Then how did they know it belonged to the old guy?


All I can tell you is that the state that the restoration people are in received a title from said state for the bike.  I can also tell you they are a very reputable company and would never knowingly buy, restore or sell a stolen bike. Their reputation is solid, they haven't done anything wrong, it appears the state didn't do due diligence in their research before awarding a title.

 
2013-11-05 04:17:31 PM

mottsnil: WTFDYW: mottsnil: wildcardjack: Someone even paid for a restoration. Must be why it was on it's way to Japan, someone knew it had a hot title.

I can tell you from very personal knowledge they did not know.  This particular bike was bought in a lot of bikes and bike parts,  The restoration folks had no clue that this bike was stolen,

Then how did they know it belonged to the old guy?

All I can tell you is that the state that the restoration people are in received a title from said state for the bike.  I can also tell you they are a very reputable company and would never knowingly buy, restore or sell a stolen bike. Their reputation is solid, they haven't done anything wrong, it appears the state didn't do due diligence in their research before awarding a title.


I see.
 
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