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A few weeks ago my little (12yrs old) brother's Crf50 got stolen out of his garage. Today I was watching an Ebay auction (gl master and lines for dual disc on my 750)waiting to bid in the last minutes when I heard a 50 with no silencer(like my brother's). I went outside with a piece of paper that had the vin and engine #s on it. I saw my next door neighbour(16yrs old)and his friends riding dirtbikes, and one(who I know)was on a new 50 with all the stickers torn off(like you would do if you stole it).
I walked up and very politely asked if I could check the numbers. He said just a second and took off. I ran to my car and chased him but he had already gotten to the trails. His two friends claimed he was going home and that the 50 was one of theirs. I had one of them take me to his house but he wasn't home. None of them knew where he was.
My neighbor's dad says they insist it's not my brother's and he believes them. He said he'd find the bike I saw tonight. That was hours ago and I've pretty much given up hope that I'll ever see my brother's bike(which I'm sure that was)again. They will either ditch it(like dump it in the river), part it out, or put the plastic on another 50 and let me check it out(they all have Crf50s). I can't remember the last time I was this mad. Jimmy
 

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My cr125 was stolen out of my friends garage in 1994. I still hve yet to see that bike again and I even know who stole it (the theif got drunk in my presence and confessed it to me two years ago). It is best to chalk it up to a loss and move on. Without that dirtbag stealing my cr125 I never would have bought my norton 750 and probably would not have gotten into street riding until much much later. The only down side is that I lost out on two raes registrations fees I prepaid when I used to race MX with the cr125 and the $800 purchase price for the bike.

My advice, better theft protection and move on. Life gets rid of the bikes you have so you can make room for new bikes.
 

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yeah, i'd at least file a report, and have the cops interview the kid and his family. put the pressure on the fucktard (if he is guilty)......

seems kind of suspicious that he would take off like that and not return.

when you were pursuing him, i wish you would of had your trusty tranquilizer dart gun. i never leave home without mine!

call the police!

tex

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Good news. My hooligan neighbor's dad went to the kid's house that ran and made him take him to the bike, which was in the woods. He got the old plastic back and called me over to check the vin when I got home from work. Sure enough, it's my brother's bike. I has some aftermarket parts on it now, and they wired it to run without the key. I think tomorrow I'll have the police talk to the kid's parents, and have them pay to fix everything on the bike. What do you think the penalty (by law) is for 16 yr old kids who stole a motorcycle? The sad part is, these are my brother's friends, and he doesn't want to believe they stole the bike. Jimmy
 

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well that is great news. get the police involved! if the kid already has a record, he could do some time in juvey. it depends on the value of the bike and iowa's definition of theft (in $ value). the kid needs a reality check when he thinks it's o.k. to steal, and cool to do it from friends! kid sounds like a class A FUCKTARD!

tell your bro to get some new friends.

tex

p.s.- great score on the cb175! that thing sounds awesome! $76 bucks, unbelievable!



"who's scooter is that?"
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its at least larceny. (theft over 500 bucks??) he could definitely do time. posesion of stolen....did they have to break in?? could probably add that just for kicks. the list could be quite a bit longer than ya think. they add shit on like its going out of style sometimes. depending on what they know they can get you for and what they think they can get you for. it could turn out they do this shit all the time and have piles of bikes kicking around. since you got it back though. they might just say "hey, ya got it back" and make you go through small claims court to settle it up. since there was no initial report made. you really need to establish paper trails with these kinds of things. so it might be a tough one. id definitely call the cops, see if theyll make a report, and talk to the kid. i always hated having the cops show up at the house.

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There was an initial report filed by my brother's dad. The bike was stolen out of his garage and my bro's friends were suspects. Apparently the police visited their houses. This was about two weeks ago. He was going to call the police last night but said he got home too soon. He's the kind of person who thinks things just work themselves out (which has now happened again) and doesn't seem to care about anything. That's why I'll probably have to call the cops, because I don't think he will. Jimmy
 

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He did call the police. I gave my statement to the cop, and he took pics of the bike. He said the detectives would probably get to it in a couple of days. He also said the kid would get posession of stolen property at the very least. When he was in my garage he was all jealous of my Cb750 cafe/Cr project. He asked if I had my motorcycle license and I said no (but I hadn't said anything about riding it). He said to get it because he'd hate to see a bike that cool get impounded. I guess he's a kawi guy, he said he had a zx9 or something like that. Jimmy
 
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