My bike was stolen last weekend, and I realised I had no idea of what the process is, or any hints or tips to work through. I thought people might post up some advice, and maybe the thread can then be moved as a sticky, to the stolen bike section? My experience: I reported the bike to the local police. Police recovered bike, same day, in the local area. They gave me a very brief description of the damage, and importantly, mentioned it was found on its side. Police asked or authorisation to tow the bike to their depot - which I gave. Police are dusting for prints. Next step was to call my insurance, with a Police report number. I called a local Kawasaki dealer to see if they could repair. That all happened on the Monday and Tuesday. Now, 6 days later, I have had no more progress. I don't know the exact location of the bike, I don't know what condition its in, and I can't arrange to tow it for repairs & assessment until the Police contact me. Sounds like the damage is really only a dropped bike (Mirrors, clutch lever, indicators damaged). Not sure about fairings. Not sure where I stand mechanically - bike must have been on its side for a few hours,e between being dumped and being towed. Who knows what damage that would cause? I presume the ignition must have been damaged - I have both sets of keys. I spoke to a bloke who had his bike stolen, and he refused to have it repaired, stating he couldn't trust his life to a bike which may have damage which is not visible - he claims he was able to get insurance to pay out in full, rather than repair, after taking them to court. That sounds extreme, and a little like BS! Anyway, any general advice for stolen bikes? Is it worth compiling some info and making it a sticky thread, in the same way we have for new riders, cornering techniques etc?