One of my wife's girlfriend's husband has just bought a bike. Went to register it, turns out it was stolen in 2000. Phoned police, they told him that because it was stolen so long ago that they don't want to know about it, otherwise they'll have to seize it and then have to complete a mountain of paper work. They told him to phone Vicroads, not sure what they'll do about it? (And before everyone goes off and says should have done the check with VicRoads, hindsight a very valuable thing). Is there any recourse for him?