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[USA] Stolen motorcycle returned after 37 years.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by robsalvv, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. http://mynorthwest.com/11/717504/Stolen-motorcycle-returned-to-owner-nearly-37-years-later
    Stolen motorcycle returned to owner nearly 37 years later

    A 62-year-old man has been reunited with the motorcycle that was stolen from him nearly 37 years ago. State Trooper Troy Briggs says in all that time, the bike didn't go far. It was discovered during a routine VIN inspection in Spokane.
    "The vehicle was brought into our VIN inspection lane for inspection for title purposes [...] The seller told the purchaser they didn't have a title for it," says Briggs.
    It turns out they didn't have the title because the 1972 Honda XL250 was stolen from the Spokane Valley man in 1975. They found the VIN number in a file of inactive reports.
    "It was actually so old, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office actually had to go and research it on microfiche," Briggs says.
    Troopers were able to track down the original owner. He told them he was shocked the motorcycle is still in such good condition.
    As for the thief, Trooper Briggs says they're not holding hope they will ever be able to track him down. The bike has likely changed hands several times since it was stolen on November 21, 1975.


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    Nice to have a good news story for a change. :)

  2. Haha, I bet it bought back memories for the guy.
  3. nice! It now has a different kind of sentimental value.. maybe more
  4. I wonder if in another 20 odd years my 650 katana will be returned to me ??
  5. I wonder if he made an insurance claim. If so, would he have to repay the money or have the bike re-stolen?