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Title: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Mr. Grumpy on September 13, 2017, 02:55:44 PM
Stolen from my parkade in New Westminster B.C.
If you see it(good luck right!) send me a message.
Off to go wallow in self pity for now!

Curtis


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: FJmonkey on September 13, 2017, 04:11:47 PM
Bugger mate! I guess you don't have to change your moniker just yet.

"May have to change my login from Mr. Grumpy to Mr. Smiley."

Keep the faith, many FJ owners will watching...


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: fj1289 on September 13, 2017, 09:08:42 PM
I hate a thief. 


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: X-Ray on September 13, 2017, 11:45:21 PM
Bastards. I despise these scum who simply think they can take someone else's property. Saudi Arabian punishment of lopping off a hand at the wrist would make it harder for them to do it again. If only....


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: aviationfred on September 13, 2017, 11:48:51 PM
That really sucks  :cray:

I know the feeling very well. My pride and joy FJ was stolen back in June. Hopefully your local police have a better attitude for finding your FJ than the local PD here.


Fred


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: red on September 14, 2017, 09:56:59 AM
Bastards. I despise these scum who simply think they can take someone else's property. Saudi Arabian punishment of lopping off a hand at the wrist would make it harder for them to do it again. If only....
.
Curtis,

Sorry to hear that, man, wish I could help.  I would watch the local want-ads for your bike being sold, or any parts from your bike.  If you see none, you might put up an ad seeking certain parts for your year and model, and see who offers anything.  Don't go alone, to meet with the seller.  Leave quietly and call the police, if you see your bike there.

X-ray,

Ancient Arabian proverb, translated loosely: Thieves steal because people will buy stolen goods (for the lower price).
Another:  What is stolen can never be sold for a loss. (So never pay any thief even half of what they want for an item, if you are one who will buy stolen stuff.)

One guy locally came into the gas station, offering to sell a radar detector for US$40.  Somebody asked the guy what car he was driving, and the guy had nothing to say.  I mean, who has a radar detector, but no car?  Nobody would buy it, not for any price.  To avoid getting caught by the cops with it, the thief just left it on the counter, and departed empty-handed.  The clerk set it on the rear shelf, knowing that the owner would spot it and claim it soon enough. 


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Charlie-brm on September 14, 2017, 07:13:48 PM
Bastards. I despise these scum who simply think they can take someone else's property. Saudi Arabian punishment of lopping off a hand at the wrist would make it harder for them to do it again. If only....
.
Curtis,

Sorry to hear that, man, wish I could help.  I would watch the local want-ads for your bike being sold, or any parts from your bike.  If you see none, you might put up an ad seeking certain parts for your year and model, and see who offers anything.  Don't go alone, to meet with the seller.  Leave quietly and call the police, if you see your bike there.

X-ray,

Ancient Arabian proverb, translated loosely: Thieves steal because people will buy stolen goods (for the lower price).
Another:  What is stolen can never be sold for a loss. (So never pay any thief even half of what they want for an item, if you are one who will buy stolen stuff.)

One guy locally came into the gas station, offering to sell a radar detector for US$40.  Somebody asked the guy what car he was driving, and the guy had nothing to say.  I mean, who has a radar detector, but no car?  Nobody would buy it, not for any price.  To avoid getting caught by the cops with it, the thief just left it on the counter, and departed empty-handed.  The clerk set it on the rear shelf, knowing that the owner would spot it and claim it soon enough. 

Straying a little off the topic of stolen bikes, but years ago I had a job at a car stereo shop where on Mondays it was not unusual to have some gomers wander in to ask for a harness plug to be soldered on to the back of their radio. They hand over the radio and it has maybe up to 5 inches of each wire left attached, often much shorter, with the giveaway appearance of having been ripped out of a dashboard, ie. somebody else's dashboard. :)
I had no business and no evidence to accuse a stranger of being a thief but these were so obvious - steal it Saturday night, bring it on Monday with no wiring and audition as "sketchiest guy in the store". So what I would do is take the radio in the back to the bench, solder on any necessary plugs, charging cash for this which of course these guys want, no records. What I didn't charge for was opening the chassis and sprinkling in a pinch of tiny bare wire snippings over the circuit board - always lots of them on the bench. I tested that it still worked before closing it up. Just my little retribution, hoping that somewhere, someday, that radio was going to short out permanently.


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Mike m on September 16, 2017, 01:41:21 PM
I caught the thieves trying to take mine.i got a horrible scuff on my fairing from it


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Bozo on September 17, 2017, 11:08:53 PM
Bastards. I despise these scum who simply think they can take someone else's property. Saudi Arabian punishment of lopping off a hand at the wrist would make it harder for them to do it again. If only....

Sorry, XRay I promise to return that spanner I borrowed from you :empathy:


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Troyskie on September 25, 2017, 03:10:21 AM
I wish them cancer & a good buggering in the local gaol!


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Tapartacus on October 12, 2017, 12:49:45 AM
Sorry Grumpy didn't see this until now. Will keep my eyes peeled!

Andrew


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200 FOUND
Post by: Mr. Grumpy on November 10, 2017, 09:44:18 AM
 :biggrin:
A big thanks and shoutout to:
Detective Phil Ens
Vancouver Police
Auto Crime Enforcement &
Bait Car Program

Phil said there were reports of a guy doing B&E and leaving on the grey ghost.
Looks like my bike has a nickname now!
Broken locks etc.
Back on the road come summer!!


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: balky1 on November 10, 2017, 09:49:14 AM
Fantastic!


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: FJmonkey on November 10, 2017, 10:33:22 AM
Great news! Looks like she needs some love now...


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: fj1289 on November 10, 2017, 10:42:04 AM
Excellent! 


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Pat Conlon on November 10, 2017, 11:14:55 AM
 :good2:


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: aviationfred on November 10, 2017, 08:42:53 PM
 :good2: That is awesome news.


Fred


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: 1tinindian on November 11, 2017, 09:01:32 AM
Great recovery!
Now if we could only get Freds FJ back to him!


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: Troyskie on November 12, 2017, 12:58:08 AM
 :good2:


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: X-Ray on November 12, 2017, 05:31:57 AM
Phew! looks like she has been slightly abused by the scum bag, just needs a little TLC now to help her forget her ordeal, :)


Title: Re: All my fun is gone... Stolen FJ1200
Post by: FJmonkey on November 12, 2017, 10:42:16 AM
The thief caught? Or just the bike recovered?