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Old 08-13-2014, 02:43 AM   #1
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Cry stolen KLR

Hey folks had my 05 KLR stolen out of my driveway Monday afternoon. The thieves were not very bright because they took the mostly stock 05 with 64k miles on it and not the low mileage fully farkled 97 that was next to it. The 05 had the greenish-blue tank and plastics from the 97 on it so it looked nicer than the 97 with an IMS tank. Sad fate for a bike that had been from Ontario to Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego (first owner) and James Bay (me). It wasn't insured because hey, it's a KLR with over 100k kms on it. Really, who would steal a piece of shit like that? Another piece of shit would be my guess. I fucking loved that KLR. I hope they crash it and break their necks. Then burn to death.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:08 AM   #2
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Hey folks had my 05 KLR stolen out of my driveway Monday afternoon. The thieves were not very bright because they took the mostly stock 05 with 64k miles on it and not the low mileage fully farkled 97 that was next to it. The 05 had the greenish-blue tank and plastics from the 97 on it so it looked nicer than the 97 with an IMS tank. Sad fate for a bike that had been from Ontario to Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego (first owner) and James Bay (me). It wasn't insured because hey, it's a KLR with over 100k kms on it. Really, who would steal a piece of shit like that? Another piece of shit would be my guess. I fucking loved that KLR. I hope they crash it and break their necks. Then burn to death.
Sorry for the loss. Post pics so that all here can keep their eyes open (these things can pop up in weird places, especially when being parted out by the thieves).
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:17 AM   #3
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I fucking loved that KLR. I hope they crash it and break their necks. Then burn to death.

Fair I think, but if they break their neck they might not feel the pain of burning to death, you need to think through these death wish things better


Seriously, sorry man thieves suck, fuckers...
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:14 AM   #4
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What would Marcus have done with the horse thieves of his era?

Hopefully they are dumb/random enough not to realize their unwise choice in steeds and return for the other one.

Might be a good idea to keep a wary eye on the neighborhood and lock up the remaining steed.

Not much is lower than a horse thief!
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:12 PM   #5
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Lousy news, dude. Post some pics and we can keep an eye on Kijiji and craigslist, etc.

Hope you're enjoying your "other" bike.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:34 PM   #6
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That sucks. I'd be gutted if my KLR was nicked. I hope you get it back in good condition, and soon.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:58 AM   #7
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Lousy news, dude. Post some pics and we can keep an eye on Kijiji and craigslist, etc.

Hope you're enjoying your "other" bike.

Hi Lornce. I am very much enjoying the GSPD. I've put over 4500 miles on it so far. I'll be doing another oil change this weekend, just oil, no filter.

I had the KLR on kijiji, no street address, no phone number and the postal code I used in the add is not mine. None of the people that were interested knew my address so I'm pretty sure the thieves lucked into it rather than finding it on kijiji. Here's a link to the add:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-ot...650/1005958402

And isn't it an awesome add lol I'll leave it up for another day or two. I believe the thieves will get theirs eventually, karma being a bitch and all.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:03 AM   #8
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That sucks. I'd be gutted if my KLR was nicked. I hope you get it back in good condition, and soon.
Unfortunately it would be a fluke if I ever got it back. It leaves a hole that's for sure, but hey, shit happens. It's gone and it sucks and I'll get over it. Eventually.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:25 AM   #9
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That is crappy beyond belief. I keep my bike in the driveway as well... What kind of security did you have? Disc lock? Cable? Are you rural or urban?
Sorry to pepper you with questions , I'm just feeling a little paranoid now.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:59 AM   #10
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That is crappy beyond belief. I keep my bike in the driveway as well... What kind of security did you have? Disc lock? Cable? Are you rural or urban?
Sorry to pepper you with questions , I'm just feeling a little paranoid now.
Hey, welcome to the asylum. Bike was at the bottom of a 50' driveway. Think about it. It would take only one minute to back a pick-up down a driveway get out a ramp and load the bike on the truck, put it on it's side (doesn't need to be tied down and less noticeable), toss the ramp in and drive away. If they were practiced it might not take a minute. If it's going on the back of a truck a lock might have slowed them down, probably wouldn't have stopped them.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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Everyone wants a KLR, even a used up one!
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #12
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I need to read more new threads, just saw this now and never mentioned it at dinner the other night, there's the reason, dumbass not in knowledge. Sorry to hear about the old girl going missing.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #13
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Can't be much profit in lifting KLRs? Other than the plastic milk crate, that is.
I had a mid 70s Lada stolen, so there's really no accounting for common sense among thieves. Cheers mate.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:39 AM   #14
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Can't be much profit in lifting KLRs? Other than the plastic milk crate, that is.
I had a mid 70s Lada stolen, so there's really no accounting for common sense among thieves. Cheers mate.
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no shit, he was only asking $1300. My 2001 R1150GS was stolen 8 years ago in California. A friend said the thieves probably woke up in the morning and said WTF that aint a Harley

Bike was recovered three days later with minimal damage. Don't give up yet and good luck
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:24 AM   #15
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It's a Christmas miracle!

On Thursday I learned that my stolen KLR was recovered near Stratford during the execution of a search warrant. It has 415 more miles on it and it has been beat on pretty hard. Lots more broken and bent stuff. It's barely worth what it cost to get out of the impound, but I couldn't leave it. It does have a bit more gas in it now than when it was stolen so I'll have to find comfort in that.





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