Found a BMW side bag on I-70 in Colorado

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by jimco, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. jimco

    jimco Been here awhile

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    While driving on I-70 this afternoon about 40 miles west of Denver I saw and picked up a BMW hard saddle bag.

    I want to get it back to its owner. There are no identifying marks on it. It is locked and I can't get it open.

    Anybody loose a side case?

    What are the forums I should post in to find the owner?

    Thanks.
    Jim
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  2. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Way to go Jim , you are off to a good start and this Rockies section will be your best bet as a beginning.

    Good karma is coming your way, the owner of that bag will be super grateful for ever.

    Thanks for being so on the ball

    gale,
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  3. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    Way to go. I found an Air Hawk 2 seat cushion on the side of the road in MT two weeks ago, and said "thank you Lord"!
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  4. eakins

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    Not mine, but If it fits the old bricks I could sure use it!
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  6. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Make sure to call it a "pannier" or the BMW guys might not know what you're talking about.
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  7. Gale B.T.

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    Jim, I have contacted a friend of mine ,officer type of BMWMOA at the international rally this weekend. He will annonce your find on the daily announcements just in case it was a rider heading to that rally.

    Thanks again for your honesty and concerns.
    gale
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  8. jimco

    jimco Been here awhile

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    I was able to pick the lock. The ease with which I picked it leaves me a lot less secure about leaving stuff on my bike. There was no name, but there are some very unique items that will allow me to positively identify the real owner.

    I've posted or sent messages to the contact list for a lot of BMW lists (so many I can't remember them all).

    I've only posted in this thread on this site. Is there another place I should post on this site?

    helotaxi, funny comment about the "pannier." I ride a KLR, afterall, but I also have a Yamaha, so maybe you'll let me stay?

    Thanks for your suggestions.
    Jim
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  9. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Welcome to the forum, and good for you in helping someone out.

    Only part that might be TMI is the unique items you mentioned...LOL

    [​IMG]
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  10. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    It's great that you're making an effort to get this "pannier" back to it's rightful owner, Jim! :thumb

    As for alternate threads on ADV where you might want to post up, try under "G-spot" (bikes subcategory),

    and there are two different BMW-related threads, " oilhead boxers"---http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3

    and "parallel universe"----http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=77

    Good Luck, and thanks for the effort!
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  11. TimothyCaseTimothy

    TimothyCaseTimothy Been here awhile

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    This was on the BMW Denver Facebook page...

    "FOUND!! BMW plastic side case on side of I-70 westbound, Georgetown area, yesterday (Friday July 20th). Looks like it may fit an older K or R model tour bike. By the looks of the specialty items in the interior somebody HAS GOT TO BE LOOKING FOR THIS. Contact Tally at BMW of Denver if you think this may be yours or someone you know. 303 755 6400"
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  12. jimco

    jimco Been here awhile

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    I talked to Tally and he posted it on facebook.

    Any place else I should post or people I should contact?

    Thanks for all your help!
    Jim
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  13. bigdog1807

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    May or may not make a difference if you mention which lanes you found it in; east bound or west as far as someone tracking it down. Not that there are hundreds of these laying about...just a thought. Good for you picking it up.:clap
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  14. jimco

    jimco Been here awhile

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    I found it on the side of the west bound lanes.

    Trying to post a pic and am not having any luck. Guess you will just have to guess what it looks like, but on the other hand if you lost it you know what is looks like.

    On another topic. fvck i hate computers.

    Thanks.
    Jim
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  15. jimco

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    My imagination is running wild with what "unique items" might consist of. Hmmmm. :lol3
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  17. 250senuf

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    Perhaps once the "items" are returned to their rightful owner what they are can be revealed while the identity of said owner is then the "secret" :evil :D :D
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  18. Paper

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    Bump..

    Been doing what I can to help Jim with this and just trying to keep it in sight..

    I posted it on the MOA Rally forum and also on MOA Mountain area forum..

    Looks like someone got some crap out of the bag and didn't lock the bag back on the bike, so it was just hanging there..

    I'll be putting ID on my GS's bags today.. :lol3
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  19. TNC

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    Glad I saw this thread. I guess I'd better start carrying my personal deviant devices...err, I mean bike gear...in my backpack instead of the removable panniers. The eternal stigma of extreme personal embarrassment that would follow on this forum would be too much to bear.:lol3
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  20. Idle

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    Maybe go old school. You could post a sign where you found it. Write your phone # In small letters so passers by won't call you asking what a pannier is.
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