My Honda Helix was stolen! North East PA.

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by mrnoitall, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mrnoitall

    mrnoitall Banned

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    I parked my black 2001 Honda helix with about 17000 miles on it in my front yard with a for sale sign on it. Came home late on Thursday, noticed the ink on the sign was running due to heavy rains. I made a mental note to fix the sign the next day... The following day I opened my front door late afternoon and the scooter was gone!

    Called the police and filled a report. They basically told me the chances of recovering it were slim to none.:cry I was going to use the funds from the sale to help finance a new bike. I had a bunch of people calling. Now I have to start my piggy bank again.
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  2. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    I am terribly sorry to hear about your loss, I hope that sonnavabitch gets whats coming to him. :grim:pep

    Was it at least insured?

    My suggestion is to list it under the stolen scooter registry; http://scooteralert.com/ It looks like you've already done this...

    The second thing would be to keep an eye out for Helix parts on eBay in your area; you may never recover the whole bike, but you should be able to nab the motherf***er if you can prove those parts came from your ride.

    We're all in this together; I also own a Helix, and would love to see the guy who steals her from me hanging from a lamppost in full public view.
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  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Good luck finding it. I had my Zuma stolen but luckily my wife was looking out the window and saw it happen. The police caught him in just a few minutes.

    Was it insured?
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  4. creighta

    creighta Been here awhile

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    I love my Helix (cfmoto clone actually) but have to wonder what kind of jackass would steal a scooter.....especially a helix which is one of the greatest bikes ever for riding, but not for looking at.

    either way, I hope you see him out on it while you are driving a very large truck :evil
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  5. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    Scooters, motorcycles, mopeds... they're the easiest vehicles to steal, as the ignitions are MUCH easier to pick (or drill), and they can be hot-wired and driven away in seconds if the fork lock isn't activated. Not to mention, two guys and a pickup truck can make any two-wheeled machine disappear without even picking the ignition over.

    Any bike that has been in production for (in this case, two decades) unchanged is ripe for theft, as there is a strong demand for replacement parts; they'll strip it down to the chassis, then sell the chassis for scrap metal (or abandon it in the woods, as was in the case of my dad's stolen Honda Spree). Funny that... 15 years after it was stolen, the police found it in the woods in Massachusetts (about 30 miles from our house) and asked if we wanted it back. My dad declined.
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  6. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I kind of wonder if your covered under your home insurance as sometime is the case. Sad but true most bike are easy to take. A wire cutter. A flat head screw driver. Unlike the other I saying you might not get it back, keep an eye on clist for it or an helix being parted out . it's suprizing that some many dumb ass sell stolden stuff there . Even Put an fake add on clist saying wanted honda Helix engine and body panels. You might be able to get it back that way.
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  7. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    I always thought that one of the benefits of riding an old scooter is that nobody would want to steal it. Guess I was wrong.
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  8. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    Nah, they'll steal damn near anything if they want it bad enough.
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  9. max384

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    That sucks. Where at in NEPA was it stolen from?
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  10. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    I will keep an eye out in Wilkes Barre Area...
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  11. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    I'll be on the look out in the Lehigh Valley.
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  12. mrnoitall

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    Thanks for the comments guys! The bike was stolen from Dunmore Pa... near Scranton. No word yet and not really expecting anything.
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  13. max384

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    I'm in Scranton every day for school, so I'll keep an eye out.
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  14. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    I have an 87 elite 250 if you wanna replace it.


    Got any pictures of it incase I see it? A vin? Distinguishing marks?
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  15. btcn

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    Man that there piece of shit, I'd love to find that boy myself! Or maybe not cause I don't wanna go to prison for murder or a surver beatin.

    I can't help you obviously I's out Californny way, but I understant the feeling of a losing something. On the brighter side [well hell the most I can do to cheer you up, right?]:evil is that you didn't feel too attached to that scooter if you was a sellin it. Its not like it was an significantly important part of you, like that old 69 Minitrail you had since your passed away dad bought you when you was 10 [just as an example]. But then again it still sucks to know some piece of shit has it. BUT then again on the bright side chances is it's gonna be sold for dirt cheap without a title or stripped and benifit many Helixes I guess. But I still know how it feels to lose something. If you loved the bike personally and was planned on a keepin it then it could be even worse.

    Not trying to make it look like its not a big deal, lossing that money just plane sucks, just trying to cheer ya up! I mean thats all I can do out here anyways!:lol3

    But people that steel, they WILL be payin. They all forget that god is watching there every move.:deal They will likely end up in hell for eternaty if this is what they do a lot, or they will have to make up for these sins at the least.

    And yea if sombody stoled my bike, man would I be upset. I know how it must felt I's had things stoled from me before not no bikes though. But if you had insurance then at lease you get something but probably not the value of the scooter.

    But good luck finding any clues.


    And to y'all, yes old scooters is MUCH less likely to be stoled. ESPICALLY like a beat up Yamaha Riva 180/200, in tan! For one it depands on the condition of the bike. If its a beater like my Elite 150, I don't worry as much. Still as much security as possible like them there steer locks. But I ain't usually a riden in no big city or no bad area. ALSO, a benifit of parking in front of Walmart is everybody seed it.
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  16. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Sadly if your under 30 I feel most seem to lack the exposure most of over had to some form of religious schooling. By that I mean if you didn't go to a church at least as a youth, your parent did and past on some form of the 10 suggestions:lol3 ( whoops , the 10 commandments. :deal) ) it s why I don't trust the younger guys to be honest if the opportunity to comes alone to get something at little risk to themselves. Ethics seem to more toward situational ethics then a set of firms do and don't. Whom knows I m just sounding more like an old man then I m.
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  17. max384

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    Do you have an English translation of this? Thanks.
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  18. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    I agree. People just don't really encorpriate these here 10 commandments into there lives much!:deal

    I mean honesty for example [AKA though shall NOT lie], is almost not put into most peoples lives now a days. I mean little white lies is one thing, we all have made little lies, like to get out of something, etc. I don't know what god thinks of that, but I'm sure its not like as bad as how many young'uns nowadays that lie so much and is completely dishonest.

    Then them people is always using god's name in vane, like that commandment don't even exist!:huh

    I don't know but we's all gonna find out one day.

    And I's sure that like the guy that stoled this here scooter will have to make up for it.
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    Such a difficult read, reminds me of Huckleberry Finn in elementary school. :D
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  20. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    I ain't never done found no better way of sayin' 'at meeself, I never did, no siree.

    As for trustin' them younger fellers, I was raised by two non-religious parents who were themselves raised by two non-religious parents. I'm 27, I've never committed a single crime, as I am a firm believer of "you are what you make of yourself." I do not believe in any one particular "god." That said, the kids I grew up with were a fairly mixed bunch; some were religious, others were not. After we all grew into adults, I took an informal survey of the whole bunch; the ones who were church-going Christians were the ones who wound up in jail, pregnant, on probation, and on the streets. As a matter of fact, one of these kids was recently involved in a high profile murder case. In contrast, those of us who just did right by others and led an honest life have done quite well. I do not judge people by their religious beliefs (or grammatical prowess), I try to get to know people before I make any judgements either way; I initially distrust anyone until I have a reason to trust them, I've learned from life experiences.
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