Stolen: 2010 KTM 990 Adventure from Scotts Valley, CA

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Reese, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Reese

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    Just got back from camping with the family and found my bike has been stolen. Police report has been made but I figured I'd post here just in case anybody sees one come up for sale in their area. Approximately 6000 miles. CA License # 776879Y.

    This photo was taken two weeks ago at Ebbetts pass.

    http://i.imgur.com/ALxFrr6.jpg
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  2. readymix

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    Doubt it will end up near me, but I'll be looking for it.
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  3. Cannabinoid

    Cannabinoid Banned

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    this message is self destructing...
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  4. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    bummer...:cry
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  5. wakked1

    wakked1 Aspiring Itinerant

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    That really sucks, I'll keep an eye out. Any unique features? Look around nearby, like Santa Cruz. Half the time its just a joyride that doesn't get very far. Also post on BARF?
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  6. Reese

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    Thanks everybody. Unfortunately it's going to be difficult to get started without the chipped key so it's not likely to be spotted riding around. I went looking around the area to see if it had just be moved but unfortunately it was missing for 4 days before I found out about it.

    Major bummer but after I'm done fuming it will be fun to look for something new.
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  7. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Where was the bike stolen from, storage unit?
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  8. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    That sucks! Nice looking ride, what a shame that people could do such a thing. How can they even look at their self in the mirror?
    I absolutely despise thievery, friggen ass-wipe mouth breathers.

    Make sure to check Craigs site daily, try using a national search. http://www.searchalljunk.com/
    They often part them out and try to slide under the radar with non-typical descriptions of the part.

    Good luck, I will keep my eyes open here locally for you!

    Here is a photo for ya;
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  9. Reese

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    It was taken from in front of my place of business Wednesday night. I thought about pushing it inside the building before I left on vacation but didn't take the extra few minutes to do it. I wish I had. This is considered a safe town. The officer that took the report wasn't even sure how to fill it out.
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  10. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    I'll make sure to keep an eye out .... I see a few 990's around town but haven't noticed a white one with Akra's recently. Have you notified the nearby dealers (Moore's, Honda Peninsula, Scuderia etc) in case anyone tries to get a key programmed at the dealer?

    -dman in Santa Cruz
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  11. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    You actually left it outside? When you could have parked it inside? No place is "safe" anymore, Dam thieves. Bummer, i hope you have full coverage.....That is a nice bike, I hope you get it back or cash out well.
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  12. Reese

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    Yep, left it outside when I could have left it inside. In hindsight it seems obvious but I don't have a lot of experience with having things stolen. Don't have full coverage. Lesson learned.

    I've notified Moore and Sons and will expand that out to other dealers mentioned above.
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  13. Countdown

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    Was steering head locked?

    How could you steel it without a fork lift?
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  14. ZEmann

    ZEmann want to be riding

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    ouch no full coverage on a 2010

    most folks would have full coverage because it would be required due to the loan requirements


    good luck finding it
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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I have heard of Harleys stolen from behind parked cars in garages. If they want it bad enough, they can take it.

    Damn thieves...
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  16. hotlaps

    hotlaps outlaw riding

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  17. A-Wind

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    Sorry to hear for what happened. I hoped you would be able to recover some of it via insurance, but without - even a bigger bummer.
    I must admit, that often I'm getting complacent as well, thinking who in the world would steal motorcycles these days, especially in an area that is considered safe. I guess I have to be more alert.
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  18. Jim Colombotos

    Jim Colombotos Been here awhile

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    I live part time in SC ...I have left my bike out a few times in the past not anymore. Mine look very similar to yours so please folks dont tackle me on the street if you see a white adventure bike. Seems like crime is on the rise here...
    Hopefully these low lifes get caught .
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  19. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    anyone follow up on this mysterious post?
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  20. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/3970920915.html

    there are several postings for parting out a "2008" 990. but, parts he is selling don't appear to have come from the mentioned stolen bike; all stock stuff.

    Hope you get at least some of a lead on it. Want a 950 myself; couldn't imagine losing one.
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