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  • Isn't this someone's stolen bike here?

    I have been out of the loop for a while, but I thought I remember someone posting that their Telefonica TLR bike was stolen this spring out in California. Maybe not, but I thought who ever it was might like to see this. Here is the link.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2426268412

    Man, it sucks to see a nice bike like that in that bad of shape.

  • #2
    i hope he gets caught if that was the guys bike. i know what you are talking about, i just cant put a name with the bike....

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    • #3
      I remember the thread as well. It looks like he picked it up the honest way though.... NO RESERVE.... Track Bike? I'll check the amount in 6 days.. Not worth over $2500 now unless you live in San Fran.. and dont have to pay the $300 to get it to you.
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      • #4
        Already out looking for a new bike eh?

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        • #5
          HMMMM, could be. Wrecked and never claimed?
          I've crashed both, and hurt myself worse on bicycles then I have on motorcyles!

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          • #6
            I was the high bidder on that one for a while at $10.50. Damn, I was really hoping I'd get it for that price!!
            The trouble with life is there's no laugh track.

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            • #7
              any bike for 10.50.. what a great deal..

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              • #8
                i remember when the stolen bike report came out too. the guy lived some where close to me . i'm not sure what ever happened to it. i'll post it on the local forum around here www.bayarearidersforum.com.


                if anyone wants to see if it was stolen they can watch for a response at this link http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...616#post549616
                2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

                Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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                • #9
                  you know if one of our admins *cough* katana *cough* hadn't done some spring cleaning we coulda solved this problem by now.

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                  • #10
                    Wasn't it pinched pre Planet days?

                    I get confused with the Telefonica bike and the guy who had his tank signed by steve crevier, was that stolen too?

                    :dunno

                    Maybe a "Stolen Bikes" forum? Or do we have enough?
                    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                    • #11
                      Bargain with a Penske.

                      Now if I just had my CAMS licence I could import that thing for track use. Bugger.
                      Used to ride a '01 TLR

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                      • #12
                        The member in question (I can't remember his name either) reported that bike stolen about 4 months back. It was a sad story because all he had was liability, no comprehensive coverage. I am quite sure that is the bike though.

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                        • #13
                          If it is, then no way I would buy it. No way in hell.

                          Looking closer at the images on eBay... I dunno I thought I remembered that guy's bike a little different...

                          check this out:
                          http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/features/thefts.php
                          I emailed the guy. Both are in California, but VINs don't match.. I dunno.. how many Telefonica TLRs are out there?

                          Here's another from the Ally Pally in the UK
                          http://www.thebikesite.com/images/al...telefonica.jpg

                          One in Japan:
                          http://www.shonan-inet.or.jp/~yzf-r1...2/0720/015.jpg



                          Ahh screw it. Who would crash their bike and not claim it? Gotta be stolen. No way I'm touching it.
                          Last edited by Miles B; 08-02-2003, 11:24 AM.
                          Used to ride a '01 TLR

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                          • #14
                            That's the guy, David Leavitt. I should have remembered him, he bought a set of tube covers just before it was stolen. Anyway, he says it was stock except for the pipes and since the eBay one has a Penske I guess it is not his.

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                            • #15
                              Oh, I just remember seeing the thread about the stolen Telefonica TLR, not any modifications he had done to it. I was looking for a salvage bike on E-Bay for a local guy who wants to start stunting on and happened to run across this one. Yea, I have kind of caught myself looking at bikes already. Not much else to do when you're home all day, every day and you can't drive or lift anything.

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