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Old 02-18-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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HELP STOLEN 640 ADV in San Francisco

Good morning guys. Bad news!!!!! my 640 adv was stolen last night right in front of my house. It is a 2000, blue and orange. It had my happy trail panniers on. I don't know what else to do, I already reported it to the police. I did not have full coverage because I am a student and i can barely pay liability. I am lost here. I was planning a big trip down to south america for the summer. My hopes are that the police find it. If you guys come across anybody selling a bike like this, or riding it, or if you see it parked, please contact me.

If you guys have any other advice i would be very grateful

Any help will be sosososososososo greatly appreciated.

I dont know it i should post license plate # and VIN #??

thanks guys.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:03 AM   #2
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What a drag. Yes, you should post all the info available. VIN, etc. Put flyers up in all local shops, check with salvage yards and all that. There aren't a lot of these around so that might help in its recovery. Also, scour the Internet for other related sites like ktmtalk.com and post there. Good luck, mang. So sorry...
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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License #: 16U8300
Vin #: VBKGSL406YM732110
Color: Blue and Orange.

It had a set of happy trail panniers on.

It was stolen on Green and Larkin.

The front fender is orange instead of blue.
Had a Gps mount on.
Big Scracthes on right hand side tank
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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That sucks. If you can afford it, offer a reward for information leading to the return of the bike. Not arrest, return.
If the thief or his buddies think they can clear a fast $500 by dumping the bike (or the guy that took it) you may see it again.

Best wishes in recovery...
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:42 PM   #5
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Dibs on the sweet HT panniers

Just kiddin' michocolumbia I am in Sac and will keep an eye open on CL, Cycle Trader, etc...
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:55 PM   #6
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Mega Bummer Mate, Sorry this happen to you.
It won't be an easy bike to palm off, they sort of stand out, being the best ever colour scheme.... (Sorry, just It's sort of expected of me these days )

Keep your hopes up Mate. A greater good will come of this, just maybe not what you expect.

BTW, I just got a call from a Mate telling me this happen, your community is looking out for ya.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:06 PM   #7
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So sorry to hear of this. If you have not posted to the Yahoo lists, I would do so. (ktmowners@yahoogroups.com) I'll keep an eye out and my fingers crossed.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:08 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, for the support and the help. Unfortunately these things happen, and you are never prepared and you never think it will happen to you. i agree with you ausirob, some way somehow something good will come out. KARMA. You live you learn from every experience. And as hard as it may seem you have to try and get the most positive things out of the situation. Worst things CAN happen, luckily this time it was just the bike, and not me.

Although I will not stop until i find this bike, even if it is only the engine screws, because I have a trip that I have to do, I will not be stopped by some people that dont have anytihng better to do than steal. I will go to Colombia and back during the summer, even if I have to walk. Giving up is not an option.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:16 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention, it has a big tear on the seat covered with duck tape (yes duct tape sorry)
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:48 PM   #10
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I posted this same suggestion in your other thread about this...

You might want to call Scuderia West to let them know your bike was stolen and the description. The thieves probably won't be dumb enough to go there, but if they do stop by to pick up parts or something stupid, it could help. You might want to post a flyer there. Any KTM customers will be sure to keep an eye out for ya.

You never know... you might get it back. Good luck. I feel for you , man.
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:54 PM   #11
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KTMTALK.COM has a stolen bike section.. list it there too!
http://www.ktmtalk.com/
This is a database of lost or stolen bikes. Anyone can list a bike, any brand, but if it is a KTM,
the details of the stolen bike will be emailed to all KTM dealers listed in their database.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:15 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear of this. So many bikes seem to be parted out on ebay. Worth a look, too. Do you have the black muffler, or the polished one? 2000 was the cross over. Brown ano engine parts, like the new ones. What else? The "good" IMO... We'll keep our ears to the ground, and remember what Aussie Rob said.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:38 PM   #13
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That hurts amigo !
I'll keep my ear to the ground, hopefully it turns up for you..





Never thought I would use that xena lock I got from Motozilla but it will always be with me on my trips to the city
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:36 AM   #14
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That sucks bad. I know what it's like and one thing...you can't afford not to have full coverage. had the same thing happen when some punk wanted my DR650 . I had pl/pd only and was out $$ for a 1.5 year old bike.

keep your eyes on any of the internet auction sites like Epay and Yahoo for parts that could be from your bike. odds are they won't try to sell the complete bike but part it out. check the valley papers too like the Stockton Herald, Modesto bee and the Sac area papers and nickle adds. Cheap bastards probably go for the freeby adds.

Head up man. eyes open.
Karmaa , it all comes full circle.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:05 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by michocolombia
Good morning guys. Bad news!!!!! my 640 adv was stolen last night right in front of my house. It is a 2000, blue and orange. It had my happy trail panniers on. I don't know what else to do, I already reported it to the police. I did not have full coverage because I am a student and i can barely pay liability. I am lost here. I was planning a big trip down to south america for the summer. My hopes are that the police find it. If you guys come across anybody selling a bike like this, or riding it, or if you see it parked, please contact me.

If you guys have any other advice i would be very grateful

Any help will be sosososososososo greatly appreciated.

I dont know it i should post license plate # and VIN #??

thanks guys.
micho,

check your Private Messages bud.
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