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Old 01-15-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Help please: UK NORTON SS Stolen

This just in. Will try to get contact info and further details.

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#581110 - Today at 02:06 PM Stolen Norton 650ss in the UK
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From my mates Facebook page so just passing this on. HELP!! STOLEN norton 650ss from SOWERBY BRIDGElets find her such a unique bike can't be easily sold share as much as you can everyone
Reg: ABE 643B
1964 Norton 650ss
Engine No. 18ss/110309/P
Slimline Featherbed Frame No. 18/110309
Gearbox No. NA5849
Akront alloy rims, 19” – Stainless spokes, Dunlop TT100 Roadmaster tyres
Unity Equipe Manx type 5-gallon alloy petrol tank – Slight split in welded seam on front R/H side of stainless petrol tank strap
Fibreglass Unity Equipe central oil tank
Both tanks lined out black & red with paint, not transfers
BTH magneto, not the usual Lucas one
Cross-over clip-on ‘bars (Unity)
RGM Motors belt-drive primary
Stainless rear chainguard (Unity)
Unity 18” Manx-style semi dual seat
Norton short Roadholder forks (external springs with gaiters)
Dominator single leading shoe front brake, standard Dommie hub & brake plate
John Tickle rear brake plate, polished alloy
Wired with household mains cable
Triumph-type oval zener diode heatsink
Chromed Lucas 7” headlamp shell, wipac quad-optic halogen headlight
Dip switch is from an MZ – Square body, not round.
THE THIEF WAS WEARING BLACK LEATHERS AND A HELMET, AND TURNED RIGHT TOWARDS SOWERBY BRIDGE, STILL WITH LIGHTS OFF AND NO ENGINE RUNNING. COULD THERE HAVE BEEN A VAN WAITING TO LOAD UP? THERE CAN'T HAVE BEEN MUCH TRAFFIC ON THE ROAD AT THIS TIME OF MORNING.
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:43 PM   #2
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Such a beautiful bike,what a heartbreaker.Even fully insured it will never compensate for all the effort and need I say love involved in building it.As someone who has been victimized by these creeps in the past when are we going to make the punishment fit the crime.If they are caught they will get off with a slap on the wrist or maybe the agony of community service (a unique form of punishment in Britain that is supposed to bring the criminals to their knees in shame)which is no more than a meeting place for thugs and criminals to sit around and have a cup of tea at taxpayers expense and let them organize their next crime.

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Old 01-16-2015, 04:55 PM   #3
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Tom, that's a pisser. What a shame! It's a beautiful bike.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:16 PM   #4
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clever theif, dressed the part, no one would question him....

It so sucks. My siblings and I learned this painful lesson at a young age... I hope there is a special coal shoveling station RIGHT NEAR the fire for these people.

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Old 01-17-2015, 03:05 AM   #5
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Being Eniglish is starting to be an embarrassment, and the way motorcycles get stolen here is starting to get ridiculous.
Any kind of off road motorcycle or classic bike is a magnet for thieves who will go to incredible lengths to get these bikes.
i saw online the maill online i think it was a guy had his bike stolen off his relatives drive in wales some place, guy had ridden from Australia across europe Including Russia the lot no trouble, but here in britain ITS GONE.
The courts are useless in the uk until they start dishing out proper sentences to these people we will never stop this attitude here a verry sad state of affairs and i just hope this guy gets his bike back, and the same for the guy in wales. .
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:09 AM   #6
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The bike is mine. I've just registered, a lot of very kind people have been circulating my plea for help on Facebook and elsewhere. Thank you all so much.
I am from just outside Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

It was taken from my garage at 03.11 on Monday 12th. January - A neighbour saw the thief coast off down the road on it in the direction of Sowerby Bridge, wearing leathers and helmet.
The bike would not have started - The petrol in the tank would have gone off months ago - The bike had not been out of my garage since June 2014.

If anyone has any information whatsoever, I can be contacted on:
Mobile - 07783 066869
Work - 0113 343 6445
Home - 01422 323546
Home Email - Rick_From_Halifax@yahoo.co.uk
Work Email - P.R.Roper@leeds.ac.uk

Best contact method would be either mobile or Work Email, as I'll be out quite a bit scouring my area for any trace of it.

Any help greatly appreciated, it's my prized possession, took me 3 years to rebuild it from the ground up.

Rick Roper.
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