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post #1 of 14 Old 12-05-2008, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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My A18 Was Stolen

We are staying in Bushnell Fl for the winter at Sumter Oaks RV Park. This AM when I got out of the RV I noticed my bike gone. I guess some one came in the park sometime after 9:30PM and before 7AM and rolled it off.

If you have seen my bike you know it is different than any other, like most KLR riders I set it up for me. If you check out my web site you can see some of the mods I have done and some are quite unique.

If you happen to see it or some of the mods, like the hard bags, and dash please let me know so we can catch a bike thief.

I will be looking on E-Bay for some of the parts, I'm sure it will be parted out with out them having the title.

The insurance company will pay the "value" of the bike, (we all know it won't be the worth of the bike) so I will be looking for a new/newer one really soon. Thinking about going with a XT 250, because I won't be doing any long distance riding anymore.

OH WELL S**T HAPPENS.

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-05-2008, 10:25 PM
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WOW that sucks!!!!
Hope it turns up in one piece!!!!
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-06-2008, 12:07 PM
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Holy S**t Joe!!!

Man... I would love to catch one of those guy's in the act. Sorry about that Daddyjoe.


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Wow, that blows. Someone moved my bike yesterday and I was NOT happy. Sorry, man. I've had a bike stolen, too...many years ago. Bad deal.




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post #5 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Yes it is a bummer, but "maybe" the insurance company will write me a big check to ease the pain.

Thanks for posting the pic Mark, hope you all are doing well out there on the left coast.

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 12:00 PM
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Just a note, not sure if it will help unless you alerted the insurance company about all the extras.

My dad had 3 custom built computers get blown when a powerline went down. When the adjuster came out he told my dad to add labor in to the price of each computer since he'll be the one rebuilding them. $400 each for two of them and $600 for the other one.

So... when you figure in all those accessories and mods that you had on the bike, be sure to add labor costs for redoing them all.
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Crime is getting out of control. In the past week there have been so many shootings, bank robberies, and other forms of theft around Columbus I'm starting to think about a concealed carry permit. At 6'4" and two black belts I never thought I'd feel the necessity to carry a firearm for safety in town. But the economy is really making crime an inviting solution to those with low morals.

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post #8 of 14 Old 12-09-2008, 06:31 PM
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Damned easy to hot wire and steal a KLR, especially the '08s and probably the '09s also. It's only slightly less easy on the older models. Here's a post at KLRWORLD about how easy it is.

http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php/topic,9545.0.html
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I got the check from the insurance company today, $26??.?? for the bike and $1000 for the extras. Less my deductible I wound up with $32??. So I guess I just lost the extras I had put on the bike.

I would really like to find the thief.:character00 110:

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I got the check from the insurance company today, $26??.?? for the bike and $1000 for the extras. Less my deductible I wound up with $32??. So I guess I just lost the extras I had put on the bike.

I would really like to find the thief.:character00 110:

Would you mind sharing who your insurance company is?
I have heard some good things about dairyland and so I switched from
Allstate after 32 years and now have 2 bikes insured for less than allstate charged for 1....dairyland covers accessories and even riding gear and helmets in accident situations. I'm not sure how they would be in theft cases...
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