Stolen Dirtbike: how would you handle this?

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5/14/2020 9:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 9:54 PM

Long story short. My dirtbike was stolen. Two months later it barely looks like It used to. It’s posted online but I recognize it just enough. Turns out the person who had it, traded their 4 wheeler for it. The person who stole it ended up being a kid down the street from me, who has been in and out of jail for grand theft auto, stolen motorcycles etc. police are building their case but damn he needs his face kicked in, or worse. How would you all react to this? Edit I did end up getting the bike back

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5/14/2020 9:37 PM

obviously id be pissed but not much you can do i dont think other then hopefully get it back. get insurance on your next one.

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5/14/2020 9:44 PM

Unfortunately you can’t really do anything and shouldn’t. Hopefully the cops can get you justice. But especially after posting on here about it, if you had an altercation with him you’d be the one in trouble and it’s just not worth it.

Ugh, it’s sucks. Such a lame situation!

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5/14/2020 9:47 PM

How old is the kid?

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5/14/2020 9:55 PM

JeepnMike wrote:

How old is the kid?

23 so a grown man child

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5/14/2020 9:55 PM

soggy wrote:

obviously id be pissed but not much you can do i dont think other then hopefully get it back. get insurance on your next one.

I did end up getting the bike back. Super fortunate. I edited the post

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5/14/2020 9:57 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Unfortunately you can’t really do anything and shouldn’t. Hopefully the cops can get you justice. But especially after posting on here about it, if you had an altercation with him you’d be the one in trouble and it’s just not worth it.

Ugh, it’s sucks. Such a lame situation!

I did get the bike back and they have evidence against this kid to put him away for some time just gotta wait for the courthouse and jail to open up

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5/14/2020 9:58 PM

How about before and after pics?

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5/14/2020 10:05 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

How about before and after pics?

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
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5/14/2020 10:16 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

How about before and after pics?

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
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That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

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5/14/2020 10:19 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

How about before and after pics?

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
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Sierra Ranger wrote:

That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

OP said the kid that stole it traded the bike for a quad with someone else. I’m guessing the someone else did that

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5/14/2020 10:25 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

How about before and after pics?

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
Photo

Sierra Ranger wrote:

That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

That is exactly what they did, and luckily I know my bike to a T and the stripped orange oil cap and aftermarket sprocket (as well as year, hours and model) all lined up. Got lucky but I know my bikes to a T

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5/14/2020 10:27 PM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
Photo

Sierra Ranger wrote:

That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

OP said the kid that stole it traded the bike for a quad with someone else. I’m guessing the someone else did that

No original person stole it, changed plastics, seat, grips then threw on some decals. Unreal if you ask me but they did a decent job just not good enough

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5/14/2020 10:46 PM

steal bike, spend $3000 changing parts to make sure it's not representative of the original bike, or buy $3000 bike. Seems like the mindset fits the person.

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5/14/2020 11:20 PM

DF313 wrote:

steal bike, spend $3000 changing parts to make sure it's not representative of the original bike, or buy $3000 bike. Seems like the mindset fits the person.

$3000 for plastics, seat cover and some grips?

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5/14/2020 11:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 11:42 PM

motoarmageddon wrote:

How about before and after pics?

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
Photo

Idiot tweakers ALWAYS rattle can their stolen items black....it the the FIRST thing they do.

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5/14/2020 11:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 11:46 PM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Long story short. My dirtbike was stolen. Two months later it barely looks like It used to. It’s posted online but I recognize it just enough. Turns out the person who had it, traded their 4 wheeler for it. The person who stole it ended up being a kid down the street from me, who has been in and out of jail for grand theft auto, stolen motorcycles etc. police are building their case but damn he needs his face kicked in, or worse. How would you all react to this? Edit I did end up getting the bike back

Sounds like you want some sort of personal revenge. Just let it go. No good will come of that. Just focus on how fortunate you are.

I had my 19 KX450 stolen last year in the High Des. I had $12K+ into the bike. In what ended up being a pretty crazy story, and social media blitz, we recovered the bike in less than 48 hours. A lot of well known moto and off road people helped get the word out fast, and multiple tweaker low-lifes ended up in cuffs. In that short period of time, they banged up the bike pretty good. I had to spend about $1K fixing it. Body work. Radiators. Levers. I also insisted on a substantial reward to the person who provided the tip that lead to recovery. Finally, in the act of stealing my bike, $2,500 in damage was done to my truck, and my deductible was $1,000. So in all I was out $3K+!

But I just think back to how low I was during that 48 hours when my bike was GONE. So the way I look at it is I am grateful to all the people who helped me get the bike back, and saved me $9,000.

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5/15/2020 3:11 AM

Just let Karma handle it.

The thief will get his comeuppance at some point, and you won't need to lift a finger (or have a troubled conscience).

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5/15/2020 4:30 AM

Perfect time to be wearing a mask. Street justice is the only justice....

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5/15/2020 5:22 AM

I'm not seeing anything left to handle.

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5/15/2020 5:30 AM

You’ll probably get good judge who really drops the hammer and gives a good long sentence, but then the thief is released two weeks later due to COVID-19. That’s about my luck, anyway. lol

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5/15/2020 5:33 AM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
Photo

Sierra Ranger wrote:

That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

Michael_Stanley wrote:

That is exactly what they did, and luckily I know my bike to a T and the stripped orange oil cap and aftermarket sprocket (as well as year, hours and model) all lined up. Got lucky but I know my bikes to a T

Is the vin number still on the bike?

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5/15/2020 5:41 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Unfortunately you can’t really do anything and shouldn’t. Hopefully the cops can get you justice. But especially after posting on here about it, if you had an altercation with him you’d be the one in trouble and it’s just not worth it.

Ugh, it’s sucks. Such a lame situation!

Michael_Stanley wrote:

I did get the bike back and they have evidence against this kid to put him away for some time just gotta wait for the courthouse and jail to open up

i think what you are asking is can you get any restitution, and im not sure you could unless you took him or the other kid to civil court.

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5/15/2020 5:51 AM

Sierra Ranger wrote:

That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

why are people trying to tear this kid down and try to say that's not his bike. jfc.

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5/15/2020 7:58 AM

From someone that has had a bike stolen and got it back only to see the justice system fail completely. Anymore I would say someone needs a cinder block through a car window or something of the sort. The justice system will fail to hold the guy accountable. It only protects the criminals not people that work for things. We need more frontier justice again.

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5/15/2020 8:09 AM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

I did get the bike back and they have evidence against this kid to put him away for some time just gotta wait for the courthouse and jail to open up

If that's the case, just let the system take care of it and hopefully the kid gets put away for a while.

Be pissed off, for sure! But have a beer and consider it lucky that you got the bike back and they are charging the perp. Fucking thieves suck ass.

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5/15/2020 8:41 AM

This is the problem in today's society. There are no real repercussions for thefts/crimes like this. The kid will get off with a slap on his hand and will no doubt steal again. Revolving door justice. I'll stop here before stating what *should* be done.

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5/15/2020 8:55 AM

KICK HIS ASS SEA BASS!

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5/15/2020 9:31 AM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Long story short. My dirtbike was stolen. Two months later it barely looks like It used to. It’s posted online but I recognize it just enough. Turns out the person who had it, traded their 4 wheeler for it. The person who stole it ended up being a kid down the street from me, who has been in and out of jail for grand theft auto, stolen motorcycles etc. police are building their case but damn he needs his face kicked in, or worse. How would you all react to this? Edit I did end up getting the bike back

What should you do? Wait until he is charged and convicted. Even if he isn’t no sweat - sue him in civil court. Will you collect damages? Probably not - but he will have a judgement against him. POS like this will soon be in prison for bigger crimes in 3,2,1.... So really don’t sweat it.

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5/15/2020 9:48 AM

Michael_Stanley wrote:

Not pretty, ironically I was trying to sell it but it’s clear to tell which one is before and after Photo
Photo

Sierra Ranger wrote:

That doesn't look like the same bike. You're telling me this person replaced various plastics and the seat, removed some stickers and added others? That is a very elaborate scheme.

soggy wrote:

why are people trying to tear this kid down and try to say that's not his bike. jfc.

Sorry- usually when you see a stolen bike there is some half-ass attempt to hide it like pulling off stickers and spray-painting the plastic, not replacing plastics, seat and footpegs, and well-placed graphics and stickers. Pretty impressive for some random tweaker idiot. But he did say the guy had it for two months.

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