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Stolen Norton #733539
04/30/18 12:37 am
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This bike was stolen in 1980 from Altoona PA, It is a 1965 Norton 650CC My father said it was not a SS. He bought the bike new. The handle bars came up and out not straight out.
I had posted this back in 2005 hoping to figure out the model. Is there a good site to post stolen bikes? I have the vin and engine numbers but was not sure that it is safe to post them.

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Re: Stolen Norton [Re: KREUZED] #733576
04/30/18 12:24 pm
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What can you lose posting them? May be one last hope you have of recovering it.


Bill
1974 Norton Commando
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Re: Stolen Norton [Re: KREUZED] #733615
04/30/18 7:23 pm
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Have you just been returned by a UFO after many years of disturbing anatomical examination?

Stolen 1980, reported again 2005, follow up 2018.

The bits of the bike will likely be scattered around the world like the smoke from a crematorium.

I don't know if modern systems can search for engine/frame numbers, but most likely they would have been ground off or drilled out, at best.

Worth a try though, thieves can be stupid. Might end up with some innocent party apparently guilty of handling stolen goods.

Re: Stolen Norton [Re: KREUZED] #733630
04/30/18 9:28 pm
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Surprisingly, its not all THAT unusual for bikes to turn up after many years but it typically happens (as I have seen it anyway) in a VIN check during proceedings for export- I've heard of several stolen bikes turning up 20 years or more after the fact.

I suggest you post on the
Norton Facebook Group,
The BritBike dot com Facebook page,
and also
The Norton Thread in the forum "Old's Cool" on ADVrider.com

Join the
Norton Owner's Club and post there,
Join Access Norton and post there.
Join regional clubs and clubs in every country surrounding your own and post there.
Join any group, club, forum, or page that is Norton ONLY and post post post.

And hell yeah! Post the VIN (engine & frame) numbers! Why not, it sure won't hurt you any.
Post any. images or photos you might have, too. The more you get the info out, the more people see. it, the better your chances - although I have to agree with koan58 in asking why you haven't put more effort or time into this? The. odds are that the bike won't come come home to you by itself- the more effort you put out, the greater the chance of any return.


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Re: Stolen Norton [Re: KREUZED] #733633
04/30/18 9:56 pm
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An interesting thread for me as I had a 1956 HD servicar stolen from me back in about 1978. Obviously angry and heartbroken back then, today I have gotten over it. So much time has passed that by now even if it was kept intact and not parted out, a few different people have probably owned it since then, and probably none realizing that it is a stolen bike. I am over the loss, I have moved on, and even if I found it today I would let the current owner just keep it if they wanted. Why? Because they probably had spent their hard earned money to buy it at some point, having no knowledge of it's theft: the only person I would be hurting would be the current owner who more than likely had nothing to do with the initial theft. Why punish them for a crime they didn't commit, like I said before, I'm over it now, no point in ruining or at least damaging some one else who had no knowledge of an ancient theft from another lifetime.
However, try and steal from me today and I'll show you some rather painful tricks I've learned since that incident. (Which, I might add, does not include the legal system, something a current thief would probably prefer to my home made justice..........)
Let it go. 40 years on and the only people you will make suffer are ones who probably don't deserve it anyway.

Re: Stolen Norton [Re: koan58] #735808
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Just life. Busy raising kids and work. I also do not find it easy to use this site. I have a pic of the title now to figure out how to post it.

Re: Stolen Norton [Re: KREUZED] #735809
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