Motorcycle recovered in Calif 46 years after theft

Nov 4, 2013 Full story: KRMG-AM Tulsa 7

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection shows a recently recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle which was stolen more than 46 years ago from its owner's backyard in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967.

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Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#1 Nov 4, 2013
The original owner's now 143 years old...

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#2 Nov 5, 2013
Biker is still p.o.ed about theft of bike,he'll be there shortly after he does the shopping. Rick

Since: Aug 08


#3 Nov 5, 2013
A '53 Triumph should fetch a good price at auction.

Since: Aug 08


#4 Nov 5, 2013
By the looks on the link someone's been feeding and doing a lot of wrench-turning, It's a lovely Triumph Tiger.

Lucky 70 year-old man..

Auckland, New Zealand

#5 Nov 5, 2013
Only seven more years left until they find mine then.
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#6 Nov 5, 2013
Back in 68 in ElPaso,I rode an old 500 BSA.The desert climate keeps bikes in good shape.(cept for the air filter)

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Nov 8, 2013
Parden Pard wrote:
Back in 68 in ElPaso,I rode an old 500 BSA.The desert climate keeps bikes in good shape.(cept for the air filter)
Sure does...we've recovered many bikes from barns etc,that have been dumped years ago and are perfect for resto or whatever. My mate had a very nice T160 that had been left leaning against a wall, looked in almost perfect condition.....until you walked to the other side....completely faded away.....hahahahahaha(danged Calif. sun,eh?) And a little rust on each wheel where water had sat. He reckoned that was proof it does rain in Southern California.....hahaha

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