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Stolen Motorcycle help

Updated on January 28, 2011

A bit about me

I've been a biker all my life which now means 30 years on two wheels. I ride every day and have a real passion for bikes and helping other riders when I can. I'm the guy that will stop and check on any bike pulled over at the side of the road, nod or wave to anyone on two wheels. I also make regular donations to the local Air Ambulance charity and have organised some fun stuff to raise funds for these great guys and gals that often come to a motorcyclists aid.

A couple of years ago, I started on a project to build one of my all time favourite motorcycles, the Honda CB750. I don't have a great deal of money and this would be a long term project that I could dip into every now and then.

I found an old frame and engine for sale for a very reasonable £100 and started the long slog of finding all the parts to build this from the ground up. I cleaned, painted and competely restored every single nut and bolt as I bought it and as it went on the bike. After nearly 2 years the bike was very nearly complete with just a few parts like a front mudgaurd and some light lenses required before I could MOT it and put it back on the road.

CB750

The classic CB750
The classic CB750

Learning a valuable lesson.

Here is one of the biggest lessons you can learn if you are to take on a project like this.

Insure your project right from the start.

With the bike nearing completion, some low life scum stole the bike from my garage.  They took several other things including tools etc but they were insured with the house contents.  House contents insurance does not cover motor vehicles normally athough I did find out at a later date it could have been added as it was incomplete.

Consequently I have lost something very dear to me along with all the time and effort I put into it and that is something you can't put a value on.

Whatever your building car bike boat or whatever, make sure you insure it at least against theft.


Honda CB750
Honda CB750

Can you help?

I had a bit of a think about this and came to a decision that if you don't ask, you don't get.

I would dearly like to start this project off again but financially I just can't afford it. However, I thought, with the power of the internet it might just be possible.

If you would like to help could you afford to donate just £1, or $1 or whatever currency you are reading this in, If a enough people consent to this it could fund an internet built bike project.

I could use this Hub page to continue to show the progress so you could see what your £1 donation is building.

So, here goes, you don't get if you don't ask. Please donate £1, or $1...more if you like, it would be appreciated. Payment made by Paypal so perfectly safe and above board.

Any additional funds made over and above what is required for the project will be donated to an air ambulance charity.

You can email me at lostmotorcyclehelp@gmail.com and click on the Paypal donate link in the autoreplay email or click on the link below.

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