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Old 05-01-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default HD washed up in B.C.

hope the dude that owns this HD is still alive and gets it back even if it is absolutely rooted

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...is-harley.html




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Old 05-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Read this over on JP Cycles. The owner is alive and has been contacted.

It was actually in a storage cube that floated all the way to this side of the Pacific.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Hmm. Note to self: Do not store bike in salt water.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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One of those feel good feelings washes over......5000 km. Awesome.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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What you think. That Harley wanted to come home.. Maybe the company should trade him for a new one and put that as the one that would not stay exported..LOL
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Funny how the one bike to wash ashore from Japan is a Harley. Glad the owner is alive and well. But it would have been fun trying to register it here.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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If the container was air tight as it would have to be to float across the ocean, how did it get all the crap on it and get corroded? Isn't it a tiny bit hard to believe that a container with that kind of weight in it was un damaged in a Tsunami? Even if there was a pin hole leak, in the time since the Tsunami, wouldn't it have filled up with water and sunk to the bottom of the ocean? Not saying it isn't true, I'm just having a hard time believing it
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If the container was air tight as it would have to be to float across the ocean, how did it get all the crap on it and get corroded? Isn't it a tiny bit hard to believe that a container with that kind of weight in it was un damaged in a Tsunami? Even if there was a pin hole leak, in the time since the Tsunami, wouldn't it have filled up with water and sunk to the bottom of the ocean? Not saying it isn't true, I'm just having a hard time believing it
You ever see a bottle floating in the ocean? If the hole(s) were lower than the water line and the container was air tight above and had enough bouyancy to keep floating....It's not really that far fetched a story.
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float it back...?

good to hear guy is alive...

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...cle-owner.html
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #11
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STOKED the owner is alive. Bike looks like it was laying on its side which would account for all the damage if the container had some salt water in it. Its been a year guys so I would think quite consistent damage. Still so sad about the near 20,000 killed and/or missing.

Read the 1st few lines.... I really hope this gets home and is ridden again.

"He said he lost his home and three family members in the tsunami and is now living in temporary accommodation. The motorcycle was being kept at his house in the back section of a cube van that he was using as a storage shed when the tsunami struck.
He said he bought the bike five years ago and some of his fondest memories were of his tours around Japan on it.
When asked if he wanted to say anything to his bike, Yokoyama laughed and and said, "Thanks for coming back buddy," in Japanese."
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If the container was air tight as it would have to be to float across the ocean, how did it get all the crap on it and get corroded? Isn't it a tiny bit hard to believe that a container with that kind of weight in it was un damaged in a Tsunami? Even if there was a pin hole leak, in the time since the Tsunami, wouldn't it have filled up with water and sunk to the bottom of the ocean? Not saying it isn't true, I'm just having a hard time believing it
I guess attention wasn't paid. They mentioned that the container did not sink because of the type of foam that it was made.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #13
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cool to hear the guy is still with us

did i hear right that Harley Davidson is going to ship the bike back to Japan and then do a restoration for the owner?

has HD got a factory in Japan?
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I read on another forum that Harley is going to rebuild it for him and send it back. Thats a really cool gesture. A big tip of the hat to Harley!
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:37 AM   #15
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:50 AM   #16
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is that the same bike, doesn't look like it
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:10 AM   #17
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Read about this and hoped he was still above ground, good to hear that.... the site I saw the story had one comment in particular that must have been a fan of Barret or the Paulsies.. "You could bring that to an auction and someone would pay millions for it".... Ha! Ha!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #19
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The bike in the container is real.....not shure where the other one on the beach is from. Im no expert but the front spokes look to have rusted of leaving the wheel to sit the way it is....but it does look kind of like the same bike .. .Edit looks like it was the same bike guess the guy that found it shoved it back into the container.

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has HD got a factory in Japan?
Harley's have built in Japan for years now!!!
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