talk about a heat score

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by wayde, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. wayde

    wayde Guest

    I was talking to the guy whom i bought my awesome Diamondback bike from and he casually asked how the bike was I replied good he then mentioned that is was a stolen i'm riding a stolen bike that i put a motor on and the motor alone attracts police attention so if they do pull me over i may get fines for the motor and a charge for posession of stolen i am in the middle of getting another bike ready for the motor, just put the first coat of candy apple red paint on it, tomorrow it's the next coat and then it's ready for the motor. this time i'm taking pictures of the whole process so eventually i'll have something more to post.

    Moral of the story.....If you buy a used bike make sure you know where it came from and trust the person, maybe even go so far as calling the local police and checking if it was reported stolen

  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    A guy gave me the TREK I ride. I couldn't believe someone would give away that nice of a bike. I went straight to the police station to check it out. Not only did I get a great gift, the police think I'm an upstanding citizen.:cool:

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  3. wayde

    wayde Guest

    i wish i had checked it out I love the bike maybe i'll drop the motor then check it out
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    bicycle-karma is powerful stuff...if it's hot, someone's bumming out bigtime...i've typed & backspaced a few times, but i'm at a loss for any more words that help...i'd hate to be standing at your crossroads, because i'd soon be without a bicycle (and a "friend") :-/
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:i believe in kharma bigtime. besides, you're also contributing to the crime. all your cash and energy will be lost when the police confiscate your pride and joy. you will have a criminal record.
    and if the guy that the bike belongs to is a maniac, you'll be dealing with HIM and his pals.:shock:

    do the right thing.

  6. japat100

    japat100 Guest

    by doing the right thing you will make at least 3 people happy ,, the rightful owner ,the police, and yourself ,
    and you may find out that the owner may give you a good deal when he see all the work you put on the bike ,or you may be able to buy him a replacement

    ,riding a mb should be a relaxing and fun experiences ,and riding a stolen bike is nether

  7. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    That's a bummer for sure. The only advice worth anything is to do the right thing as karma always comes full circle.
  8. Um,how do the cops know what's stolen? When you register a bike they give you a sticker. Stickers come off. I mean,do all frames have serial numbers?
    I'm planning to register my bike today. Gonna call to find out where to go. Maybe the fire station.
  9. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    You are correct to fear a criminal charge. I cannot speak for your jurisdiction, but most places "Receiving Stolen Property" is a crime. The elements are possession of stolen property and knowledge it is stolen. You need not have known that it was stolen when first received.

    You have to make your own decisions, but were it me, I not only would take it to the police (after removing your engine of course), but I would tell the police exactly where I got it. It's all well and good to try to watch out in the future, but first, deal with the present- and quickly, you would want to be the one going to them, and not vice versa.

    BTW- Here, "Receiving Stolen property" is not a slap on the wrist- it is a "D" felony, exactly the same as "Theft", punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and a year-and-a-half in prison.
  10. The serial number for the bike is underneath the pedal cranks on most bikes.

    It is pretty rare for anybody to register this number with their homeowners insurance or with the police database of stolen bikes - simply because most people either don't know the number is there or dont think they will ever need to register/report it.

    however Karma is a *****.
  11. wayde

    wayde Guest

    well i'm removing the motor and taking the bike to the police.....on the other habd i went out and bought a nice iron horse bike so after it's paid for i can get the motor rocking....can't wait:D
  12. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    When I went to the police station to find out if the bike I got was stolen, the first thing they wanted to know was where I got it. I wouldn't tell them. If it was stolen, I wanted it to be returned to it's rightful owner, but that's it. How would you know exactly how the bike got to you? Did the guy who sold it to you steal it? Maybe he bought it from someone else, and only found out it was stolen after he sold it to you. Do you want to get him involved with the police?
    Just my opinion.
  13. wayde

    wayde Guest

    he said he just found out is was stolen and then told me
  14. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    I would have...

    I would have Casually mentioned that.. Yes..The police know it is stolen..and they are looking for you. Enjoy the ride....
  15. japat100

    japat100 Guest

    in the long run it will pay ,,
    there one thing in life that you own ,no one can take it from you ,you earned it ,,you made it ,good or bad , and it will stay with you the rest of your life ,and is 100 times more important then any bicycle ,,yes thats your name

    mb riders will have its own identity as time goes on ,and its people like you that will keep our identity on the high road
    so i send you a thank you
    from jaypat
  16. wayde

    wayde Guest

    i work hard to buy the things that i buy and i'm sure who ever this bike belongs to did too the police are going to hold it for 30 days and if no-one claims it, it's mine so they say
  17. wayde

    wayde Guest

    brake levers on the new bike match the cluch excited i'm about to pee<joke lol
  18. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:good choice, wayde.
  19. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    You did the right thing wayde, very cool! We're excited for ya too...