Stolen My one of a kind project was ripped off!! please look.

Discussion in 'Stolen Bicycles & Security' started by Wrench66, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Wrench66

    Wrench66 New Member

    Well it's been a while since I posted here, a lot has gone down in my life since then..........a while ago my blue '82 Schwinn Cruiser with the little Italian 50CC moped engine was stolen right from my yard here in Chino, Calif.
    Really kills me that it's gone......anyone that's seen pics of it would recognize it by it's different setup.

    Here's the old post with pics, would appreciate ANY info...thanks all.


  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    I feel for you, man, and hope you get it back.

    Yes, I remember seeing it on you-tube, of you riding in the school parking lot.

    So sad.
  3. justinsidethegates

    justinsidethegates New Member

    Hey i just saw pics of it and will keep an eye out. I'm in ontario and do a lot of cruising through upland and rancho too so if i see it i'll definitely let you know. i doubt theyre going to be cruising it around anytime soon since they risk being seen on something so custom but you never know. i talk to a couple MB builders in my neighborhood and talked to a few i see in town. I'll let them know to keep an eye out too.
  4. Will Snow

    Will Snow Member

    Sorry to hear the bad news. Surprising how many people there are that have the mentality to steal another persons property.

    Had mine stolen out of our garage a short time ago that had a custom 9 speed drive.

    We have to lock them up even in our own yard or garage, pretty discouraging.
  5. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

    I will keep my eye out for it down here in Santa Barbara. If I see one with a mount like that I will know its yours.
  6. IINoxiousII

    IINoxiousII Member

    OMG, So sorry to hear!!! The same thing just happened to me a month ago and actually this video helped inspire me to go with a morini for my next build. It pains me to see that you have suffered the same fate. I hope you recover your bike. I'm on the east coast, but I will be sure to keep eyes out anyway since I'm always scanning the street looking for mine.
    Best wishes,
  7. perilous

    perilous Member

    I can't understand why somebody would do that, that really sucks.

    I remember driving around looking for my bike after it was stolen in case it was was still in the area. Luckily for who ever stole it I never caught up with them.
  8. 2stroker

    2stroker New Member

    Tweakers. Our Bikes are like a tweaker magnet. I get atleast 2 aweek that run out in the road.
  9. dchevygod

    dchevygod Member

    Ill keep an eye man. Mine was stolen last night and i hope i get mine back if someone sees it its just as custom as your build in its own way.
  10. Samdallas214

    Samdallas214 Member

    Sorry to hear that thing got so bad here in Dallas I got cameras system it got to the point they had the balls to come into my fenced in yard and try to steal the charcoal starter, the ******* did not know we put a alarm on the gate and put in cameras caught the ******* in the act.
    That was after almost loosing my little scooter thank god the manager seen the man take it and called to police .
    He got the scooter back but even though the ******* had mine and 3 other scooters in his house that did not belong to him the cop said we cannot arrest him because I (the cop) did not see him take it .
    No wonder they get away with it ; we asked the cop how could we stop him from coming in our yard stealing thing , the cop said make sure he has something of your in his had and shoot him, or put a wepon in his had after you shoot him . I kidd you not!
  11. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Member

    I cut holes in the bottom panels of my up and over garage door. There's a bar that runs wall to wall inside with eyebolts that go through the door so I can lock them. Over the tops of the locks and eye bolt ends, I have a steel channel bolted to the door. It won't stop the professional, but stupid kids don't seem to bother much any more.
  12. Wrench66

    Wrench66 New Member

    Well no luck yet......the local law has been less than helpful as well so I guess it's gonna be up to me to find it. One problem I hadn't thought of is that since it's engine is an older Morini with magneto-points, a theif with little to no skills may not be able to keep it running long IF those points get dirty. This leads to the bike being parked hidden away where it won't be seen OR maybe sold?? Hmmmm, it's been quite a while now and no one has seen it (one fella said he sure thought he seen a kid ripping on it up in Reno NV but that never came to be anything :(

    I do appreciate you all keeping an eye out for it, thanks!
  13. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    Sadly what probably happened is it was dismantled, the bike sold for $50 or less bucks and the motor traded for whatever poison the thief was in love with at the time.Thieves don't care about how much love/money you put into something, jail doesn't stop them, too bad we can't have a proper punishment for them so they get a little empathy for the people they steal from.Like getting them in front of a pile of their favorite fun when they are jaking hard, and right when they get the feeling of confidence in the next high, take it away and explain, "that's how you make other people feel, do you get it??" and make them suffer the jake.
  14. Wrench66

    Wrench66 New Member

    Well just updating my old luck or leads of any sort yet. I do wonder if Gremlin might be right :( Bummer if so.

    Still looking and wondering.....
  15. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    Well I'm not too far from you, and if I see it I'll recognize it. I had a guy by a liquor store trying to get me to stop one day, but I knew the neighbor hood,and did not. Probably some little street dealer that thought he could buy it from me for $100 or $200.
    Obviously who ever took it knew where it was, and when to get it. Its probably has not migrated too far from you yet.
  16. Wrench66

    Wrench66 New Member

    Hi Stoltzee,
    Thanks, yeah we are fairly close :) Even though it's been gone a while now without any sign, I still have a vibe that it may be found.........could be just wishful thinking..haha.
    Anyways, here are a couple other pics of it. has some fairly unique combo of parts such as.....that S5K2 Morini with hand cut mounts bolted through the frame (drilled), A Mikuni carb from a very old Yamaha, the pipe is a combo of the stock Morini headpipe and chromed pocketbike chamber/muffler, front wheel is a combo of drum brake and 12g spokes laced to a HD bubble spoke rim, front fork is a chromed straight leg type and the handle bar clamp has "DK" on it.

    Thanks for looking out! Here's a couple other pics I had of it: