Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Taipan wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:44 pm
Tricky wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:41 pm Awww fuck- I missed this, that is a killer, @Taipan - I feel for you matey and I reckon I would be punching walls, or probably myself- Bastads! :evil:
Tis a serenity prayer moment for sure! :D
That's a kicker :thumbdown:
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Sorry about your bike Beany that's bloody rubbish, hope you can get something sorted.
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Rockburner wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:16 pm Sorry to hear that mate, had no idea!

Not really sure what to advise - I've never been in that particular situation. Physically changing the frame might not be that hard*, but the legal side of it would give me heebie jeebies

* although you are opening yourself up to endless trouble-shooting afterwards because of all the little bits that don't like being disturbed getting moved around.
No worries mate, I didn't mention it to anyone until now for a couple of reasons - 1. Embarrassment and, more importantly, 2. I wanted to tell Pippa first given this was Sloth's old bike.

Maccecht did say that swapping a frame isn't the hard part, it's getting everything, especially the wiring loom, back into the correct place that's difficult.
Taipan wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:44 pm
Tricky wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:41 pm Awww fuck- I missed this, that is a killer, @Taipan - I feel for you matey and I reckon I would be punching walls, or probably myself- Bastads! :evil:
Tis a serenity prayer moment for sure! :D
I tried to be philosophical about it and was doing well until the bike was found, even said to the copper that I hoped the thief wasn't injured in the bike crash. Then I saw the snapped frame. I now hope he's mashed his ankle and leg up so bad that he needs a blue badge for the rest of his days.
Skub wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:47 am Get @maccecht to weld it.
As usual, he's been a massive help and all round good sport with advice and repair options. He did say first option should be frame repair, then break it and last resort is a second hand frame. He's on hols just now in the south of France and is still checking in every couple of days on progress.
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Any suggestions on how to start the engine?

The ignition barrel is goosed, key doesn't fit and there is a strange cylinder dangling loose which I assume is part of the ignition circuit...
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Don't know anything about Aprilia's but I found this on google,hopefully it'll help you;.
https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/sho ... tch-Repair
Should be some Aprilia specific knowledge on there :thumbup:
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Beancounter wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm Any suggestions on how to start the engine?

The ignition barrel is goosed, key doesn't fit and there is a strange cylinder dangling loose which I assume is part of the ignition circuit...

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Screwdriver in the centre slot of the dangly bit and you should be able to click it round into its on and start position, reverse to switch it of.
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Beancounter wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm Any suggestions on how to start the engine?

The ignition barrel is goosed, key doesn't fit and there is a strange cylinder dangling loose which I assume is part of the ignition circuit...

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That’s shit mate, sorry you’ve been targeted

I’m wondering how the actual fuck do the thieves get bikes running when the ignition should be disabled without the key with the immobiliser chip present. Surely it’s not as easy as ramming a screwdriver in the lock.
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Re: Stolen crashed bike, broken frame - next steps?

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Gregor wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:15 pm
Beancounter wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm Any suggestions on how to start the engine?

The ignition barrel is goosed, key doesn't fit and there is a strange cylinder dangling loose which I assume is part of the ignition circuit...

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That’s shit mate, sorry you’ve been targeted

I’m wondering how the actual fuck do the thieves get bikes running when the ignition should be disabled without the key with the immobiliser chip present. Surely it’s not as easy as ramming a screwdriver in the lock.
Look on ebay or facebook marketplace, you can buy immobiliser bypass boxes for about £30.
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