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Ronbarbani

Stolen '04 WR450F...Reward Offered

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I took my 2004 WR450F to the local shop for repair and someone broke in and stole it along with other dirt bikes, not a merry Christmas for me:banghead:

It was stolen Friday night, December 22nd in Oakwood, Georgia. I will give anybody $500.00 cash no questions asked for the return of my bike. I do have the vin numbers. Please be on the look out and call 678-936-8686. Here's a picture of it.

WR450F-1.jpg

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Looks like you get a new one for free! It's the shop's problem not yours, but being without a bike in the meantime sucks...SC

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I hope so. I talked to the shop owner and he says he has insurance but you know how insurance companies are. I'll probably have to wait for ever!

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get a form from the shop you bought it from stating replacment price. you should have a cheque within a week or so

make shure the price quote is tax included

only new bibes are available

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Sorry to hear, and sorrier to say I have heard the same thing, 'not responsible for bikes/sleds left in our shop/storage area'

I hope they do look after you.......

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They can say "not responsible blah, blah, blah" all they want. The fact is simple, they are responsible by law. They'll lose they're business license in the blink of an eye if they try to push the issue and not pony up. They post that crap because most people are idiots and will simply tuck their tails and run...SC

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They can say "not responsible blah, blah, blah" all they want. The fact is simple, they are responsible by law. They'll lose they're business license in the blink of an eye if they try to push the issue and not pony up. They post that crap because most people are idiots and will simply tuck their tails and run...SC

Exactly. I work at a shop and we have to have insurance to cover customers ATV's and bikes. The insurance also covers damage and vandalism.

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Good luck, most shop orders I have seen always said... Not responsible for loss or theft...
True, and when you signed at the dotted line before the work was done, you released them of liability. But it doenst mean you will get stiffed. I'm sure their insurance will take care of it. Dont expect to get the full cost of a new bike. They will pay you what it is worth in used form.

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any luck yet???

Nope! Someone %$!hole stole it Friday night, December 22nd in Oakwood, Georgia. I will give anybody $500.00 cash no questions asked for the return of my bike. I do have the vin numbers. Please be on the look out and call 678-936-8686. Here's a picture of it.

WR450F-1.jpg

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The shop owner said their insurance does not cover it because it's not retail! What a bunch of crock! My only hope is that someone on this forum finds it.

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Well, if their insurance doesn't cover it, then they're responsible for it out of their own pocket. This is open and shut. You don't even need a lawyer for this one. Put a lien on their business for whatever you feel is the "appropriate" amount. I hear '07's are going for around $7000 OTD...SC

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RonBarbani, I am so sorry for your loss...you have my condolences.

I don't know if this was the case with your bike, but it pisses me off that some shops actually store customers' bikes outside.

"I know it was you Fredo, you broke my heart."

I say you go Micheal Corleone on the shop owners ass

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Unless you signed a waiver saying you will let the shop off with concequences of theft or damage, take em to court...............

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Well, if their insurance doesn't cover it, then they're responsible for it out of their own pocket. This is open and shut...
Well, nothing like positive thinking. But I suspect he signed on a dotted line when he left it for some work. I also suspect this said the bikes will be stored at the owners risk. If he has home owners insurance, it might cover it. I know mine does. But I'd bet you the shop isnt liable. Now I agree, they should make it right, I'm sure the shop has insurance or the store on good faith should make it right.

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Lines in the fine print such as hold harmless statements releasing a shop from theft liability are pretty much useless under judicial scrutiny. They are very much like liability waivers people sign when they bungie jump, skydive, etc. It would be much the same as a doctor having a patient sign a waiver stating that if he screws up and performs the wrong operation, the patient has no claim. They don't hold water other than to intimidate Joe Six-Pack into not following up and simply accepting his unfortunate fate. In fact, they can be seen as "bad faith" business practices and can result in punitive damages being attached in a law suit. Essentially what they've done is used their position as a point of coercive leverage. The customer needs the work done, but since the shop has the perceived power to remedy the situation, they're using this power to coerce the customer into waiving what should be a reasonable expectation of security. In this case, professionalism has requirements that extend to more than just the repair of the bike. They are assuming liability not only for the outcome of the repair, but for the condition and welfare of the real property entrusted to them by the customer until such time that the work is completed. I'd argue this in court in a New York second, and I'd win...SC

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Waiver arn't worth a pinch of ---- they are responsible.This might bring a smile to your face.I read i the paper yesterday that a young bloke was killed when a car hit a motorbike that was reported stolen 2 days earlier .By ( coincadence ) the car that colided? with the bike was owned by the same family ( brother ) of the bloke that owned the stolen bike.Karma maybe,Justice sound like he won't be stealing our bikes soon.

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