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Steve McMahon
04-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Just watched this on the news. A Harley Davidson has been found in a truck box on a beach in a remote part of British Columbia.
I think they are predicting a huge amount of loating debris to hit this summer, with some of the semisubmerged stuff arriving by fall. Millions of tons.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/04/29/bc-tsunami-debris-harley.html

PeterSibley
04-29-2012, 09:51 PM
There are going to be some horrid finds .:(

Steve McMahon
04-29-2012, 09:57 PM
There are going to be some horrid finds .:(

I fear you are correct.

purri
04-29-2012, 10:03 PM
hog fat is preservative eh?

Steve McMahon
04-29-2012, 10:12 PM
hog fat is preservative eh?

From the pictures I saw on the news it looked beyond repair, barnacles on the rims.

purri
04-30-2012, 01:09 AM
But them rims is furrin made!

goodbasil
04-30-2012, 01:59 AM
I think I'll become a beachcomber.

purri
04-30-2012, 05:55 AM
^ better a beachcomber than a "combover drape"...

skuthorp
04-30-2012, 07:56 AM
I should doubt that there'll be much in the way of remains amongst the debris after all this time at sea. Some bones perhaps.
But maybe another rash of feet in sneakers?

moTthediesel
04-30-2012, 08:22 AM
Cool story --- and then I read through some of the comments..

For all our fine Canadian friends, here's my favorite!

I hope that Nick and Jesse can beat Relic to the best stuff.

Somewhere, Bruno Gerussi is smiling...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/CBCbeachcombers.jpg

Tom

Paul Pless
04-30-2012, 08:32 AM
There are going to be some horrid finds .:(

http://www.freewebs.com/godzilla14freak/godzilla.jpg

Steve McMahon
05-01-2012, 03:38 PM
An update. They found the owner in Japan.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/05/01/bc-tsunami-motorcycle-owner.html

Garret
05-01-2012, 03:53 PM
Wow! BC is in Canada? Is it that funny spot between Washington & Alaska?

I realize folks in the US are geographic "morans", but it's good you cleared that up for us!

(wise remarks from a guy who lives north of you ;) )

tigerregis
05-01-2012, 04:51 PM
No, no. If the British hadn't voted against us, "American Columbia" would be ours too. No more nonsense, BC right to the fort at Astoria and everything between the river and the sea. One cannot undo history and the same applies to the Alaskan Panhandle. JJ Astor came after the HBC( founded May 2,1670). Sorry, just laughing at your humourous comment.

Concordia 33
05-01-2012, 04:58 PM
That is a neat story I can't believe it stayed int he container. The container looks insulated so I guess that's why it floated.

wardd
05-01-2012, 05:05 PM
with a little promotion this bike could be a money maker

clean it up start it and great advertisement

goodbasil
05-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Another news release about the owner being found.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/tsunami-motorcycle-owner-located-japan-184848480.html

Very much a lead story on Japanese media.

the_gr8t_waldo
05-01-2012, 06:11 PM
clean it up and it'll be a money maker? well in a world where bagged chicken poop sells, i suppose that a junked harley could sell too

the_gr8t_waldo
05-01-2012, 06:13 PM
clean it up and it'll be a money maker? well in a world where baggedchicken poop sells, i suppose that a junked harley could sell too. probably bring the same price!

fishrswim
05-01-2012, 06:20 PM
I didn't know they made Harleys in Japan.

Gerarddm
05-01-2012, 06:59 PM
I sure would have a geiger counter in hand if I was trolling the west coast beaches for the next couple of years...

bobbys
05-01-2012, 07:26 PM
I would have thought the Original owner could have tracked it down by following the oil slick...

Garret
05-01-2012, 07:37 PM
I would have thought the Original owner could have tracked it down by following the oil slick...

Mean. But funny.... :)

Phillip Allen
05-01-2012, 09:53 PM
I would have thought the Original owner could have tracked it down by following the oil slick...

it would never work... one must top off the oil tank every 40 miles

now Triumphs(sp) seem to produce more oil for ever

Phillip Allen
05-01-2012, 10:00 PM
how come there ain't no pics of this thing?

Steve McMahon
05-01-2012, 10:16 PM
Click on the link in my original post or my follow up post.

PeterSibley
05-01-2012, 10:25 PM
http://www.freewebs.com/godzilla14freak/godzilla.jpg

I was thinking more in the line of sneakers full of bones.

johnw
05-01-2012, 11:07 PM
The odd thing is, he seems to want it back.

Steve McMahon
05-02-2012, 11:53 AM
It appears that HD is going to pay to have it rebuilt in Japan. A major advertising opportunity exploited. It will probably get lots of good press at a very low cost.

skipper68
05-03-2012, 12:26 AM
I like the story. Now they have the owner. IT MADE IT?! Great that they will help the owner. Great PR and compassion.

WX
05-03-2012, 12:36 AM
I'd sell it back to HD and buy a decent bike.

Concordia 33
05-03-2012, 10:08 AM
Makes you wonder what else will drift ashore - I'm waiting for the first house to hit the beach.

Steve McMahon
05-25-2012, 02:22 PM
A little update. The owner has decided to donate the bike to the Harley Museum as a monument to all those who have died.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/05/25/bc-harley-davidson.html