Rants Remembering my CBF125 (update: and Hyo GA125)

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Was going to post a thread this week about my bike to share - I intended on taking some more pictures of it today but that’s been took away from me.

Looked out of my window last night to see our back fence lifted up - ran out as fast as I could and found my bike gone.

Absolutely devastated about this, it’s my first bike and I intended on keeping it for many years for the memory. Had my first accident on it, learnt how to maintain and repair bikes and got a taste of freedom - gone (unless it turns up - unlikely) but definitely won’t forget about it.

For those interested in the details, it’s a Honda CBF 125 with front fairings removed to make it naked and the headlight replaced with a WRX one iirc. It wasn’t much but it was a great introduction to the world of biking.

Here’s some photos:
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The worst bit is it had a full tank of fuel, new indicators and a new tyre. :(
 
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Really crappy world we live in. I was never into learning about bikes or anything, but I used to love riding them when I was younger, I had a total of 4 dirtbikes, 3 of which were ultimately stolen in a similar situation to yours. My dad also had his taken from our garden on the one night we didn't chain it up. Looks a really nice bike though, shame some unfortunate assh**e had to take it.
 

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What a beauty.

 

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I was never into learning about bikes or anything, but I used to love riding them when I was younger, I had a total of 4 dirtbikes, 3 of which were ultimately stolen in a similar situation to yours.
Same, I didn't really love them until I got on one for the first time. It wouldn't be so annoying but dealing with insurance takes up so much time :sad:

What a beauty.

Was set to do a lot of work to it this month and have it looking great before the MOT, somehow don't think that'll happen now as the bike will either be in a ditch rotting or getting crushed by then :(
 

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Same, I didn't really love them until I got on one for the first time. It wouldn't be so annoying but dealing with insurance takes up so much time :sad:


Was set to do a lot of work to it this month and have it looking great before the MOT, somehow don't think that'll happen now as the bike will either be in a ditch rotting or getting crushed by then :sad:
Yeah I was young so I didn't have to do none of that, just take it on the field and avoid cops.
 

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Same, I didn't really love them until I got on one for the first time. It wouldn't be so annoying but dealing with insurance takes up so much time :sad:


Was set to do a lot of work to it this month and have it looking great before the MOT, somehow don't think that'll happen now as the bike will either be in a ditch rotting or getting crushed by then :sad:
Don't people steal bikes to sell them? I guess they'd have to switch the plates so that it doesn't get located by the police.
 

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Dang, so sad to see that people do this often and get away with it most the time.
 

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Don't people steal bikes to sell them? I guess they'd have to switch the plates so that it doesn't get located by the police.
Impression I was given by the people in my area is that it was stolen to ride, it's not too uncommon seeing people on bikes without helmet + plates in my area.

Dang, so sad to see that people do this often and get away with it most the time.
Might get away with it but their life is pretty shit if they're going to that much effort for money/fun so I guess that makes up for it.
 

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Impression I was given by the people in my area is that it was stolen to ride, it's not too uncommon seeing people on bikes without helmet + plates in my area.


Might get away with it but their life is pretty shit if they're going to that much effort for money/fun so I guess that makes up for it.
It'll catch up to them, they'll do one bad crime and that one bad crime will compensate for all the others.
 

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Part 2 coming soon, it’s got so much worse now..
 

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As promised, more keeps coming...

Woke up one morning to my Mum telling me her bike had been stolen too, while she was at work using it. She had been trailed out of my town and in to the countryside and then as soon as she went out of view - they pulled up, broke the locks, kickstarted it and rode it away.

Some CCTV pics of it happening:
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While helping a friend move yesterday I saw a black cruiser with 2 riders without helmets, had a feeling but wasn't 100% sure and was somewhat preoccupied so didn't do anything.

Then today on the way back from the shop with my family, we saw the bike again coming towards us on the road and got a better look and had my suspicions confirmed. They have repainted it black (an awful job at that), put new '11 plates on (it wouldn't pass for an '11), no L plates, Hyosung written on the back and only 1/2 of the riders wearing a helmet. Walked in to road to get a closer look but didn't act as he had a helmet on today 👀

It's now reported to the police and I'm waiting at the moment to see it again, if I do - I'll probably be repossessing a bike.. Hopefully.

I wish life would just give me a break honestly...

Also, a picture of both our bikes:
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Final update: neither bikes have turned up, haven't seen mums again so I'm presuming they're both off of the road now.

My insurance company finally decided to pay out and offered me £190 - which is not enough for even a pushbike and I'd have to pay them for the remaining duration of my contract (10 months x 66GBP) and have all my insurance prices affected in the future... Told them where to shove it.

End result is I'm now in a lot of debt with thousands of pounds worth of useless equipment, a cbt certificate, no transport at all and barely enough energy to get up each morning.

Oh, at the same time I've also been losing insane amounts of weight (dropped from a L/XL to a S/M) which means I'm having to completely re-buy my wardrobe - good timing or what?...

In summary; fucked 🤷‍♀️
 

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Just about managed to forget about it all and move on, but can't have it all. Hadn't seen the Hyosung since September - kind of hoped it was in a ditch but I was wrong.

On the 2nd, went out to the supermarket for some stuff and took the longer route home - saw it coming towards us and then decided to park at his house (confirmed by someone in the area). Called police and waited around the corner while they did a search in the area, but couldn't find him.

Next day (3rd), went out to meet a friend and go to the gym. Personally - after having the police knock on my door, I probably wouldn't go out and ride on it the next day at the same time - but these are braindead chavs.

Heard it approaching behind me, called my friend so he could cut them off and then phoned the police. Friend saw them steal gas and then they started doing circles around our village - all while police were out following them.

Sadly, it hasn't been retrieved as of yet - but the police know who's riding it and have sent out the off-road team today to do some digging.

The icing on the cake is that it'll cost £200+ to retrieve it if they do get it back, the bike really isn't worth enough for it to be worthwhile and it wouldn't be deemed road safe so it'd need more work doing than it's worth. If they do catch him, it's unlikely much will come of it other than him getting a temp / perm driving ban - which I don't think he's really bothered about.
 

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Say cheese...

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Thanks to my friend who I was meeting, managed to get heaps of photos, videos and live photos of them. I've got rough address + evidence, police have got name and likely address - not ideal eh.
 

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Say cheese...

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Thanks to my friend who I was meeting, managed to get heaps of photos, videos and live photos of them. I've got rough address + evidence, police have got name and likely address - not ideal eh.
Yikes, best of luck mate.
 
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