Andy Tiernan Classicsest.1972 - Dealer in British Motorcycles
Below are details of classic motorcycles that we have been advised have been stolen
Any help or information that may lead to the recovery of any of these machines would be much appreciated by the respective parties
Please note that the information given below comes from people who inform us of these thefts. We copy this information to this page strictly in good faith. We do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for content or accuracy. Furthermore, if any rewards are offered, they are NOT OFFERED BY US, but by the parties listed below, so please contact the appropriate parties directly, to satisfy yourself as to the validity of any rewards.
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Stolen from Burstall, Ipswich, Suffolk
Just to let you know in case you’re offered it, I had my 1955 Dot off-road bike stolen from my locked garage in the early hours of yesterday, Friday 9 June. Please let me know on 01473 652494 or by reply to this email if anything comes to light. The Suffolk Police Crime Number is 37/40898/17. Investigating Officer is Matthew Thomas.
Frame number is H550236, engine is a Villiers 8e 197cc, gearbox is 4-speed, carb Villiers. The Earls pattern forks in the photos have been changed for better ones of the same pattern since the photos were taken, as have the front dampers (which now have chromed shrouds) and the front mudguard (which is still plain aluminium but reaches slightly further forward than the one depicted). The frame is rough-painted red, the forks are black, the fuel tank is stripped steel showing application of old filler. There is no indication that it is a Dot except for a hand-painted picture of a bikini-clad lady on the back mudguard and the name “Dorothy”............. I guess that counts as a distinguishing feature, although it is easily changed perhaps? The front wheel is probably unique being a 19” rather than the 21” usually fitted to the trials model of that age. The front tyre is a new-old-stock Avon Gripster.
With my best regards,
Stolen from Buston, Derbyshire
Stolen from Palace Hotel Buxton car park at the AOMCC LDR event, 26th April.
1958 Ariel Export Huntmaster Reg No VOV 449 finished in Black.
Frame no. CAPR 11728; Engine No HCS CNLF 5175
Front wheel stainless rim and spokes fitted with 'Lew Wallwork' 2LS hydraulic brake
Rear wheel stainless rim and spokes
Petrol tank black with white lining which is slightly non-standard at the front.
Seat is Black, by Martin Emery, thicker than usual padding and with slight tear at front.
Craven rear carrier with pannier fittings, and strengthening struts to the pillion rest fitting.
Front mudguard non valanced earlier type.
Rear mudguard BSA flash type, non detachable rear portion.
Fitted small triangular flashing indicators, fitted on bespoke stainless hollow headlamp bolts at front, and drilled No plate valances at rear. Controlled by 'Mini' unit mounted under nearside headlamp cowl.
'Mini' size oil filter fitted behind the gear box using Goodrich hoses and bespoke plated copper pipes.
Unusual early Siamese exhaust pipes crossing at high level behind front down tubes. The condition of these pipes is 'well worn' with brazed patch at lower front bend. The silencer is Ariel club supplied Burgess with usual loose baffle. 'Kick to rattle!'
No side stand, centre stand 'getting tired.'
Fitted with K-tec electronic regulator mounted between toolbox and oil tank. Also in this position are a pack with spare advance-retard, tube, cables, bulbs etc.
The magneto is K2F BSA type with screwed end cap, the manual adjuster stopped by a screw, this has markings identifiable by Merv.
Dynamo is 12 volt converted, with SRM belt drive.
Also galvanized single bike, large wheel trailer with loading ramp held by bungee, spare wheel fitted below front of drawbar. Distinct neat welded repair at one mudguard fixing point. GT Towing stickers.
Anyone coming across bike, trailer or parts please contact me, Mike Macdonald on 01920 466237 or email email@example.com
Or Buxton police station, crime No 17000174521, email Andrew.Crosthwaite.firstname.lastname@example.org
Stolen from Stockton on Tees in November 2015
Hi Andy,I've enjoyed your site and bikes for,years now . I had a lovely old 1931 Magnat Debon 98cc motorcycle stolen in November 2015 ! I'm gutted as I'd just got it going and ready for the road for my 17 year old sons birthday. It just needed registering. The frame number is 179294 , I hope you can post this and beat the thieving low life's that make hardworking peoples lives a misery. All the best Andy for the new year, Kevin.
If you can help, please telephone Kevin on 07710 563909.
Four motorcycles stolen in Sweden on or around 17th June 2015.
Here are the frame and engine numbers of the stolen bikes:
AJS 500 sv frame 132542 engine R9-132542
Bianchi frame and engine 73827
Dunelt frame 412 engine MH 202
Triumph frame 811989 engine 130777
If you can help please contact Christian Willer.
Email: - C.email@example.com
Telephone number: - +49 151 1662 7002
Hello, my name is Philip Tober, I'm from the city of Rostock in the North East of Germany. Some time during the last week my Norton 16H WD was stolen. Rob van den Brink has kindly put it on the front page of his homepage ( http://www.wdnorton.nl/ )
Please let me know if this bike is offered for sale to you in the future or if any other details of its whereabouts become known.
engine number is W10932
frame number is W42625
If you can help Philip, his email address is: - phlptober'at'googlemail.com
Rover Motor Cycle
1917 Rover Motorcycle 500cc / 3.5hp
Frame No. 43939 Engine No. 7554
(Although these might have been changed)
Tank Colour : Black with gold & red stripes
Leather Chain, horn with no rubber
The motor bike is registered with the DVLA but the bike did not
have the registration number on it. So, if the thief wants to use it, he will have to
get an age related number to use it, before which he will have to get a club to
confirm its age and model.
Also Stolen : Rover Bicycle 1905
Black , leather saddle and 1960's rubber pedals.
Please Telephone 01223 290 990
or fax 01223 291 911
Or Telephone Cambridge Police 01223 358 966 (Ref 65721)
Someone stole my fathers 1937 350cc AJS from his garage in Northallerton, North Yorkshire on the night of 1st July 2013. Frame number 5766 engine number 37/16 4799S , it was in un restored condition but complete, it had a pair of matchless telescopic front forks on , if any one has any info regarding this bike please contact me on 07836 584037, it was a birthday present to him from his brother in 1946.
Email: - Andrew.Wade@agrovista.co.uk
Hey everyone a very old motorcycle was stolen last night from our house in cromane co Kerry,this is a very rare bike and I believe it's the only one in the country it's a 1934 BSA blue star 500 black in colour with a chrome flue tank, reg: IN 3090. if anybody sees or hears anything in relation to it I would appreciate it if they would contact me. On 0876600001 or 0872630326 or 0669769220
These bikes were stolen from their Hertford base on or about 27th February 2013
Police crime number: - A1/13/488
Thanks for your help this morning. The details of my stolen bikes are as follows:-
1940 Royal Enfield flying flea registration number EFD 854
1930 Rayleigh TM7527 298 cc s/v
1950 BSA Bantam JSJ 819 rigid D1.
Thanks also for your offer to place them on your stolen list of bikes.
From one enthusiast to another.
Email: - R ARMSTRONG <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 15th March 2012 two vintage Moto Guzzi motorcycles have been stolen from our automotive museum, Museo dell'Automobile di San Martino in Rio (Reggio Emilia), Italy.
The two motorbikes' models are:
Moto Guzzi 500TT year of first registration: 1226. Frame number: C10TT. Engine number C271.
Moto Guzzi 250SS. Frame number: D391. Engine number: 369.
The two vehicles are historically very valuable. The thieves knew what they were looking for and in spite of our alarms and our prompt intervention, they had time to run away.
Should you find out anything about these vehicles, please contact:
Mr. Cesare Lupatelli, Museo dell'Automobile di San Martino in Rio Via Barbieri 12, 42018 San Martino in Rio (Reggio Emilia), ITALY.
Telephone: - +39 0522 636133
Mobile: - +39 349 1535841
Email: - email@example.com
Above is the Moto Guzz1 500TT & its frame number
Above is the Moto Guzz1 250SS & its frame number
Stolen on Thursday 16/02/2012 or Friday 17/02/2012 from Stowmarket in Suffolk. 1950 Brockhouse Corgi Mk.2. in standard colours of black & maroon.
Frame Number: - 13449
Engine Number: - MK2 W22370
If you can help please contact Brian on 01449 613499
Dated 15 January 2012
Please can you keep eyes and ears open and let me know if you suspect anything concerning motorcycles stolen from my garage last week. The theft took place between Monday 09/01/2012 & Tuesday 10/01/2012.
1962 TR20 tiger cub blue/white tank engine/frame tr20 85235
Above - 1967 Cotton scrambler, Starmaker engine frame no.S668. Dark blue tank with light blue frame.
Above - 1976 Yamaha DT 250 yellow/white LLH727P engine/frame 906 - now recovered
A reward will be given for recovery, please contact me 01256882100. Those of you who have had the same treatment will know it leaves you totally gutted and sickened.
Many thanks to all
Dated 18 November 2011
I would like to alert you to my stolen motorcycle, a 1961 model Triumph Bonneville, pictured below. It was stolen on 12th November in Solihull, probably by someone who had planned the theft very carefully.
Engine/ frame numbers are D7977, reg no 246XUS. I realise that if it is offered in the UK the numbers will have been modified or donor frame/ cases used. However it is possible to identify the bike from unique but invisible information.
Visible modifications include electronic ignition, twin leading shoe front brake, remote oil filter, 12V electrics and a Lucas halogen (old mini) headlight, but all of these can be changed. The silver/ blue paintwork has a smooth lacquer finish over the coachlining.
I will greatly appreciate your being aware of this if you see or hear of such a bike appearing or being offered, even if it is quite some time in the future. You can expect a very credible story to come with it, but it won't have the invoices for the massive amount of work done to bring it to as new showroom condition.
You can contact me or the Solihull Police if you have any suspicions. Also I am happy to travel anywhere to view (discretely) all 1961 Bonnevilles that come in or are offered.
A reward of £2500 is offered for the return of the bike and £1000 for information leading to conviction of the the thief, who I can describe.
Please print and keep this email.
Thank you for your help.
0121 733 1640
UPDATE - 08/07/2015
The thief of the this Triumph Bonneville has been caught & prosecuted. Unfortunately the bike has not been recovered, so please keep a look out, as it is still out there!
Call for details:01728 724321 - Or email:firstname.lastname@example.org