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KTM 950 Adventure S

Stolen 2005 KTM 950 Adventure S

Hi Chaps/Chappettes, I am new here – and I feel slightly embarrassed launching into this on what is pretty much my first post. I was.

Stolen 2005 KTM 950 Adventure S (Islington, London)

Hi Chaps/Chappettes,

I am new here – and I feel slightly embarrassed launching into this on what is pretty much my first post. I was recommended to post here as I might get some good advice on possibly recovering my bike.

My bike was stolen Sunday afternoon in Islington/Dalston (N1 4BT).

Its a big, tall, orange and blue KTM Adventure S – with an extra-high custom seat. Its quite distinctive – would appreciate it if anyone spots anything either on the street, or in parts or 2nd-hand sales. Not too many of these 2005 (orange and blue) 950 adventure bikes around.

Shitty end to what was a nice day really.

Despite the fact I am very careful with the bike’s security and sank a chunk of money into quality (Almax) chains, locks and a big cover (itself with locks) for when its at home, I feel like a chump: I managed to tick most of the boxes in how to get your bike stolen – no chain, no alarm, London.

Even when I am out, I chain it up religiously or I don’t let it out of my sight. This afternoon, I was visiting friends – in an area of london I hadnt been before – a bit of a lapse of my security regime – took their kids to the park. was longer than the expected 15 mins – came back and it was gone.

The gutting thing is, apart from the fact there was no theft insurance (premiums were ridiculous – of the order of 40% of the value of the bike), I had spend the past few months adapting it for my size and preparing it for a trip to Portugal (at the end of this month) and Morocco and beyond in the New Year. Those plans are kinda fooked now.

It was datatool tagged – by the first owner – they have been informed. They seem to think that pros dont touch datatagged bikes (I dont know how true that is)

FWIW, it was taken from N1 4BT

Full list of distinguishing features after the photos

This is what she looked like. (no changes to the bike since these pics) (that seat height is probably about 1m)

List of distinguishing features/mods are:

Dent in front header pipe – visible from the front (from before I bought it)

It had the scorpion tyres on that you see in the photos above

Renazco suede rally seat (2.5inch raise)

Hilslamer Rally LongPegs (double the length of normal pegs)

Blackdog Cycleworks Bash Plate

Touratech rear brake guard

Black Touratech folding rear brake pedal

Katoum luggage rack (gunmetal grey)

Oxford Grips with temp control attached to right handguard.

Tripmaster switch attached to left handguard

Green DataTag sticker on the RHS, on the Oil Tank.

KTM 950 Adventure S
KTM 950 Adventure S

Rear Luggage Racks

Black Zip-tie on the left hand fork (to keep track of stroke utilisation on my newly tuned suspension)

Superplush Suspension stickers on the forks and shock (seen above)

Paintwork in pretty good order – apart from some flaking on the corners of the fairings near the dash (kinda have to look close to see that)

Bright Orange rear spring (its a custom-wound 160N spring)

Sidi decal on the right swingarm

All in all, its a pretty difficult bike to miss.

My current theory is that the bike was probably nicked by some opportunistic chavs.

I have never parked there before. It was unattended probably about 2 hours. Despite there was no debris of a broken steering lock, Ive been told by someone who similarly had their adv stolen (Kiwi_Pete) thats not conclusive evidence of it being vanned away.

The only flaw I see in that theory is just how tall the bike is – not too many people could flat-foot that bike.

I have been out looking for it parked up somewhere (Ive heard bikes are often left to ‘cool off’ for a bit – in case they have a tracker) – would appreciate any suggestions of places to concentrate on.

I can be contacted via PM – or on 0751 395 3153

Thanks.


Last edited by mooky; 06-08-08 at 01:14 .

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