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post #1 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Lost Wallet

About a year ago my friend and I went on a ride in the N.Ga. mountains. We stopped at a restaurant on Lake Burton. After that we headed to Clayton on the way back to his house in Franklin N.C.. Stopping for gas he noticed his wallet was missing. He rode all the way back to the restaurant to see if any one found it. No luck. Just yesterday he was installing his Eastern Beaver headlight relay and cut off switch and decided to remove the fairing to do a neat job running the wires. Guess what fell on the floor ? Yup, his wallet. Imagine how lucky that was after riding countless miles on street and dirt. Over $200 cash was still there. I call that a good day of working on your bike!

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 08:01 AM
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Over $200 cash was still there. I call that a good day of working on your bike!
Probably safer than the banks.

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post #3 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 10:06 AM
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Wow thats a lucky break. I imagine he had already cancelled all his CC's etc.

Tell him to go buy a lottery ticket.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 10:55 AM
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Strange that it fell down in there and never fell out.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 11:57 AM
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found wallet

i found a dead bird in my fairing !!!!:bom_angel:
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 12:10 PM
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Sometimes luck is with you.

Last week, a friend of mine drove away from a parking spot, with his wallet on the roof of his car. It fell onto a busy Toronto street with two lanes of traffic in each direction. About an hour later, he noticed the loss, and returned to the site. I joined him there. By the curb we found his driver license, an identification card, his credit/ATM card, his Chucky Cheese photo-id, and a somewhat tattered business card he recognized. We reckoned the wallet had been run over countless times and destroyed, along with the rest of the contents.

In case some ID cards had survived, even damaged, we made and put up signs asking finders to call him for a reward. The signs bore no fruit, but the wallet was actually found, almost intact, with its contents in good condition, including all the cash. The finder was an honest man and called my friend, who insisted on delivering a reward of cash and wine.

It seems that he lost nothing, and some of those ID
cards were precious and very troublesome to replace.

No, I do not think he bought a lottery ticket.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 01:02 PM
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I have lost stuff before, always due to absentmindedness, I do a lot of business errands, site inspections, etc in my land use consulting business, a couple times I have just laid my back pack on the back of my bike continued to do other tasks then when done, get on my bike and ride away without bungeeing my back pack down ( I have never had a bungee net failure, I always double up with 2 different color nets to make easier to untangle

twice I lost the same backpack on my SV, when I realized I lost it, I backtracked to the last point I remember having it, both times, it was turned into PD, by time I got home I had a phone call

another time, last spring, I was picking up bike from service at dealer, and realized that it didn't have annual inspection (not overdue) so before I left, I got my registration out from under seat, they handed it back, seat was back on, so momentarily I set it down resting on my caribou rack between the seat and side case and in front of the turn signal stalk then I got sidetracked in conversation with the mechanic the symptoms of this cancer my V-strom has were beginning to resurface

I rode way , the next day I had my seat off for one reason or another, I noticed no plastic baggie with registration, insurance card, emergency cash (iirc at he time about $35 US and $40 CD)

then I remembered, the last place I could place seeing it saw just resting on the side case, with maybe the weight of the sidecase handle weighting it down

Iwent back to dealer , no one found it, I looked, when home to figger what replacement procedure is, registration is a nightmare, insurance card is easy, they send ya extra cards to begin with

before I got too far into the process, I got a phone call, a guy about halfway betrween dealer and my house sells used farm equipment on craigs list, he was walking on a field road about 300 feet away from the street I would have been on. to show someone a Sh!t spredder, and they found it, everything intact

a couple of times also, I have forgot to bring my wallet, one time on vacation at tail of dragon, home base was "The ridge" iirc just a couple miles away from Santeetla ? gap at begining of Cherohala, I looked at my trip meter ( on my SV650) and decided to head straight to Telleco Plains instead of back to Robbinsville to get gas first, I had easy enuf to get to Telleco Plains even though I may have a flashing fuel light when I got there

sure enuf, it started flashing about 15 miles before I got to the gas station, then I go to pull out my wallet for my credit card I had $1.21 in pocket change in my pocket, I got about .4 gal of fuel then headed back it barely stopped the fuel light from flashing till I got to eh first corner, not long before the flashing light turned to solid warning light .

Somehow I made it to NC line, down hill form there, I coasted for miles all the way back I only had to start the engine twice, I made it back without running out (thats when I started carrying emergency money in with my registrations )

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 01:40 PM
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Sounds like Randyo is a candidate for JCwhitless top box and bugger those sticking bungees he forgets to use. Even an unlocked top box lid is held closed by the wind.
I'd not want to leave my stuff to chance that often.
I left my Widder vest at a restaurant onest and luckily it was there the next time I passed through the area months later. Nice honest folks!
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 01:46 PM
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I got one of those JCW top boxes, it was on a XV920R that I bought for parts, although I might consider it for 2up, it has a backrest past for a pillon, it is huge, and doesn't hold a pizza level , balancing on the tank works better for me

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extra cash stash +1

I once stopped at a mom and pop quickstop in the middle of nowhere, pulled up to the pump, pumped my fuel then proceeded in to pay. After having every card I had denied the owner was not impressed, vision of ID theft were racing in my mined. I had no cash, just a tattered check that for some reason was in my wallet. When I started to fill out the check the owner gave me the "you gotta be kidding me look", (she just tried to run every card I had). After agreeing to pay huge penalty's and dropping names of locals I knew in the area the owner reluctantly took the check. I raced straight home to the ATM and found all cards to be in order. My guess is that there machine wasn't working correctly. I now keep a stash on the bike.

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