The REBIRTH - Recovered my Stolen Street - Harley Davidson Street Forum - Street 500 and 750
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post #1 of 10 Old 12-07-2016, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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The REBIRTH - Recovered my Stolen Street

Firstly, though, it's great to see the forum still going strong..!




Long, painful rebuild incoming....

Hadn't posted in over a year, as I had loaned my Street to my Bro, who had just got his LAMS licence(Restricted) and I rode various others for the year.
Long story but essentially, his mate had stolen it, tried to disguise it by painting parts, and cutting wiring, hotwired it, ripped wires from everywhere, then left it under his sister's car port, semi exposed to the elements...
how she looked(just before I fitted forward controls)


Last big ride on her with the Ulysses crew



How I got her back


Was absolutely devastated...

even placed an ad on the HDstreet FB page, as I was going to part it out or something..
Posted it on gumtree, and had a guy come around, offer me $2k for it, non running, and man was I tempted...

anyhow, long story short, thinking about keeping, and slowly getting her back to it's former glory.
Made progress and will upload more pics tomorrow



Link to my previous build thread
https://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/...saying-hi.html
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Glad you got the bike back, a real shame what happened to you. It looks to be mostly complete, my vote would be to repair her. A perfect opportunity for customization

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A sad sight for sure. If those are your original keys that still fit into the fuel cap on the tank, you are already half way home in restoration. On the other hand you now have a project bike that represents a blank canvas (not a blank cheque!) so that you can over time design the Street the way that you want it. This may be the first turbo Street down under, only time will tell.
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Thanks guys,
I'm out in the shed everyday, trying to restore her to it's former glory.
Will post pics when I can
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Sorry to have heard about your troubles. I hope you get it rebuilt. I have appreciated your posts and would hate to lose you on the forum. I wrecked my first bike and let the dealer rebuilt it, while I recuperated, and now wish I would have done it myself. I think during my recovery, I wasn't making the best decisions, LOL.
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thanks for the kind words, mate...!
And I can feel your pain....

So, here is how I unloaded her from the van when I got home




All the pins in the barrel of the ignition were bent(but thank the gods, all there), both switchblocks were ripped from the wiring harness, the injection was removed from the engine(without loosening the clamps, which are all stretched/bent and some minor damage to the rubber intake manifolds, Rear guard had some of dodgy brothers 'metal patch' on the underside, The Screamin' Eagle exhaust I bought new, was gutted, the end cap bolts cross threaded, will show pics later, the bars were a mess, tank was painted olive drab green and was yanked off the bike, earth strap broken and the above high pressure line from the tank, is stressed and leaks.
So much more to list

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Sounds like their tool choices were limited to a Prybar, a Ball Peen and a Butcher's Knife.
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pretty much, mate....

/sad
Progress today.

Will post pics when I can

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This was the 'repair' by the previous 'owner', on the inner rear guard..Will replace the unit rather than waste time on this piece..

Tho I did spray a light matte black over the outer side



Put the cowl back(after rewiring the ignition) on to see if it had grown on me




My bro in law and I starting on the wiring.
Have sourced a 2015 Street for wreck on Ebay, and I am trying to get a big order of it's parts.
Controls/switch blocks, exhaust, air cleaner, rear guard, tank, and a few other odds.
Would make things a lot easier

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One thing you have on your side Zowie is time, so you can make good use of it. Another project to watch unfold in gripping instalments.
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