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Tsunami-Swept Harley Found In Canada
| Malcolm Foster
Posted on 05/02/2012 8:19:16 AM PDT by palmer
TOKYO (AP) -- It must have been a wild ride. Japanese media say a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost in last year's tsunami has washed up on a Canadian island about 6,400 kilometers (4,000 miles) away.
The rusted bike was found in a large white container where its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, had kept it. He was located through the license plate number, Fuji TV reported Wednesday.
"This is unmistakably mine. It's miraculous," Yokoyama told Nippon TV when shown photos of the motorcycle.
Yokoyama lost three members of his family in the March 11, 2011, tsunami...
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TOPICS: Canada; Japan; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: harley; rusted
posted on 05/02/2012 8:19:23 AM PDT
Fix it up and send it back to him.
posted on 05/02/2012 8:21:34 AM PDT
If Ted Kennedy had driven a Harley, he’d have been president.
posted on 05/02/2012 8:26:24 AM PDT
(Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
HD should give him a new bike and use this one for advertising. “The Bike That Survived The Tsunami.” Or something along those lines.
they had this on the CBC Vancouver news last night.
the bike looked in pretty rough shape. beyond totaled, soaking in salt water for a year inside a shipping container.
if HD wants it fine, but to me its just junk.
Does it glow in the dark?
Has Wayne Carini bid on it yet?
posted on 05/02/2012 8:48:07 AM PDT
by Liberty Valance
(Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
To: Liberty Valance
Nothing else measures up to a David’son.
posted on 05/02/2012 8:54:07 AM PDT
(~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
From the description, “survived” might be a bit of a stretch...as a useable motorcycle, anyway. As a rather sad museum piece, it’d probably work.
“Yokayama-san, we’re sorry for the loss of your family last year. But, uh, we found your Hog! Sort of...”
posted on 05/02/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT
("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
It left before the radiation leak.
Cool. The first Harley to cross the ocean without a ship or a plane. That is one long trip and it made it.
posted on 05/02/2012 9:14:46 AM PDT
by Jack Burton007
(This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
It's a soft tail model. The quality of the pictures wasn't good enough to pick out the year and specific model.
posted on 05/02/2012 9:19:34 AM PDT
HD should give him a new bike and use this one for advertising. The Bike That Survived The Tsunami.
Great idea. Harley Davidson would pull a win with that one.
posted on 05/02/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT
(Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
To: Jack Burton007
Well I did see a HD on the lake the other day, guy made it into a go-devil type motor.Sounded prety cool on takeoff too.
posted on 05/02/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT
(Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
I first read this as "Tsunami Swept Hurley..."
posted on 05/02/2012 6:00:41 PM PDT
("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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