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This is actually a pretty cool story. I'll copy the text for those who would rather not visit external site:

A Harley That Washed Up In Canada Will Be Returned To Japanese Tsunami Survivor

Here's some news that will brighten your day. While strolling the sands of British Columbia's Haida Gwaii Islands, a beachcomber named Peter Mark recently found a Harley Davidson swept away in the Japan tsunami last March. He had no idea what had happened to the person it belonged to. But the story has a happy ending—the owner of the bike has been identified. And he's alive

After learning of the found hog, Harley used its VIN number to track down 29-year-old Ikuo Yokoyama, a resident of Miyagi Prefecture, the area hit hardest by the tsunami. The company is now arranging to ship the motorcycle, which save for some corrosion from the ocean is still completely intact, back home to Japan.

As a result of the disaster, 11,000 people in that region were reported dead or missing. Among them were three members of Yokoyama's family. Sadly, he also lost his home, and he's still living in temporary housing, so the miraculous return of his Harley is a welcome reprieve.

The story of the lost Harley is unbelievable, and it might just be the first of its kind. There were about five million tons of debris washed into the sea as a result of the storm. Hopefully that means more belongings will be restored to their owners. [CBC]

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At least this Harley actually has a pretty good reason for being a rusty broke down POS. So what’s the excuse for the rest of the HD’s out there? :D

****!n-A...wouldn't you know my HERO MEMBER status was achieved with a post talking trash about HD's...how very fitting!! 8)

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loismustdie said:
Very very Sad story......guy was probably going to use the insurance money to buy a Stryker.......now he's stuck with the HD
Yea- I would be pissed
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