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Old 05-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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A lost Harley form Japan tsunami found in canada

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The owner has been found of a Harley-Davidson that drifted to Canada after being swept out to sea in the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

Details from the motorcycle's licence plate helped to locate Ikuo Yokoyama.

According to CBC News, Mr Yokoyama lost his home and three family members in the tsunami.

The shop that sold the motorcycle to Mr Yokoyama is now hoping to ship the Harley-Davidson back to Japan and restore it.

The motorcycle is among the first items in a wave of debris heading to the west coast of North America. Most of the debris is expected to arrive in 2013.

'Unmistakably mine'

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle was discovered by Peter Mark on 18 April on the coast of an island in British Columbia.

Mr Mark said it was caked with "a lot of corrosion, a lot of rust", but that he could see the manufacturer's distinctive logo.

Ikuo Yokoyama told Japanese TV he had bought the bike five years ago The Canadian realised that the bike could be part of the tsunami debris after he noticed that license plate was from Miyagi prefecture, the area hardest-hit by the March 2011 disaster.

Mr Yokoyama's bike was inside a large white container he was using as a storage shed, which eventually washed away, leaving the bike partially buried in sand.



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That's amazing.

At the Smithsonian in San Francisco, there was an exhibit that mentioned a freight line lost its crate, thousands of shoes, and in months arrived all over the nations... some took years to arrive
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Looks like a typical 5 y. o Harley
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The guy probably threw it into the wave to get rid of it!
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now we the truth behind why there is so much spilled oil in the gulf!
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Very cool story, I hope we get to see the progress and restoration online or through the tube.

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It was sitting in storage. I'm sure the oil was gone by the time it hit the water.
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You fuggers. My '05 Sportster has been sitting in the garage since Easter and not even one drop of oil is on the floor, and yes, the oil tank is full
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Bevo mine leaks oil all over. I'm sure Motorcycles Unlimited has a big spot in their shop from where it has been sitting lol.
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