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Tsunami bike is now displayed at Harley museum


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A Harley-Davison motorcycle that drifted 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean after the tsunami in Japan is now on display at the company's museum in Milwaukee.

The 2004 Softail Night Train bike was found after it washed ashore in an insulated cargo container on a remote beach on British Columbia's Graham Island. The motorcycle still had its Japanese license plate which was traced to its owner Ikuo Yokoyama, who had lost three relatives and his home in the tsunami.

The museum says Yokoyama insisted it being displayed rather than refurbished as a memorial to the tragedy that claimed more than 15,000 lives.

The bike is in fragile condition and will be on display through at least next summer.

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