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Old 12-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Lock up your bike!!

I hope this is the right place.... Just a reminder, we all need them now and again.

I bought a bike lock for my motorcycle yesterday. I locked it up when I got home from work about 3:30AM. When I was going out to pick up some milk this morning, at about 11:30am, I noticed strange foot prints by my XL600. I almost didn't buy the lock. There is no reason for anyone's foot prints to be there.



When I was taking pictures, a San Bernadino County sheriff stopped and said I look suspicious and asked why are you taking pictures? I explained it is my bike and the situation. He then informed me that dual sports and dirt bikes are the most stolen type of vehicle in the area. and that thieves are busting locks and chains to get them



I park my bike close the meter guard and lock the handlebars facing the wall. I am going to get a heavy duty chain and a fatty master lock today.

Please lock up your bike(s) if you don't have a garage for storage. I don't even have a fence. I don't want to hear about an inmate's bike getting stolen when it could of been prevented. We love our motorcycles.

Any lock can be broken. it is a matter of time and effort. You have to present to the criminal it is not worth the work and risk.

Ride on!
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Good man, I learned my lesson when my xr250 was stolen. I even have the guys on video doing it but it's still gone.

Now when in questionable neighborhoods I lock up the klr
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Buy a cover as well. It doesn't have to be an expensive cover, just something to help take away the visual temptation. If they can't tell what it is from the street, they just might keep going and not look any further at yours.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Crooks are determined!!

That setup is exactly what I had on my ATV's when they were stolen. The kryptonite cable can be cut easily by bolt cutters. Now when leave my stuff exposed, I use disc brake locks a cable lock and sometimes I will put an additional hoop lock through the rear wheel. The only way it can be moved is if someone picks the whole thing up!.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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I was happy to open this thread and see your bike did NOT get stolen. Theives can all burn in the hottest part of hell for eternity.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Who would steal something with a drum brake?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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I keep my bike covered and locked.... going to get it insured with my FASFA money in January....insurance is probably the best investment when it comes to "security"...lol.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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I got a 2x4 and put some 8 inch nails through it and when I'm doing locking my bike, I bury the piece wood and leave the nails sticking out. I placed it along the side you would mount it from.

am I evil? hope he don't come back or has a tetanus shot
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:08 AM   #10
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I got a 2x4 and put some 8 inch nails through it and when I'm doing locking my bike, I bury the piece wood and leave the nails sticking out. I placed it along the side you would mount it from.

am I evil? hope he don't come back or has a tetanus shot
You might want to reconsider the 2x4 with nails. Speaking from an LEO background, courts have tended to frown on home-made booby traps, especially if they injure some child who may have just been curious for a closer look at your motorcycle.

Even if you "nail" (pun intended) the perpetrator, you might find yourself liable.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:46 AM   #11
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You might want to reconsider the 2x4 with nails. Speaking from an LEO background, courts have tended to frown on home-made booby traps, especially if they injure some child who may have just been curious for a closer look at your motorcycle.

Even if you "nail" (pun intended) the perpetrator, you might find yourself liable.
Yeah dumb idea, I bent all the nails down and threw it away.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #12
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Yeah, you'd hate to get sued by the bike thief.

I used to have a shaped charge under the seat...

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:31 AM   #13
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Yeah, you'd hate to get sued by the bike thief.

I used to have a shaped charge under the seat...

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the cost of constantly putting new seats on the bike changed your mind?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #14
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I got a 2x4 and put some 8 inch nails through it and when I'm doing locking my bike, I bury the piece wood and leave the nails sticking out. I placed it along the side you would mount it from.

am I evil? hope he don't come back or has a tetanus shot
lol, jogged my memory... decades ago, we all had Pioneer Super Tuner under dash stereos screwed underneath our metal dash boards of various muscle/just old cars. High theft rate... one guy at school took single edge industrial razor blades and screwed them to the bottom rear edge of said Super Tuner. Can you guess what happened when the theif grabbed it and YANKED (preferred method to unscrewing) on it to extricate it?
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:51 AM   #15
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That bike isn't very wide, park it inside.
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