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Old 11-17-2012, 08:43 AM   #7951
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That's EXACTLY what I did this summer. Please let Moose Racing know if you haven't already. When I did they said it's the first such report they'd ever had. They bent over backwards to ship me replacements (twice thanks to US Post Office nazis). Moose cares. Let 'em know so they can fix a systemic problem. Thanks. :)
I let them know.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #7952
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:05 AM   #7953
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:04 AM   #7954
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:32 AM   #7955
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My 225 (2003, 5000 miles) was stolen this morning at 6:45 am in Huntington Beach, Ca. My neighbor awoke to some noise and went out to inspect and heard "hurry up, someone's here" in Spanish.. He two hispanics age 20-30 in a red mid 90's toyota pickup with a campershell speeding off. They left a big piece of wood and a 6 ft bike ramp in their hurry.

Let me know if you see parts popping up.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:38 AM   #7956
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wow, that sucks. i'll keep an eye out but i live east, it prolly made a bee line south.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #7957
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I'm in San Diego and will keep my eyes open... Chances are it is in Mexico by now... If I see any parts come up locally I will let you know. Do you know the last six of the VIN by any chance?
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #7958
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Making a XT more secure at P&R?

Sorry to hear about your stolen XT.

It brings up a question. How do you make a motorcycle more secure at a public transit park and ride lot, where it will be sitting in the open for eight hours? Will it fit in one of those big bicycle lockers they rent out?

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #7959
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My 225 (2003, 5000 miles) was stolen this morning at 6:45 am in Huntington Beach, Ca. My neighbor awoke to some noise and went out to inspect and heard "hurry up, someone's here" in Spanish.. He two hispanics age 20-30 in a red mid 90's toyota pickup with a campershell speeding off. They left a big piece of wood and a 6 ft bike ramp in their hurry...
Damn. Sorry to hear. I've got one just like that, the best year. You mind sharing how it was secured, where it was stored so we can learn from what didn't work?

I HATE thieves.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #7960
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Good news, it was recovered a few hours later. A few scratches, but it's all there.

The theives left a large desktop and a 6 ft ramp. They took swab samples for DNA, but told me that it probably won't produce anything. A few hours later, I got a call that said they found the bike behind a liquor store. The CSI told me they swabbed the bike and I was free to go. Upon mounting the bike, I noticed blood on the left handlebar. The CSI said he missed that and swabbed it. If his DNA is in the system or if it comes up in the future, he will have grand theft to deal with. My neighbor saw them both and can identify them.

Half the time, I park it in a very secure area. the other half of the time, it is outside, in what I thought was a secure area, all the way back of our apartment complex. You cannot see it from the street, and only a few people know it's there.

The theives were either regular bike theives or they were tipped off by someone that the bike was there (I'm thinking it was the landscaping crew). They came prepared (with the bike ramp) or they always carry it looking for opportunities.

They made a lot of noise, which made my neighbor check out what was going on. This makes me believe they are not "pros." Also, I don't think pros steal 2003 XT 225's, just saying.

They pushed the bike around another corner to conceal themselves better. From there they loaded the bike. A fork lock/steering lock might have deterred them from pushing the bike. But ultimately, locking the bike to something would have been a better deterrent.

In the OC, bike thefts are common. Four guys, with a pair of 2x4's can lift any bike into a van or truck.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #7961
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Good news, it was recovered a few hours later. A few scratches, but it's all there...
Wow! That's great. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #7962
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The PD tells me that when the fog rolls in like it did the last few days, bike thefts and break-ins occur more often.

They also said they see a lot of bike thefts during the holidays. So lock them down.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #7963
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To jhunt87-this is one place to look up parts but I was surprised at how expensive the rear footrests are.I sent you a PM also. http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...EST/parts.html
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #7964
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Glad to hear you got her back safe!
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #7965
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So where do you guys buy your jets? All the places online I look you either have to buy a huge set or in multiples of 4 of the same size...
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