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Old 11-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #2116
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that blows, so was it outside, inside, locked?
Outside.

Cop told me there's been quite a few bikes stolen lately.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #2117
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Outside.

Cop told me there's been quite a few bikes stolen lately.
do you use a disc lock or anything else to maybe slow them down while they do their nasty work? I worry about mine in a locked garage in DC, use a disc or cable lock on them too, maybe make it tough enough that they give up or make enough noise that someone hears it.

Will keep my eye out if I'm in PG Co
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #2118
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Damn Wade, that sucks! I'll keep an eye out, out here.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #2119
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do you use a disc lock or anything else to maybe slow them down while they do their nasty work? I worry about mine in a locked garage in DC, use a disc or cable lock on them too, maybe make it tough enough that they give up or make enough noise that someone hears it.

Will keep my eye out if I'm in PG Co
I hadn't bought one yet.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #2120
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You just recently acquired that bike too. I wish you the best in recovering and hope that if you do recover it, that it's still in excellent shape.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #2121
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You just recently acquired that bike too. I wish you the best in recovering and hope that if you do recover it, that it's still in excellent shape.
Thanks, she isn't even 2 months old yet.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #2122
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Outside.

Cop told me there's been quite a few bikes stolen lately.
Used to be in the business (ie: as a badge, working plainclothes anti-crime) A frequent MC theft method in the DC area: A rental van or cube truck is used...a driver and a couple of mutts from the hood...they recon, park, grab the bike and toss it in the van/truck and are off. Few "intact" recoveries are made. The market is mostly for good parts sold locally or on the net.

I admit it...I was a serial profiler: 0200 AM in the old days I see a rental or other van/cube truck driving around parking lots, apartment complex, etc...they were going to see some red/blue lights....and it worked a lot.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #2123
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Used to be in the business (ie: as a badge, working plainclothes anti-crime) A frequent MC theft method in the DC area: A rental van or cube truck is used...a driver and a couple of mutts from the hood...they recon, park, grab the bike and toss it in the van/truck and are off. Few "intact" recoveries are made. The market is mostly for good parts sold locally or on the net.

I admit it...I was a serial profiler: 0200 AM in the old days I see a rental or other van/cube truck driving around parking lots, apartment complex, etc...they were going to see some red/blue lights....and it worked a lot.
Oh wow, that was my suspicion... there's been alot of "contractors" around here lately.

Is there any advice you could give me?

Other than "lock it up better next time" haha.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #2124
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I would recommend locking it to something that is way to big to move, or is secure to the ground. Or find a buddy who has a garage and borrow some space.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #2125
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+1 or the cycle shell keeps it hidden some and can be locked or secured to the ground with bolts.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #2126
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+1 or the cycle shell keeps it hidden some and can be locked or secured to the ground with bolts.
Cool http://www.cycleshell.com/
I like that. If they don't catch you getting it out or putting it away, nobody will know what's there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #2127
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Cool http://www.cycleshell.com/
I like that. If they don't catch you getting it out or putting it away, nobody will know what's there.
I've got one, used it for 3 years before renting garage space, it's a great product and did deter a potential theft, they bent the alum rod that runs along the bottom of the shell as they couldn't figure out how to open the clam (its real simple btw) so tried to pry it up. Guess I should be glad they were dumb enough to not simply use a knife to slice it open.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #2128
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Thanks, she isn't even 2 months old yet.
that sucks. had my pickup stolen from my driveway back in Feb. when i replaced it, i made sure to get a lo jack installed in it. if you are lucky enough to get it back, check with your dealer to see if one can be installed. might let you sleep a little easier.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #2129
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Unfortunately, I don't have a garage. I ride (rode) everyday, rain or shine, so I've never bothered with a cover. I can't chain it to anything because, there's nothing to chain it to. So, basically, my security blanket is my insurance. I wish I had a garage. I will be getting an alarm on the next bike though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #2130
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Oh wow, that was my suspicion... there's been alot of "contractors" around here lately.

Is there any advice you could give me?

Other than "lock it up better next time" haha.
Typically the first thing these mutts steal before your bike...is the biggest bolt cutter Home Depot or Harbor Freight stocks.
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