Effing Thieves !!!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Gelandevans, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Gelandevans

    Gelandevans Adventurer

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    I just want to vent a little...
    So yesterday morning somewhere between 7 and 10 am some little bastard walked away with my tankbag. they actually took the time to unzip it from the magnetic base and stole it. :cry
    Luckily (?) it only had breakdown stuff like tools, tubes, compressor, first aid kit etc in it and the bag itself was a little worn, but dammit now I gotta replace it and its not like that stuff would be of any use unless that person rides, which if it was a fellow rider-
    "May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits" !!

    Anyway word of warning fellow riders: The bastards are out there, don't leave anything on your bike!
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  2. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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    That is a shame. I haven't had that experience, but my tool kit is a marvel of functional cheapness. I hope yours was too.
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  3. Kommando

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    Crackheads/Methheads/Kidiots will steal anything and try to sell it. It doesn't necessarily have to be a rider that's doing it. That said, fellow riders steal BIKES all the time.

    Or secure it better if you don't want to take it with you. Lock it to the bike with a PacSafe net, and put an alarm on the bike. Then they're usually more likely to go somewhere else and find easier pickings.
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  4. KoolBreeze

    KoolBreeze Been here awhile

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    this is the reason I'm working on additional hard luggage capacity for my bike. not that anything been stolen yet, but having owned convertibles and bikes for almost my entire adult life it's a fact that if you leave something in less than a hard container fixed in some fashion to something that weighs more than a person can carry more than a foot solo don't "count on it" being there 24/7. all it takes is a stop somewhere and a glance in another direction...

    and don't get me started on pickpockets and other slight of hand artists...
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  5. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Hoping my skill exceeds my horsepower

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    Where are you located and what do you need? I'm sure inmates with extra stuff would be happy to help if you let us know.
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  6. mysticbus

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    I got an extra marsee tank bag you can have if you want.
    It is kinda big about 15" from front to back, kind of a flat bottom. Let me know if it will work for you.

    [​IMG]
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  7. DAKEZ

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    There is a reason they put that zipper on there... And it isn't for the thieves.


    I had a laptop taken out of a backpack strapped to my bike this Summer. Thieving Bastards SUCK!!!

    :bash
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  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    "The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana"
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  9. khager

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    Wow that sucks, too bad you didn't have a live rattlesnake in there.
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  10. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    lol wtf
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  11. mysticbus

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    Wow, I can't even GIVE that tank bag away to a noob!
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  12. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    Maybe a bigger photo would have helped?


    :-)
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  13. DAKEZ

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    :photog
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  14. Maximus64

    Maximus64 Betamus Chingamus

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    Bad deal. I havent had a bag stolen yet but, I took a proactive approach. I bought 1/8" steel cable and crimps at the hardware store. Ran the cable through a nylon loop at the back of the bag and crimped it back on itself. made a loop in the other end and ran it under the seat to a seat post that the front seat snaps down on.
    May not keep it from getting stolen but, thieves are gonna have to work at it. I also don't keep anything of much value in it.
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  15. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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    Don't suppose that thieves might have a knife available do you? How much work would it be to cut that nylon strap ?


    I just don't let the bike out of my sight if I can't take the stuff with me.
    It's really limiting but I'm paranoid for a reason. I'll eat fast food and sit close to the door with a view of the bike etc.
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  16. Handy

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    Meth?
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  17. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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    uh, no. See the title of this thread.
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  18. Handy

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    So you are paranoid because Effing Thieves !!! exist?

    Sounds shitty...
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  19. Maximus64

    Maximus64 Betamus Chingamus

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    Didn't say I had all the answers. If thieves want the bag or bike bad enough they will figure out a way to get them.
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  20. Gelandevans

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    Thanks guys, and thanks for the offer Jeveretts.
    I've been looking at some new hard luggage options (ie lockable) and will definitely secure stuff better in future. Looks like the hardest thing to replace is gonna be the tool kit I had, everything I'm seeing is either crap, comes in a huge case or has junk I don't want to carry.
    What are guys getting for a good compact kit w/ sockets and a few metric wrenches ?
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