New motorcycle theft technique

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by bobafet, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. bobafet

    bobafet Boba Fett

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    OK, I have never posted anything before, but this is worth letting everyone know about. I did a quick search to see it this has been happening and nothing came up so I am assuming it’s new. If this is 205, my apologies. Also I likely have this posted in the wrong place so hopefully the mods will shift it to the proper spot for best viewing.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    My daughter witnessed an on-road motorcycle theft today in Mobile. She came across a rider who flagged her down. When she stopped he told her to call the cops because two dudes had just run him off the road and were in the process of stealing his bike. Sure enough she looked and one of the guys was furiously trying to get the bike started. Just as soon as it fired he was off like a shot on the bike and the other dude was in the car and gone. The rider and some other guy (came up just after my daughter got there) tried to follow the stolen bike and she lost sight of them after the bike thief whipped a 180 and then took off away from the scene. <o:p></o:p>
    I have not heard of this before and I don’t know if it is a local thing, but be on the lookout (as if we didn’t already have enough to watch for with all the morons on the road) just in case. If you see a cager coming up alongside you quick, gas it and get out of there. <o:p></o:p>
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  2. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    Too hard to read sorry. Black print on a dark grey background not a good idea.
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  3. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Probably best posted in Perfect Line.

    Couldn't read the post...black letters on gray background.
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  4. bscman

    bscman Been here awhile

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    Highlight it with your curser.

    Sounds like a carjacking to me...well, err...bikejacking.
    Running someone off the road is just plain nuts. Hard to steal a bike that's been ridden into a guardrail and totalled.

    Think about how vulnerable you are on a bike, stuck in traffic, waiting on a red (the keeps ignoring your existence). You get lazy, bike in neutral, stretching your back, cussing the cross-traffic.
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  5. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Too much trouble with these iSomethings.
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  6. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Then how did you get 115 on your odo?
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  7. spntshell

    spntshell What! Where??!

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    WOW that is messed up! Thanks I will be watching my close space frome here on out. What area did this happen in? Oh and by the way I could read it just fine, I guess the others are color blind, that does happen:nod I have selective hearing or so my wife tells me.....
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  8. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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  9. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    I don't know that I'd call this "new," that's a carjacking--er, bikejacking. Clumsy one at that too.

    Why not wait until the rider's at a stop sign/light and then nudge the tire? Then everyone dismounts for the "accident," oops--now it's a robbery! Non-wrecked bikes are mo' bett'a than wrecked ones, ya know?
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  10. bobafet

    bobafet Boba Fett

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    OK, nothing original. Only comments to others posts.
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  11. bobafet

    bobafet Boba Fett

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  12. Dcc46

    Dcc46 Been here awhile

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    Just another reason to exercise your second amendment and carry a gun.
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  13. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    I bet they wouldn't have been succesful with the bike-jacking if this rider was packing.
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  14. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    That sux, fooking idiot thieves. That's why I ride this:

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    Man, don't you wish? I'd go broke buying ammo, though. Sometimes I think it's time to thin the herd.

    I KNOW this has been discussed on this forum - but where would you carry a pistol in your riding gear that would be accessible quickly enough to have prevented something like this happening? In a shoulder holster, so that the thieves could see it and say OH NO, this guy's armed, let's look for someone else to rob! Seriously, I don't think being armed (short of hard-mounted machine guns) is a workable solution, you just couldn't get to it fast enough. Then, of course, there's always the chance that the ferking thieves are armed as well, a shoot-out happens, and you get kilt instead of just losing your bike. Just sayin...

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  15. Cerberus83

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    This is so weird...

    I'm planning a solo 6K miles trip this summer and my dad told me last weekend that he's worried that someone might "hit me on my head while riding and steal my bike or something similar and/or worse" :eek1
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  16. Kommando

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    'Sounds like a good opportunity for a new product to come up with.
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  17. DirtReeper

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    KLR tank vest with a MOLLE holster attached to it would be a good option, or a drop leg holster similar to what us Army type guys used when I was in :evil or you could ride a KLR, not much of a theft market what with that high dollar milk crate top box I have :D
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  18. rgoers

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    That's my *second* line of defense. My first line of defense is riding a dual sport! I'll take any excuse to hit the dirt... even if it's some would-be bike-jacker. :D Ammo is just getting too expensive for me to want to waste it on some dirtbag thief... unless I feared for my life, of course. In that case, they'd be found dying of acute lead poisoning.
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  19. Bar None

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    [QUOTE
    I KNOW this has been discussed on this forum - but where would you carry a pistol in your riding gear that would be accessible quickly enough to have prevented something like this happening? In a shoulder holster, so that the thieves could see it and say OH NO, this guy's armed, let's look for someone else to rob! Seriously, I don't think being armed (short of hard-mounted machine guns) is a workable solution, you just couldn't get to it fast enough. Then, of course, there's always the chance that the ferking thieves are armed as well, a shoot-out happens, and you get kilt instead of just losing your bike. Just sayin...

    Doug[/QUOTE]
    Doug,
    Quit trying to be realistic.
    After they knock me off my bike and while I am rolling in the dirt, I pull my pistol out of my holster and start blasting away. I double tap them outlaws and justice is served. Then me and Tonto ride off in the sunset just like in the movies.
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  20. rgoers

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    Jackets with "hat pockets" are very nice, if you have the right gun. If you're carrying a brick, then forget it.

    I would assume the guy got run off the road, stopped (or crashed) and THEN the thugs approached. Anyone who carries should be able to get at their weapon in a situation like that. I would think the act of running you off the road would fit the description "aggrivated" and taking your bike would be "robbery" so in many states, that's "aggrivated robbery". Again, in many states deadly force can be used to stop such a crime, even if you're not actually "fearing for your life". YMMV
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