Northern VA Chatter Thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Thanks, she isn't even 2 months old yet.
  2. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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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.
  3. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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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.
  4. TH

    TH There and Here

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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.
  5. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    +1 or the cycle shell keeps it hidden some and can be locked or secured to the ground with bolts.
  6. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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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.
  7. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    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.
  8. dmun

    dmun dmun

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    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.
  9. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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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.
  10. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Typically the first thing these mutts steal before your bike...is the biggest bolt cutter Home Depot or Harbor Freight stocks.
  11. The Evil Twin

    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

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    ^^Yep. Unfortunately. An acquaintance on dcsportbikes.net got 2 bikes stolen from in his condo garage. They were chained together and around a column. The surveillance tape showed it to be less than 2 minutes total.
    I'm sorry to hear this, SW. If you haven't yet, post the flyer you made on .net.
  12. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I did, I posted it all over the web, lol.

    You guys have experience with these?

    http://www.xenasecurity.com/home/current/lock_us/
  13. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    Hey All,

    A very cool Missouri ADVer is swinging into my place to deliver my new GS in a wacky reverse fly & ride. :huh So I'm inviting all local ADV FF's over for Beers and Burgers or BBQ or whatever the hell I decide to make. Date looks like it will be the evening of Dec 1st. Place is my compound in Alexandria. PM me for address/details/dress-code (hint: pants required, HBN).

    See you then. :freaky

    [​IMG]
  14. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Nice 1150. I see you're trying to join the "in" crowd . . . . :lol3













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  15. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Pants?


    Shit...I'm on the fence now
  16. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    better watch for splinters...:lol3
  17. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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  18. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Long timer

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    PWC cops out riding today. Guess I will have to ride to work as well. Hopefully won't all be frozen on the ride home
  19. southwade

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  20. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    YES! I saw that plate about 2 yrs ago and never forgot it. The driver shares my opinion of Rt. 7. That road is truly heinous enough to deserve a license plate insult.