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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Was your bike locked??

For those of you that have gotten bikes stolen, were they locked beyond the steering/ignition lock. I am kinda paranoid about leaving my bike out at night. (I live in Wilmington Ca which is not the nicest neighborhood) I usually run a Kryptonite U-Lock and cable through the swingarm and rim and lock it but it could still be picked up and loaded onto a truck.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 01:15 PM
 
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IF someone wants your bike bad enough they will take it. thats how i look at it.
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Wilmington, eh?

I had an 03 RR stolen from Torrance, no lock. It was caught on a security cam. 4 guys just lifted it in to a pickup truck.

5 months later, I had another 03 RR stolen from Long Beach, in a carport, under lock and chain (The ~$130 Kryptonite one). Lock was shattered, bike was gone.

So... locks don't matter much. My current one has been garaged in an undisclosed location ;).
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i have a little kryptonite disc lock but to me, its pretty worthless. i used to chain my bike up all the time but now im more lenient. i just park my truck right at the gate, literally 6 inches from opening it. so if someone was to try to steal my bike, they'd have to steal the truck first.
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I do the truck methoid as well it works great at least make them work for it.
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Man your bike is going to get jacked real quick if you park it outside! My advise is to get an alarm and to chain up your bike to a pole every night? Dont bother with those disk brake locks....
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Before I built my garrage, I used to park the RR right in the living room. I kind of miss it there, it made a nice decoration and what better way to watch a moto race :-)

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I tried to park mine in the bedroom over the cold NE winter but the wife would not have anything to do with that. She doesn't get it.
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i actually caught this jack off walking towards my garage....i heard a bike....when i looked out my front window the passenger got off and was walking towards my 05 rr and stupid me had the key in the ignition...who knows maybe he was looking for a new friend....i just closed the garage door on him....now i chain the rear wheel to my old suzuki cruiser.
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make friends and keep it in someones garage!!!! better then not being able to get a good nights sleep

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IF someone wants your bike bad enough they will take it. thats how i look at it.

WTF??? your bike got stolen foo??? holla back... i'll sell you my RR
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my r6 was locked up. most of them recon the area for a few days, see the pattern, know what they need to cut the lock, and within 5 minutes its gone!!! talk about a sick feeling when you walk out and your bike isn't where you parked it. i wanted to puke for days.
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damn to mant ppl posting in here with stolen bikes.....its almost like 3% of the members here have had bikes stolen.
8140 * .03 = 244.35 ppl had theirs stolen

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WTF??? your bike got stolen foo??? holla back... i'll sell you my RR
I thought u knew? It's all good i'm going to be stepping up in the cc area and go with an 05 RC51 i'll also be able to get it a factory cost :)
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Mine was stolen but some punk who had a skeleton key... I had a lock but forgot to use it (I know, stupid move.)

I bought the bike brace but landlord said no. It looks like the best device for those who cannot garage a bike - the best being comprehensive coverage.
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My current one has been garaged in an undisclosed location ;).
same here. mine was not stolen only because of the www.bikebrace.com I had installed. the theives cut the cable I had securing the front tire and cover, took my cover, smashed in the side of the ignition to break the steering lock and tried to break the bikebrace without success. Its the only reason I still have my bike. If they really wanted the bike they could have taken the rear wheel off and taken the rest of the bike but that seemed too much work for them.

Its only a matter of time if you park it outside, esp in wilmington.

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For the people using the Kryptonite U-locks, I would suggest you get something else there has been reports and actual clips of people cracking those locks open with a simple BIC pen.

I believe they are the Kryptonite U-Locks with the circular key insertions and if I wanted a persons bike that bad I would just lift it. My suggestion is chain it to a regular bicycle rack :) .
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If you want to keep it, put it inside. If you rent, just don't tell the landlord. If you get caught, just tell them you didn't know.
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I always parked mine in my apt. along with my roommates. made for a tight fight in the kitchen but better then having it stolen. Place I'm at now I can't get my bike into the house and it doesn't have a garage... that Bike brace looks pretty good
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i would garage it and make sure i have full coverage.
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man, I'll do you a favor. Tell me where your bike is, and I'll steal it for you. At least it'll be in the dot net family.

If you leave your bike outside in wilmington it's only a matter of time that it'll get stolen.
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I've had two bikes stolen over the years and they both were locked
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I park mine at a family members house. they have two huge rots. so if they want my bike they are going to bleed first!!!!!

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I park mine in my backyard. Got two 70lbs+ pitbulls that like to keep people out of the backyard.
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I figure thats why I have theft coverage. It doesn't bother me too much leaving mine outside. Like someone has said, if someone wants your bike, they'll take it.
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The BIKE BRACE is the absolute best security device you can buy. (I sound like a vendor, I know but they're Canadian made!). I'm super paranoid so I use a disk lock, steering lock, alarm, cover, and block it in with my car. I still won't sleep soundly till I've got one. I live in an apartment building so drilling concrete anchors in is a no go.
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No matter where your bike is, locked, unlocked, alarm, doesn't matter. if they really want it bad enough, they will take it. Behind closed doors is your best bet. But even then someone can come in your garage, or house and swoop on your sh it. I've known ppl that will break into your garage side door and grab your bike and go. You also have to worry about, when closing your garage I've known ppl to wait for u to start closing the garage, and u just walk inside, or drive away, not watching the garage close. They will run up and stop the garage from closing, and bam your bike is gone. Trust nobody!




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When i was in school i kept it in a friends garage. payed him 10 bucks a month for the space.. it worked well.

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