People messing with your bike?

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#21 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu May 04, 2006 1:20 pm

meh,m if they want it bad enough, theyll get it, you just want to discourage the casual, "Hey look, a bike! lets Break/steal/mess it up" kind of people.
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#22 Unread post by ofblong » Thu May 04, 2006 3:46 pm

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ofblong wrote:do those lock things even work? I havent seen a car lock I cant get into within 30 seconds (meaning the ones that go on the steering wheel). I know a guy I work with that can get into a locked car and have it started in the time it takes me to get one of those steering wheel locks off. Then again we have had to go "pick" someones car so they could get into it lol (only people we know never a stranger).
Well, that's why I got one of them pocket sized anti-theft devices :shooting:
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lol I am an industrial mechanic. it requres that I have to get broken keys out of locks sometimes and well sometimes I have to get into a locked room to replace a bad door knob hehe. We have the occasional worker lock their keys in the car. As long as its not keyless entry we can get into it :D.

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we did have one person who "thought" they locked their keys in their car. took us a few seconds to realize she had them hanging out of the trunk lock lol. good thing her car was still there :D.
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#23 Unread post by BigChickenStrips » Thu May 04, 2006 3:48 pm

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i pity the fool who touches my bike!
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#24 Unread post by dieziege » Thu May 04, 2006 5:26 pm

Does T have a house key chained to his ear? I've heard of latch-key kids, but ....
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#25 Unread post by m1a1dvr » Thu May 04, 2006 8:18 pm

I think I need to do that with my keys.

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#26 Unread post by m1a1dvr » Thu May 04, 2006 8:19 pm

I think I need to do that with my keys.

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#27 Unread post by TeamONEinc » Thu May 04, 2006 8:20 pm

Yeah, I know its alot of work to park it behind your cage, but its just that one small deterrent that could prevent the idiot from messin with your bike. Plus, maybe some guy would see him screwin around back there and spook him.

you could always just take the front tire off and take it to your room!

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#28 Unread post by skoebl » Thu May 04, 2006 9:54 pm

The way I see it; in America the Constitution entitles you the right of life, liberty and property. So I would say that it follows that if anyone is caught trying to mess with those rights (i.e. messin with your bike = messin with your property), you can do whatever you like.

So like Sev said, you can put a helmet into their head and not worry about them sueing you (....err....hopefully)
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#29 Unread post by MotoF150 » Sat May 06, 2006 7:58 pm

around here kids will dump dirt in ur gas tank or engine crankcase, the locking gas cap will keep them outta the gas tank, but no bike has a lock on the oil cap in ur crankcase, mostly they do it to Harleys sitting outside of the bars, so if ur pulling ur bike into a bar parking lot and some kids are standing there, I would be nice to them and don't act like a big tough biker and try to threaten them not to touch ur bike. I go to the same bar and they never touched my bike.
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#30 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat May 06, 2006 8:24 pm

MotoF150 wrote:around here kids will dump dirt in ur gas tank or engine crankcase, the locking gas cap will keep them outta the gas tank, but no bike has a lock on the oil cap in ur crankcase, mostly they do it to Harleys sitting outside of the bars, so if ur pulling ur bike into a bar parking lot and some kids are standing there, I would be nice to them and don't act like a big tough biker and try to threaten them not to touch ur bike. I go to the same bar and they never touched my bike.
What sort of ghetto do you live in??!
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#31 Unread post by BigChickenStrips » Sat May 06, 2006 8:34 pm

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MotoF150 wrote:around here kids will dump dirt in ur gas tank or engine crankcase, the locking gas cap will keep them outta the gas tank, but no bike has a lock on the oil cap in ur crankcase, mostly they do it to Harleys sitting outside of the bars, so if ur pulling ur bike into a bar parking lot and some kids are standing there, I would be nice to them and don't act like a big tough biker and try to threaten them not to touch ur bike. I go to the same bar and they never touched my bike.
What sort of ghetto do you live in??!
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kid or not. mess with my bike and your taking a helmet to the skull and i dont mean in the protective way.
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#32 Unread post by Venarius » Sat May 06, 2006 9:26 pm

Thats why I just put a Scorpio I-500 on my bike.

If you get too close or try to even lean over the bike (without even touching it) it'll scare you away with a 120 db siren...and let me know to run out of the place and kick your "O Ring" too!

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#33 Unread post by MotoF150 » Sun May 07, 2006 5:54 am

[quote="NorthernPete" touched my bike.[/quote]

What sort of ghetto do you live in??!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,[/quote] Its in central PA, the problem is everybody around here is on drugs, kids on drugs will hang out at bars asking for money for a fix, I mean everybody is doing drugs, even ur own mother, I know parents that buy drugs for their own kids. The druggies know guys that own expensive bikes have money
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#34 Unread post by SPDSTR » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:47 am

When I get my bike, I'll also be buying either a baseball bat or a lead pipe, along with the other security features.

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#35 Unread post by Brackstone » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:23 am

Venarius wrote:Thats why I just put a Scorpio I-500 on my bike.

If you get too close or try to even lean over the bike (without even touching it) it'll scare you away with a 120 db siren...and let me know to run out of the place and kick your "O Ring" too!
How would that work in a city area though? Just out of curiosity?

Do people walking by on the sidewalk set it off? What if someone crosses the street near it?

Just asking cause I'd like to have an alarm eventually but I live in an are where foot traffic can be heavy.

I'm sure if passers by set off a 120dB alarm they are just going to kick over my bike cause it pisses them off.
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#36 Unread post by Apollofrost » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:55 am

I bought two of those noise makers from home depot, the ones you stick on your window so that nobody can open or break them with out them going off. One's pressure sensitive and the other's one where you remove the magnet and it screams at you with a 90db siren.

I'm going to see about wiring one to a $20 tracfone so that it'll call me when somebody messes with it.
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#37 Unread post by coelomate » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:36 pm

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned bike covers - it does almost nothing to stop somebody who's determined, but it makes it much less likely that somebody will mess with it for fun and it will definitely make the bike less of a target, and for only 20-30 bucks that seems like a good deal to me.

It also seems like locking a bike past its fork locks isn't going to add much of anything besides the risk of accidentally trying to ride off with the lock installed...

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