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#1 Unread post by Bubble Gum Jr. » Wed May 03, 2006 4:25 pm

I'm fairly new to motorcycles. But I was wondering do you guys ever have people messing with your bikes? That was always one of my concerns about owning one; like people knocking over your bike, scratching it up, vandalizing it, etc. Has anyone ever had situations like that?>

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#2 Unread post by skinnyjoint » Wed May 03, 2006 5:32 pm

i fear this all the time. but so far during the day and such no one has messed with it (to my knowledge) but at night i would definatly be cautious watch where you park, how long your going to keep it out of sight, what kind of nieghborhood/part of town your in

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#3 Unread post by Bubble Gum Jr. » Wed May 03, 2006 5:35 pm

I live in an gated apartment complex that has underground parking and also outside parking. However neither is any safer than the other; I got my car broken into, had my audio system stolen along with some of my belongings, and my housemate had the convertible top of his S2000 sliced open and some stuff stolen while he was parked in the underground garage. So it's not all that safe despite the false sense of security provided by the gates. Are there anything you guys can do to protect your bikes other than putting them in a private storage?

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#4 Unread post by basshole » Wed May 03, 2006 5:35 pm

Nope. Never had that problem. But then again, I live in a great neighborhood too.
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#5 Unread post by ofblong » Wed May 03, 2006 5:45 pm

Bubble Gum Jr. wrote:I live in an gated apartment complex that has underground parking and also outside parking. However neither is any safer than the other; I got my car broken into, had my audio system stolen along with some of my belongings, and my housemate had the convertible top of his S2000 sliced open and some stuff stolen while he was parked in the underground garage. So it's not all that safe despite the false sense of security provided by the gates. Are there anything you guys can do to protect your bikes other than putting them in a private storage?
put a loud audible alarm with a remote in your possession that will tell you if your alarm is going off and for what reason :D. I myself will be driving to work every night so will be bringing a bike cover for my bike when I eventually get one (a bike). I work 3rd shift so I have no choice but to park it right in front of the security camaras where I work :D.

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#6 Unread post by TeamONEinc » Wed May 03, 2006 5:47 pm

If you have an underground parking complex as well as another vehicle, I would just park my bike behind my cage every night (between the wall and the car). Also, look into a bike lock, I just bought an OnGuard one for about fifty bucks....it locks on to the brake caliper and prevents the tire from being able to do a complete spin.

I feel your pain about those underground parking. My car and my roommates car were both broken into...then a few days later an Escalade parked next to us was smashed in and the tv's were all ripped out.

We bought a camera off ebay and hooked it up..one of the cordless ones. got really boring watching it all the time since we didn't record...but if ya get a few drinks in ya, its not that bad.

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#7 Unread post by skinnyjoint » Wed May 03, 2006 5:57 pm

Bubble Gum Jr. wrote:I live in an gated apartment complex that has underground parking and also outside parking. However neither is any safer than the other; I got my car broken into, had my audio system stolen along with some of my belongings, and my housemate had the convertible top of his S2000 sliced open and some stuff stolen while he was parked in the underground garage. So it's not all that safe despite the false sense of security provided by the gates. Are there anything you guys can do to protect your bikes other than putting them in a private storage?
you said house mate so i assume you live in a house, can you bring it in at night, i live in an aparmtment thankfully on the first floor and i just bring it in every night, its a "dog" but yea i dont want people stealing it or "procreating" with it

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#8 Unread post by Bubble Gum Jr. » Wed May 03, 2006 6:09 pm

skinnyjoint wrote:
Bubble Gum Jr. wrote:I live in an gated apartment complex that has underground parking and also outside parking. However neither is any safer than the other; I got my car broken into, had my audio system stolen along with some of my belongings, and my housemate had the convertible top of his S2000 sliced open and some stuff stolen while he was parked in the underground garage. So it's not all that safe despite the false sense of security provided by the gates. Are there anything you guys can do to protect your bikes other than putting them in a private storage?
you said house mate so i assume you live in a house, can you bring it in at night, i live in an aparmtment thankfully on the first floor and i just bring it in every night, its a cookie but yea i dont want people stealing it or "procreating" with it
I meant to say apartment-mate. Odd how I can call someone a housemate when we live in the same house, but there isn't a short/brief way of saying we live in a apartment together but do not share a bedroom.

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#9 Unread post by CORSCO » Wed May 03, 2006 6:56 pm

When I was in high school, this would have been 1992, I was the only one that rode a motorcycle to school...my 1983 VT500FT Ascot, which I adored. We were in home room, first thing in the morning, when our yearbooks came out.
As I was thumbing through it, One of my girl "buddies" told me that my bike was pictured on page 99. Excited, I flipped to it right away.
What I found was this preppy *female dog* posing for a picture on it. I lost my *bowels*!
I stood up in the middle of class and just starting ranting...I mean some evil, foul, beligerent words were streaming from my mouth. The teacher tried to calm me down but must have seen I was quite serious, and let me get it out of my system.
Word must have gotten to this prissy little c**t, because as hard as I tried, I never once ran across her!
So, what is the point I am trying to make...darn, not quite sure. Just took a stumbling trip down memory lane...thanks.
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#10 Unread post by Sev » Wed May 03, 2006 7:44 pm

I'm waiting for the day I find someone "procreating" with my bike when I walk out to it after work.

Over his shoulder, "man that's a nice bike."
him, "yeah."

*BAM, helmet to the back of the head."


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Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#11 Unread post by zarakand » Wed May 03, 2006 8:04 pm

Never had this problem, and wasn't to concerned with it on my college campus. On the other hand, I'm very nervous about riding the bike to the different high schools I'm at this quarter. For some reason I just see them knocking it over, jumping on it, and doing all sorts of things that would cause me to :shooting2: So for now I'm taking the cage.
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#12 Unread post by Wizzard » Wed May 03, 2006 10:32 pm

Messing with my scoot , in all actuality ,will get you shot .
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#13 Unread post by icariz83 » Wed May 03, 2006 10:41 pm

Something I am worried about but there's really no guarantee that it won't happen. I just try to never park my bike in public for an extended amount of time among other things.

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#14 Unread post by camthepyro » Wed May 03, 2006 10:55 pm

I just park near the rear of lots, so people have to go out of their way if they want to mess with it. Most people are lazy, so they won't go through the trouble of it.
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#15 Unread post by dieziege » Wed May 03, 2006 11:16 pm

I usually park my car the same way... back corner as far from anyone as I can get. Yet about a month ago I came out to find someone had thrown an ice cream cone at my car. Tthere was a smear of melted ice cream down the side and the cone lying next to the tire... people do that BS no matter what.

I figure they'll do the same with the bike. :evil:
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#16 Unread post by thebighop » Wed May 03, 2006 11:24 pm

Amoung bikers, it's like a code that you don't mess with other peoples bikes. You never touch or sit on another bikers bike, without asking first. Only the uninformed and a fool would even think about messing with someone elses bike.
Most anyone that knows me, knows that they aren't allowed to just walk up and sit on my bike...no touchie, no sitty.
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#17 Unread post by ofblong » Thu May 04, 2006 2:01 am

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).
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#18 Unread post by roscowgo » Thu May 04, 2006 8:22 am

I had a dirtbike stolen once... cops never even bothered to show up.

Nobody has messed with my katana yet. If they do.... well there's a reason why i own a rifle with a bayonet. :twisted:

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#19 Unread post by thebighop » Thu May 04, 2006 10:39 am

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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#20 Unread post by biker_rach » Thu May 04, 2006 12:31 pm

TeamONEinc wrote:If you have an underground parking complex as well as another vehicle, I would just park my bike behind my cage every night (between the wall and the car).
I'm in that situation... but how could you jam a bike in good enough so that someone could shimmy it outta there in a minute or two of crafty manuevering?
I could have alarms with remotes and cameras and chain the bike to something AND park between the car and wall and I will never feel completely at ease that it's down there... allllll alone... *tear*

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