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post #4306 of 4528
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post

there aren't gates in these garages? lol

They usually follow a resident in and then scope it out.
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that is some serious shit. and is making me paranoid.

post #4308 of 4528
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

In Toronto, the truck theft method is used to steal bikes out of underground garages, etc.

Also, it's the first nice day of spring here so I decided to pop the batteries back into both my Bonnie and my scooter.

Scooter battery was only put on the tender in late January - started right back up.

Bonnie battery - on tender since early December - enough power to get the lights on, not enough to turn the engine over and there's a loud clicking sound.

FML.

Time for a new battery from the (clicking) sounds of it.

You need kick start on that ish! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #4309 of 4528
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

They usually follow a resident in and then scope it out.

Often the concierge/security guard is in on it too. I just bought a condo in Toronto and this will be my first summer with a bike in underground parking. I'm a little worried.
post #4310 of 4528
A lot of it depends on the bike as well.

Sportbike parts are more in demand than a cruiser.
post #4311 of 4528

Yeah, I've never really heard of someone getting their cruiser stolen. Mostly tend to be supersport bikes or exotics under 4 years old.

post #4312 of 4528
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Yeah, I've never really heard of someone getting their cruiser stolen. Mostly tend to be supersport bikes or exotics under 4 years old.

 

 

http://www.stellardecals.com/lojack-cf.html

 

what if i put these all over my bike cover? maybe one on the skid plate? is that ridiculous to think itd save you from the rookies? hahha

post #4313 of 4528

God damn mother fucking brakes keep slowly locking up anytime I ride the thing 15 minutes. Then I can pop the bleeder and it'll spit some fluid out, and I'm good to go again. I've bleed them (3) times now. Don't get it. Never did this before I bled them. Driving me nuts.

post #4314 of 4528
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

I don't like the rotor lock, invariably you'll forget it's on and move the bike or worse yet try and ride off with it still on. I've done that on a previous bike but luckily without any damage.

I always used a rotor lock, and never forgot it. But it was bright F-OFF orange, too. I do know someone who rode off with one on though, so understand that even the best of us have times when we're busy and things simply slip our minds. WRT the lock itself, I work on the theory of "I don't need to make anything of mine impossible to steal, just harder than my neighbour's. Same theory as outrunning a cheetah - not necessary, I just have to outrun the slowest person I'm with.

 

I always made sure that whichever way I needed to roll the bike to leave, I had the rotor lock against either the calliper or fork. So if I did forget it, I would roll straight onto it and realise without damaging anything. I've seen a few rotor locks that now come with curly bungee cords for you to tie up and onto your brake lever as another visual reminder that it's on.

 

Something like this, actually:

http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Rotor-Brake-Wheel-Reminder/dp/B005SUV7AY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_misc_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0Z955YHBZ4CEVRRQCP31

 

In the end, if they want it they're going to get it. Keeping it out of sight, under a cover, with something like a rotor lock will deter most casual thieves. If they're serious and they're looking for exactly you bike then they'll get it regardless. As has been mentioned, serious thieves will be able to extract big $$ cars or bikes from secure parking with very little trouble, so insure it and don't get so attached to your possessions that if they were to go away your life would end. Sure, have nice things, but don't let them own you. After all, it's a motorcycle, it's meant to be fun to ride, not to keep you up at night worrying about whether it's safe right at this minute.

 

Cheers,

Matto :)

post #4315 of 4528
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post
 

 

 

http://www.stellardecals.com/lojack-cf.html

 

what if i put these all over my bike cover? maybe one on the skid plate? is that ridiculous to think itd save you from the rookies? hahha

Hey you might even convince an insurance agent that you have LoJack. Now that's what I call two birds with one stone.

 

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Originally Posted by Matto View Post
 

I always used a rotor lock, and never forgot it. But it was bright F-OFF orange, too. I do know someone who rode off with one on though, so understand that even the best of us have times when we're busy and things simply slip our minds. WRT the lock itself, I work on the theory of "I don't need to make anything of mine impossible to steal, just harder than my neighbour's. Same theory as outrunning a cheetah - not necessary, I just have to outrun the slowest person I'm with.

 

I always made sure that whichever way I needed to roll the bike to leave, I had the rotor lock against either the calliper or fork. So if I did forget it, I would roll straight onto it and realise without damaging anything. I've seen a few rotor locks that now come with curly bungee cords for you to tie up and onto your brake lever as another visual reminder that it's on.

 

 

Yeah I have the same thing basically, with the bright orange cord. But now I'm wondering... Maybe I should just use a big chain... which would suck to carry around. Gotta do SOMETHING to protect it, even if it's not all-out.

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so, this happened yesterday.

 

my advice to everyone, ride with a helmet cam or bike cam. It caught the entire thing, I was not at-fault, a lady jumped across an intersection into my lane because she didn't 'see me." Video caught the entire crash and audio caught her apology and admitting fault.

 

hopin the bikes not totaled, we'll see tomorrow when the insurance guys come out.

post #4319 of 4528
Damn.

Hope you're ok.
post #4320 of 4528
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Damn.

Hope you're ok.

+1
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