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As my custom title implies, I really don't know anything about bikes.

So is there anything stopping someone from pulling up to your parked bike with a big pickup while you're in a store or something, loading it into the bed, and driving away?
 
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Nope! Maybe an alarm, but that would only be a deterrent not a prevention. :mad:
 

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That exact thing happened to a friend of mine. He had his bike parked at his girlfriends apartment complex for the evening. When he woke up the next morning it was gone.

One of the neighbors saw the whole thing happen. In the middle of the night two guys pulled up in a pickup truck, loaded it onto the bed of the truck and drove off. Why the neighbor didn't find this odd or call the police is beyond me...
 

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A friend of mine dumped his GSXR 750 several years ago. Three of us picked it up and put it in the back of his Chevy short bed. All said and done maybe 4 minutes total. And we were not in a hurry. Bottom line if someone wants it, they can walk off with it. :mad:
 

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Garage it is probably #1, but that doesn't help those of us with townhouses that don't have a garage or people living in apartment complexes.

Buy a bike that is less wanted by thieves. Maybe I'm kidding myself, but I have a feeling someone will be less likely to steal my older Suzuki Savage than a new C40 or a Ninja. Again, I could be delusional on this one but that's my take.

I've seen ads for LoJack systems for motorcycles. It probably ups your chances of getting it back... probably. I'm curious to see if anyone else has suggestions on this because I've been wondering the same thing about my bike since I don't have a garage.
 

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Yeah, this is a really big concern for me, and possibly the only thing that would keep me from buying a bike till I have a garage.
 

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As pissed as I'd be if it got stolen, I figure that's what insurance is for. Make sure you're well insured and if you have a loan make sure you have GAP protection to make up the difference between the loan and the value of the bike.

I say that but I'm still considering LoJack, I need to look into the cost of it. But I think I really want it more out of spite. If someone steals my bike, I want to make sure they do time. :D
 

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I know it wont keep people from stealing your bike but locking the steering will defer them from stealing it or make it harder for them. It may be the time difference of having the police called and not called.
 

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LoJack is wonderful. A friend had a bike stolen and they found it within the hour along with numerous other bikes inside a nice home in the city.
 

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I think about this too. At home I have a garage and can lock the back yard if I park it there. At work, one needs a badge to get into the facility and we have so many employees always out and about that a would be thief would catch a beating for trying.

Out in town, I'd try to chain and lock it to something like a light post. The chain could be cut, but hey, if a thief really wants it... they rob armored trucks with armed guards...

And hey, if I'm riding around with a chain, I can do that cool thing where you ride around hitting people next to you with the chain, like in that video game. Kidding, of course :p
 
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Get a sticker that says "I value my bike more than your life"

really maybe a gps tracking device could help but just try to be smart about where you park, try to park near a light source, those kind of things.
 

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I think about this too. At home I have a garage and can lock the back yard if I park it there. At work, one needs a badge to get into the facility and we have so many employees always out and about that a would be thief would catch a beating for trying.

Out in town, I'd try to chain and lock it to something like a light post. The chain could be cut, but hey, if a thief really wants it... they rob armored trucks with armed guards...

And hey, if I'm riding around with a chain, I can do that cool thing where you ride around hitting people next to you with the chain, like in that video game. Kidding, of course :p
Road Rash...ahh good memories!
 

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I always liked the 'Q' version of anti-theft...

Try and break anything or move it unauthorized-like, and the thing blows up...taking it AND YOU out.

That particular person will never try that crap again.:p
 

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I always liked the 'Q' version of anti-theft...

Try and break anything or move it unauthorized-like, and the thing blows up...taking it AND YOU out.

That particular person will never try that crap again.:p
I feel very sorry for the unfortunately clumsy person who forgets to disengage their own security system.

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Sigh.... Sadly not much except just how much (to what extent) your willing to do, to keep what YOU worked hard for, from the blood sucking parasites out there (unfortunately a LOT of them). 1987 in the High Desert of the Mojave Desert I had two very much ‘Transients’ try that very thing – to take my bike and my life. If I hadn’t been armed I wouldn’t be telling this tale now. Luckily NO one lost their lives that night or was injured. I consider THEM to be luckier then me because quite frankly if it had been a LOT of folks out there now, these two low life creeps would have been long since worm food. In any case, what does YOUR ride mean to you?! Is it just a ‘thing’ easily replaced? OR is it like family – like a child – a part of your very soul? I honest to gawd don’t know HOW I feel these days… I only know HOW I felt back in 1987. But of course, only YOU can answer how you feel about you’re scoot (now)……

Nuff’ said,
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So is there anything stopping someone from pulling up to your parked bike with a big pickup while you're in a store or something, loading it into the bed, and driving away?
 

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I was thinking recently, for people who don't have a garage to put their bike(s) in, you could get a trailer (one of the ones that is a complete enclosure on all sides with a door on it) and just keep your bike in that, couldn't you?
 
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