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Okay I'm not going to try to make you feel bad but did you have a cover over the bike??? Did you lock the forks??? Did you have a front disc lock on??? Did you chain the bike to a post, ground anchor or anything non moveable??? Did you park under a street light infront of a building??? And last of all, did you ever think that some might want to steal your bike??

Sorry it happened but I have to ask these questions when I hear of bikes getting stolen and the shock the owners feel when it happens.
 

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TwistyEater said:
Nexus,
answers to your questions in order:
Yes the bike was covered, yes the forks were locked, yes a lock on brake, no anchor (nowhere to attach to), pretty well lit parking lot in front of building, and no I didn't think anyone would steal it (there are 3 other bike's in my apartment complex, sportbikes and a harley). The neighbor hood I live in is a pretty good area so I didn't really expect it to happen. But as we all know sh** does happen. Oh well... thanks everyone for your feedback and well wishes
~Twisty
Well good, glad you did all you could have to protect it. I'm just tired of people posting messages that they were shocked someone stole there new uncovered bike left in a parking lot.
 

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Re: Thieves

knee-dragger777 said:
Two Wheel Tuesday did a great expose about bike theft. Guy that now works for insurance companies and used to be a bike theif did a great job telling everyone what to do and what not to do.

Appartments and even gated ones are easy pickings he said. A brake lock can be broken with a screwdiver. Lighted areas are not a deterrent. Cable locks are easily cut. He said he would sell your bike on the open black market for $1 per CC. A 600cc bike was $600. A 1000cc bike was $1000 Amazing! They usually picked them up and put them in cargo type van. Rallies and Daytona type settings were huge pay dirt for these guys.
however I don't think there are too many orders for new SVs by the pros. Most are local guys that strip and sell the parts on Scambay or other online markets.

Down here in Orlando a few years back there was a guy that worked at one of the Suzuki dealerships and he would copy customers keys while their bikes were in for service and then he could pick and choose the bike he later on would simply put the key in and drive away with. The cops found a bunch of stripped bikes in the bottom of a retention pond after he was busted.

How does that grab ya. ;)
 
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