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Cancel my Deals Gap ride. Doesn't look like I'll be able to make it.

My bike was stolen today from work (Lowes) and I doubt I'll ever see it again. Broad daylight -- bastards.

Anyway, just wanted to chime in and share my bad news. I can't believe this crap.

Got the Gap next weekend and Carolina Motorsports Park the following weekend. Wonder if CMP and STT will refund the money.

Worse even -- new tires and oil, just ordered Galfer SS front and rear lines and pads; just put spools on and a reservoir cover. Not to mention the new Scotts damper.

Anyway, I'm pissed.
 

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Ouch. Thieves should be shot on site. ;)


In unrelated news, a bike was found in our local Lowes, suspected to be dumped by a drunk driver and is awaiting a more sober rider. :supergrin:
 

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I feel bad for you and hope you will get it back. Any idea how they stole it.
 

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Originally posted by Markcuda
Did you leave the key in it?:supergrin:
Why did you not tell us how the crooks stole it:harley:
No key. Column locked.

How they stole it? Hell if I know. It was parked at work, but at the end of the parking lot (near the main enterance of a major highway). Four of us have requested parking near the building, but the manager shot us down stating it was unfair to others. If I drive my other bikes to work in the next few days, I'll be damned if they aren't parked up front, and screw him if he says something different.

Next bike will have an alarm with a pager.

This one, damn, it was in plain view of the world, but not the cameras. Pisses me off. I figure either a trailer was used, or a mattress in the back of a pick-up. Two people, lift, toss, go.

Sucks.
 

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I think it is Gorilla. It is about $200 and has a pager. This would have worked and had been considered, but I just allocated funds elsewhere.

I know better for next time.
 

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Those pager systems don't typically work as well as advertised. They say the pager is good to 1/4 mile, but that's line-of-sight. Get in a building and that cuts down significantly. The more walls you add, the less likely it's not going to notify you. I had the Scorpio on my 919 and it was pretty much useless.

The phantom system works off GMRS & GPS. They acutally track the bike and you get notified via text message and/or phone call if it's been moved. Pretty slick system.
 

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Dude, if that is the case, then I'll look into it. That, or Lojack. Your system sounds better. Much cheaper than the $1,000 deductible that I carry...

CompensateThis! -- I just read that the system you recommend also only has a 1/4 mile line of sight. But, it does have the added features of location that the Gorilla does not.
 

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That totaly bites Sterling. I do hope they find the bike for ya:shocked: :sad:
 

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I'm sorry to hear about your bike being stolen. Columbia sucks for bike theft. I had a Kawasaki ZX-6R that was 6 months old stolen from my apartment on Thanksgiving weekend of 1997. The thieves just threw it onto the bed of the truck (stolen also) and drove off with the lights flashing, the alarm wailing, the cover still on and the New York Kryptonite chain and lock still in place. My room-mate heard the alarm and looked out the window to see the guys in the act of picking up my bike. I ran out of the front door in time to chase the truck long enough to get the license tag number. The three guys that took my bike were in a Ford Ranger and their heads were like pumpkins visible through the rear window. It would have been just like shooting steel plates on the plate machine at the range. I'm glad that I didn't have a gun handy or else I probably would have been in a lot of trouble with the police. I'd like to think that I wouldn't have killed those guys over a motorcycle, but my adrenaline was pummping pretty hard and I was more pissed and outraged than I have ever been in my life. These scumbags were taking what I had worked so hard to earn. And they were getting it for free. May all bike thieves rot. I hope that your insurance gives you a good payoff and that you're back on two wheels soon. I bought a Ducati Monster with my insurance settlement and rode it for four years without any incidents or concern of theft. It would seem that the thieves in Columbia are all about stealing sportbikes and Harleys. So buy an Italian or German bike and the knuckleheads won't know what it is or how to remotely go about selling the parts. FnFalMan has me looking hard at the Aprilia Tuono as my next bike. They have a used 2005 at BMW Touring Sports in Greenville that is torturing me right now. Best of luck with everything.
 

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Originally posted by USMCsilver

CompensateThis! -- I just read that the system you recommend also only has a 1/4 mile line of sight. But, it does have the added features of location that the Gorilla does not.
Yeah, it has that as well as the cellphone/text message aleart. If you are out of 1/4 mile range, you still get notified via your phone or pager.
 

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Originally posted by ranger88
So buy an Italian or German bike and the knuckleheads won't know what it is or how to remotely go about selling the parts. FnFalMan has me looking hard at the Aprilia Tuono as my next bike. They have a used 2005 at BMW Touring Sports in Greenville that is torturing me right now. Best of luck with everything.
Sad but true. I've had several shady looking characters at bike nights looking at my Tuono and asked a) what is it [and the usual self-replies were, "Oh, it ain't a Gixxer"] and b) it looked broken [because of no fairings].

I go riding everywhere but I usually try to park with the valet parkers and slip them a $10. It's money straight in their pocket, and do that a couple of times and they got the message and keep a tight eye on my rides for me. It gets to the point where I am very specific where I go for certain things. Two movie theatres that I go to have the valet parkers that I have arrangements with. Two beaches with parkings that are the same way.

As far as going to restaurants and such, if they have valet, I'll park there. If not then I'll park it close to a window where I can eyeball it while eating.

Back in the days, horse thieves get hung. I don't know why we can't do that any more.
 

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Originally posted by USMCsilver
Cancel my Deals Gap ride. Doesn't look like I'll be able to make it.

My bike was stolen today from work (Lowes) and I doubt I'll ever see it again. Broad daylight -- bastards.

Anyway, just wanted to chime in and share my bad news. I can't believe this crap.

Got the Gap next weekend and Carolina Motorsports Park the following weekend. Wonder if CMP and STT will refund the money.

Worse even -- new tires and oil, just ordered Galfer SS front and rear lines and pads; just put spools on and a reservoir cover. Not to mention the new Scotts damper.

Anyway, I'm pissed.
Sorry to hear it! Keep receipts to prove to insurance company that yours was well above average condition.

Offer to fax police report to track or event planners to get refund -- unless they are jerks you should get refund.

Good luck!
 

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Originally posted by Razoreye
Ouch. Thieves should be shot on site. ;)
Originally posted by fnfalman
There ought to be a law that allows for death by torture to thieving scums.
IMO a better and more fitting punishment is the removal of all rights of private proterty from convicted thieves. Basically you can break-in and steal the TV the convicted thief is watching and if he even lays a hand on you he gets slapped with aggrivated assualt. If a cop sees you stealing his property and runs the thief's info and sees that he is a convicted thief, you not only don't get arrested, but actually get a police escort to help you load his crap into your car. They should spend a good long while, if not the rest of their life, with no right to personal possesions. Make it open theft/looting season on them. Thier property is public property.

Not to mentiont the national website that tells you where these people work and live.

/rant

BTW I have had my car stereo stolen (including Alpine subwoofers and amp) and had my CDs stolen on several occasions. So I feel your pain.
 
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