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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Random strangers sitting on bike?

Not too many sportbikes in Miami and particularly in my neighborhood I see none. I do draw a lot of attention when I ride it around my neighborhood and today I noticed something thats freaking me out.

I go behind my building to check on my bike and the tarp was half off and backwards (logo I always put facing front and it was actually backwards and inside-out). Anyhow, I'm assuming it was a bunch of kids since you have to be quite a retarded adult to not put a simple tarp back on the right way.

I live in apartment building on the top floor and they have no garage unfortunately so I can't put the bike in a garage.

Is anyone in a similar situation? What should I do to hopefully avoid people tampering with my bike like tonight?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 03:13 PM
 
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Hi Revelation715-

Random strangers sitting on your motorcycle is putting it mildly. It could have also been dirtbags "casing" your bike for a theft when they were disturbed by passersby or something.

Can you rent a secure spot? What about storing the motorcycle with family or friends who have a garage somewhere nearby. You could sweeten the deal by offering them fifty bucks a month cash for their trouble.

In the meantime, make certain the bike is completely locked-up!

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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 03:44 PM
 
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Consider Blue Jay's suggestions, but if you don't have any of those options look into alarm with a remote paging system...... www.scorpioalarms.com
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 04:04 PM
 
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Consider Blue Jay's suggestions, but if you don't have any of those options look into alarm with a remote paging system...... www.scorpioalarms.com
Even if you do have those options I'd suggest getting a Scorpio anyway. It's a great alarm.. it's got perimiter/tilt/shock sensors and an ignition alarm. A couple times I've forgot that my alarm is on and I just stick my key in and the alarm goes off as I frantically search my pockets for the pager.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 03:08 AM
 
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HAHA, two of my buddies have that and I mess with their alarms all the time when they are at the apartment. Its funny cause there's a small cat that sets the proximity sensors all the time and pisses everyone off.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 03:49 AM
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Yeah, I'm thinking Miami=crime. Theft should be your first concern, with kids playing on it a distant second. Besides, an alarm will deal with both groups to some degree.

Just remember that an on-street bike in a city can be taken regardless of the security measures you put into place. Create more of a deterrant than other rides and hope for the best.

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 04:55 AM
 
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+1 on the scorpio. There is a member here that posted about someone sitting on his bike, and followed it up with his chain being cut and the bike stolen (lockup chain not drive chain)

Keep in mind, that alarms, like locks, will stop everyone but a thief. Insurance is best.



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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 12:24 AM
 
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unless you wreck your bike and turn it into a streetfighter, then you don't have much to worry about. being wrecked and fugly deters a lot of thieves
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 03:54 AM
 
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I use a disk brake lock front and rear on my vfr800.

It would take some pretty strong guys to carry off a vfr800.
I thought about an alarm but for now locking both rotors and
ignition lock will have to do..
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 05:17 AM
 
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I know I'm vearing off course here slightly, but the topic gave me a flashback that still gets me worked up. A few years back, when my bike was just a few months old, I come out of this restaurant/bar and find some drunken, idiot biatch sitting on my bike making vroom vroom noises while her moron husband and retarded offspring egg her on. I was so dumbfounded at first that all I could do was stare. I managed to choke back my outrage long enough to attempt to explain to them how fukking stupid they all were. "What would you do if you came out and found somebody sittting in your car?" "Would you call the police?" "Do you have any idea how easy it is to damage the finish on that gas tank with your zipper, belt buckle, or those fancy buttons on your sweater?" "Do you know how easy it is to accidentally tip that bike over, especially when you're intoxicated, wearing spiked heels and have obviously never driven a motorcycle?"

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

It never ceases to amaze me how stupid and/or inconsiderate some people are. I don't know if the problem is getting worse or if I'm just getting less tolerant. Probably both. Well, people suck.

I feel much better now. Thanks for listening.
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