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Stolen RS

Discussion in 'UK Riders' started by Jezzer-hozzer, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Richard230

    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I have always thought that the best way to prevent a motorcycle from being stolen is to cover it up. Out of sight, out of mind. On the other hand, when my daughter was living in San Diego, first her car was stolen and found 6 months later with just the cheap AM/FM radio removed from the dash, and then her Suzuki GS500 had her cover stolen, but the bike was not touched. :confused: She actually saw the thieves steal the cover and ran after them, while yelling at them to bring it back. The guy in the back of the pickup bed, then threw the cover at her and drove off. o_O
     
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  2. boxerboy

    boxerboy Well-Known Member

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    I like her spirit.....and a good outcome.
     
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  3. Bunter

    Bunter Active Member

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    Ouch sorry to hear that Jezzer, best of luck getting back on the road soon. Out of curiosity what sort of chain was it and how was it defeated? I've long read that many chains/padlocks are not resistant to bolt croppers but an angle grinder attack is significantly more worrying if that's what occurred because it's not silent and not exactly subtle.

    EDIT - I see from some sources that angle grinder attacks are the usual MO, with 3 or 4 gang members protecting the attacker from interference by good samaritans. :( :(
     
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  4. Brian63

    Brian63 Active Member

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    Hi Jez sorry to hear about you bike
    Had a talk at the local bike club from this firm last night
    Www.secureautotrack.co.uk
    £160 fitted typically annual cost £20 sim data cost
    Stable gate thing but as you are in London
    Brian
     
  5. JohnnyRocket

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    Jezzer.. I am sorry to hear about your loss.... these thieving scum need to be taught a very long lesson... in crime = Pain...
    (theirs)
     
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  6. m1bjr

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    There are quite a lot of small tracker devices on the market now. And as Brian details, many very effective.
    We started seeing them on pushbikes - were theft is a much bigger issue even than M/Cs.
    Some nice tiny units with a 1yr battery life, that can fit inside the seat tube of a carbon race bike and still give decent signal.
    Configured for movement when activated, and a Giffgaff PAYG sim - a very cheap solution.

    EDIT: just had a google - some more ideas here
    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/product-reviews/product-picks/top-four-motorcycle-gps-trackers/
     
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    DJBee Active Member

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    Jezzer- Deepest commiserations. When I hear tales such as this, my liberalism goes out of the window and I would just like to see them caught and strung up somewhere.
    Only kidding if anyone in authority is reading this!
     
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  8. Hugh

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    Jezzer, Sorry about your news, but now you have got me worried as I quite often park my bike in London. I had a S1000RR stolen from an underground car park a few years ago and none of my security measures helped. What sort of chain were you using as some are clearly better than others?
     
  9. Al D

    Al D Active Member

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    Jezzer, sorry mate, bunch of thieving bastards need kneecapping :mad:
     
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  10. boxerboy

    boxerboy Well-Known Member

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    Plainly but fairly put Al !
     
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  11. Bunter

    Bunter Active Member

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    Does keyless ignition hinder these sorts of ride away thefts in anyway? How are they starting the bikes? Screwdriver in the ignition barrel and forced?
     
  12. Willy

    Willy Well-Known Member

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    The immobiliser will still stop it starting though, more likely picking it up and chucking it in the back of a van.
     
  13. Bunter

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    I saw some video on Visordown or some such place that these are gangs of about 4 people, turn up on nicked bikes with false or no plates, attack any chain with an angle grinder while others in gang stop anyone from interfering with the theft. They all ride off with one on the nicked bike.
     
  14. GordonH

    GordonH Well-Known Member

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    They don't tend to start them, just break the steering lock and any chains etc, jump on the bike and their mate then "pushes" (via foot peg) from their scooter......or they just throw it in the back of a van. If being broken for spares, they don't have to be too carefull.
     
  15. Bunter

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    I see - they must be most vulnerable during that phase, they can't make a fast getaway being pushed
     
  16. Jezzer-hozzer

    Jezzer-hozzer New Member

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    Picked up the new RS on Saturday, identical to the stolen one only this one fitted with a tracker. It's new from BMW apparently, Datatool, called TrakKing Adventure. We'll see how that goes. Bennetts and Aviva sorted it all out in about 3 weeks, respect.
     
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  17. Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths Well-Known Member

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    And nice weather to get you back on the road. Just thinking back to previous posts on insurance and discussion on the 'cheapest' premium, its actually feedback like this that is most important in choosing an insurer.
     
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  18. boxerboy

    boxerboy Well-Known Member

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    I agree - feedback on the good the bad and the ugly help to assess which insurer is worth the money charged.
     
  19. m1bjr

    m1bjr Member

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  20. SauRoN

    SauRoN Well-Known Member

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    Jeez you guys in the UK have it crazy with this stuff. And I believe Australia isn't much better?

    It's the one thing nobody steals in South Africa. :0
     
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