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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Attempted theft!!!

This morning two young men pulled into my apartment complex in a stolen truck and attempted to steal my 500R! They got the cover partly off before my cheapo eBay disc alarm chirped a warning. My wife heard it and alerted me. I ran outside, called 911, and they police came. One of my neighbors who was outside said he saw two guys fitting their description leaving the apartment complex on foot. The cops went and grabbed them. They admitted to messing with my bike and being in the stolen truck. I'm so glad I bought that disc lock alarm! My bike is undamaged and I'm still in possession of it. That was a close call!

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post #2 of 66 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 10:27 AM
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I am glad that everything turned out OK for you.

When my son and I took our 2,500 mile trip theft was my number 1 worry. But after may overnight stays and cities like Philadelphia, Washington DC, Lexington VA, and Charleston, SC, we did not have one bad incident.

A simple alarm can make the difference.

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Holy crap, I'm glad you kept your bike, and very glad the thieving bastards got caught!
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That was a close call, very pleased you didn't get done by the scum.

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Phew! Nice grab! Glad it turned out ok!
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Props to the cops! Ours might've given up before even starting.

Good buy on the disc alarm too!

On the flip side, if it HAD been stolen, you'd have had the perfect excuse to get that bigger bike you were thinking about with the insurance payout...
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Props to the cops! Ours might've given up before even starting.

Good buy on the disc alarm too!

On the flip side, if it HAD been stolen, you'd have had the perfect excuse to get that bigger bike you were thinking about with the insurance payout...
Yeah, those cops were great! They got there in minutes and reacted without any hesitation. Good people!
My insurance doesn't cover theft. It could've been a tragedy.

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Recently some youths tried to steal my bike but stupidly I did not use my alarmed disc lock but instead a cheap eBay motion alarm hidden under the seat and a basic disc lock. I guess what they did was not enough to set off the motion alarm as I was only around the corner and had no idea what was happening.

Thankfully someone local chased them off, and I only knew all this because someone else came around the corner and asked if it was my bike then explained. That said, the basic lock held and the only damage was scratches on it, and that they had somehow loosened the screw on the left bar end.

Since then I now only use the alarmed lock. Besides, whilst riding last week I the key ring with the fob to the eBay alarm fell out of my pocked so I can no longer use that now anyway!

Good lessons for us to make sure to always use an alarmed lock. It only takes a few seconds to add and remove each time when riding, but they do work.

Glad it all worked out okay for you, chzeckmate. Both being able to stop them before it was too late thanks to the alarm and the great police response.
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Glad all is well. I imagine your bike would have bucked them off as I am sure it knows your riding style!
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Glad all is well. I imagine your bike would have bucked them off as I am sure it knows your riding style!
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