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post #1 of 19 Old 08-21-2007, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Buddies Bike Stolen

My buddy just moved to Houston, TX to work for the AHL team. He had his bike in a car port in the apartments that are gated.

I dono't have full details but I am fairly certain it was an '06 GSXR1K. Silver. I know it is a long sho but I wanted to pass the word. I will get more details soon.


Freakin thieves!!
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It's probably either chopped up for parts or in Mexico by now. That's what happens to most bikes that get stolen in Southern Cali anyway.

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That sucks, man. I'm in Houston. I'll post up on motohouston.com, the local bikers forum.

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I see you're in Ohio? Was your friend from there as well? If so, the Ohio plate on the bike would make it stand out and easier to spot (assuming the thieves haven't removed it).

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My buddy just moved to Houston, TX to work for the AHL team. He had his bike in a car port in the apartments that are gated.
Gated?! Then his neighbors are criminals!!!
Sorry to hear that! Please don't tell us its insured value is less than he owes...

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Gated community and someone managed to rip off a complete bike. What's up with the security? A complex like that should be difficult to sneak into. or was it a inside job?

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Gated?! Then his neighbors are criminals!!!
Sorry to hear that! Please don't tell us its insured value is less than he owes...
Oh, it's much worse. He was switching insurance companies because of the move and didn't have new coverage on it yet. I can't believe he would cancel the old insurance before the new policy was in effect, but I guess he figured he would be okay.

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Oh, it's much worse. He was switching insurance companies because of the move and didn't have new coverage on it yet. I can't believe he would cancel the old insurance before the new policy was in effect, but I guess he figured he would be okay.
That really sucks! Did he own the bike outright?

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Oh, it's much worse. He was switching insurance companies because of the move and didn't have new coverage on it yet. I can't believe he would cancel the old insurance before the new policy was in effect, but I guess he figured he would be okay.

Ouch, that sucks hard. I hope he didn't owe any money on it. Then he'd be on the hook for the loan as well.

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Oh, it's much worse. He was switching insurance companies because of the move and didn't have new coverage on it yet. I can't believe he would cancel the old insurance before the new policy was in effect, but I guess he figured he would be okay.
YIKES! He thought "gated secure apartments", I'll save a month on my premium... That's a very painful mistake. Welcome to Tejas!

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His loss inspired me, today I'm drilling a concrete ground anchor for my steroid chain!!! You should too! Rent a concrete drill for $50.
My cousin in England says that everyone has the ground anchors for their bikes. She said that the typical bike theft in England works something like this..

1. The thieves drive around in a flatbed truck with a crane on it looking for a bike to steal.
2. When they see the bike, a guy gets out and stands next to it with a helmet in his hand so that passers by think it is his bike.
3. They pick up the bike with the crane, put it on the truck and drive away.

Locks, chains and all.. The only thing that could really prevent this is a ground anchor or to chain it to some unmovable pipe or object.

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My cousin in England says that everyone has the ground anchors for their bikes. She said that the typical bike theft in England works something like this.....
No one should post that! It must be deleted!

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Thats a bummer.

As for the gated community, I live in one. It does nothing more than keep honest people honesty. That and it gives people a false sense of security.

I see cars piggy backing in all the time. The only way it would be a little more secure is if there was a manned gate checking who comes in and out but that starts to get really expensive.

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No one should post that! It must be deleted!
Sorry Dream, this was really ment more as a warning so that you (and others) can protect yourself against it.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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If we was between coverages he shouldn't have reported it stolen until the second coverage started....

I'm JUST SAYING!

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Yeah, seriously. reinsure that jammy then run a white lie

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It did have an Ohio plate. I feel bad for him since he just moved down there and was excited about the new job.
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If we was between coverages he shouldn't have reported it stolen until the second coverage started....

I'm JUST SAYING!
Don't make a bad situation worse. If they find out about that, it's fraud. Now he's got no bike, maybe a loan on the bike, and some court/jail time.

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No one should post that! It must be deleted!
Are you serious? BIKE magazine out of Britain gave a whole list of the way thieves steal bikes there a couple of months back. Definitely gave me ideas on how to protect my investment. Bottom line, attach the bike to something. Then no throwing in the back of vans, on flatbeds, etc. Turns out disc locks are pretty worthless...

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