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post #1 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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I HATE THIEVES!!!!

Sunday my 919 was stolen during the middle of the day right off the street in front of my apartment. I am in complete shock, and I dont think it has even set in yet. I just cannot believe its gone. My current thoughts... I am either not going to get another bike until I have a garage, or Im going to pick up a beater or medium sized two stroke to tool around on.

I have great insurance and am curious to see how this all works out. Do I get to haggle over the value or are they just going to blue ball... err blue book me?

You know that scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta talks about how he wishes he could have caught the kids that keyed his car? All I have been thinking lately is how I wish I could have walked up when this was happening... it would have been mayhem.

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post #2 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 05:36 AM
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That really sucks man. I can relate after my garage being broke into last weekend. The type of person that justifies stealing someone elses property is beyond me. I think if you start your homework now on prices to replace your bike with anything extra (allowing that you have proof of purchase on mods) it will help with the Ins. company. Their policy is to lowball most of the time and it is up to the owner to prove otherwise.

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+1 That really sucks!

As far as value goes, check the comprehensive portion of your insurance policy. (x) amount of money is allowed for aftermarket pasts and accessories. Mine happens to be $1000. Book value is book value, not sure how much leeway you have other than claiming low millage.

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post #4 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 05:52 AM
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That sucks man. I wish you could have caught them too. Stick to your guns with your insurance company.

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post #5 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 05:56 AM
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That sucks the big one.. Here's a tip, thieves that steal bikes like to strip them and sell the parts on e-bay. Keep your eyes open someone selling a load of 919 parts in the Boston area.

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post #6 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 05:58 AM
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Boston man Im really sorry to hear that , hopefully they will get you what you deserve.A new 9er fully modded!! Take care str8

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post #7 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 06:03 AM
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Wow, that sucks... Sorry to hear about the news. Time for a beater!

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Well that's about the crppiest hand you can get dealt. I feel for ya man. It must be like loosing your favorite dog or girlfriend.

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Argh...that's awful. So sorry to hear that, man...I hate thieves....scum of the earth. Hopefully your insurance co treats you right, that's what they're here for.

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post #10 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 06:25 AM
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may you win the lottery so that you can buy a moderately priced used bike, restore it and cut the frame leaving it out for the theives while you sit comfortably in your new home looking through the window into your garage at your brand new (insert bike of choice here)

I believe what goes around comes around. They'll get theirs and it'll be

Sorry bout the loss. That really bites, man.

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That sucks the big one.. Here's a tip, thieves that steal bikes like to strip them and sell the parts on e-bay. Keep your eyes open someone selling a load of 919 parts in the Boston area.
Oh definately. Ive been watching craigslist and ebay. I guess its worth it but who knows.

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post #12 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 06:52 AM
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Good luck in your hunt, that really sucks. If you're ever out in San Francisco come by and you can cruise mine around.

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You should put some plastic explosives under your seat next time so you can detonate it if it's stolen.

Seriously, you should get a garage first.

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Man that sucks, 1st the keys, now the bike is gone too. Good luck with the ins!!

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Man that sucks, 1st the keys, now the bike is gone too. Good luck with the ins!!
And immediately after discovering it was missing, whats on my doorstep? The lock set I bought on ebay.

Looks like thats getting turned around. Ill post it in the For Sale section soon. Its a complete, second hand, lock set. Ignition, gas cao, and seat lock with all parts/bolts.

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Damn, Boston. I'm really sorry to hear this. It's gotta be such an awful feeling, especially being your bike.

I didn't realize you lost your keys, too. do you think maybe the keys were dropped on the ground somewhere, and you just idn't see it. Then someone else found them, put 2 and 2 together, and took off with your bike? If the keys are not inside your apartment, then they had to be outside on the ground somewhere.

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That's a major pisser. Sorry to hear the news. Makes me appreciate the garage all that much more. Hope the insurance works out to your advantage!


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Man that bites, sorry to hear this. Hopefully they catch the punks.

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post #19 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 07:59 AM
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So sorry to hear of your bad luck.

I think that I would just get something old if I were you.
Don't necessarily take the first offer the insurance company makes you.

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post #20 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 08:01 AM
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Sorry to hear that. That really sucks. What the hell is wrong with people?
Don't we have enough problems just getting through the day without these A*^#%^& making it worse.

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post #21 of 50 Old 09-11-2007, 08:06 AM
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I didn't realize you lost your keys, too. do you think maybe the keys were dropped on the ground somewhere, and you just idn't see it. Then someone else found them, put 2 and 2 together, and took off with your bike? If the keys are not inside your apartment, then they had to be outside on the ground somewhere.
I had just taken the ignition out of the bike like a day before... I think maybe thats why they might have snagged it since this work was already done for them? I dont know.

Im definately plan on haggling with the insurance company. I listed the value of the bike on the insurance plan as $9000 and also in the police report as $9000.00, I dont know if that makes a difference, but wasnt my insurance higher b/c of the high value I listed the bike?

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Ouch. That blows donkey. I am very sorry that this happened to you. I hope everything goes well with the insurance.

We just had a discussion about this at work last night. I knew it was pretty easy to take a bike, but I didn't know how easy. Anybody who really knows what they are doing can get past alarm systems, handle bar locks, even the ignition itself. They told me about the dremel and safety pin.....

I hope your theif was riding the bike and got hit by a semi or a cement truck.

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That sucks. Sorry to hear that.

Was it covered and locked to something stationary?

Hope you get a new ride soon!

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As a fellow resident of Mass. I sympathize and feel your pain.

As an employee of an insurance co in Mass I can tell you this:

The company that I work for uses an independant service for our valuations, as do most (but not all). We supply the info about the vehicle and they do market research by looking for similar vehicles recently listed for sale and supply us with a figure. They also decide how much the mods add (I hope you have receipts!). This might be above or below a book value.You are owed "actual cash value".

Don't expect the mods to add a whole lot to the value, unfortunately. They are generally condsidered to be "personal preference" items, not something that would necessarily add value to the average person in the marketplace.

Let us know how you make out.

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oh,man,sorry to hear this.i really hope the insurence works out for you, i too,will keep an eye on e-bay.

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Sorry man. My friend "Bob" who I deployed with had his R1 stolen, and he found out who it was. He did his stalking and found out where the s*** bag lived and went over there with a few buddies and an AR-15 and got it back

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I have great insurance and am curious to see how this all works out. Do I get to haggle over the value or are they just going to blue ball... err blue book me?
Sorry to hear that.
They stole my 2002 919... Progressive paid for the Blue Book Value, thank god I had gap insurance, which paid for the remaining balance. And I got a new one after the 30-day period that Police has to declare it officially stolen.

I know how you feel, having good inursance helps you get over it though.

__Oh yeah, plus they were nice enough to add $1500 for accesories I had on it. I just listed the modifications, no receipts or anything.

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And immediately after discovering it was missing, whats on my doorstep? The lock set I bought on ebay.
BY THE WAY - I had a Kryptonite lock on it, they picked up the whole bike, cover and all. Those are useless.

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Sorry man. My friend "Bob" who I deployed with had his R1 stolen, and he found out who it was. He did his stalking and found out where the s*** bag lived and went over there with a few buddies and an AR-15 and got it back
Sounds like a happy ending to me.

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Sounds like a happy ending to me.
Only if the Perp straightened out...

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I did some work for our regional Lojack rep. who sang praises for their motorcycle product (of course).
He mentioned one incidence where a bike was stolen in Philly. They found it in VA beach in a chop shop & everybody got busted.

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I did some work for our regional Lojack rep. who sang praises for their motorcycle product (of course).
He mentioned one incidence where a bike was stolen in Philly. They found it in VA beach in a chop shop & everybody got busted.
Lojack is something I really would like to have. It is strange that they offer no coverage in southeast WI. Pretty silly considering all the HD afficianados we have.

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Lojack is something I really would like to have. It is strange that they offer no coverage in southeast WI. Pretty silly considering all the HD afficianados we have.
You could always rig up your own version of lowjak. Hide a GPS transmitter somewhere on the bike. Something like this maybe..

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Hopefully you just misplaced it and will find it between the cushions on the couch, along with your original keys.

Okay, maybe not, but it's the only positive thing I could think of. Sorry about your loss.

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Oh man... sorry to hear that. I feel for ya. I hate them f*ck'n thieves too!
What do you want to bet that f*cker that took your bike has your key!
Someone that knows you maybe? I hope not.

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he said he yanked out the keyswitch himself, preparing to replace it
they probably started it with a screwdriver

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Sorry to hear it bro. As far as value goes......I have State Farm and they will call local dealers and ask what the going rate is for the same bike. This usually works in your favor. If the bike is insured for "X" number of dollars then the insurance company should pay for mods up to that amount. It helps to have receipts. Let us know how you make out.

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i know its tough to have a vehicle that you love messed up/stolen by some punks. my car was broken into last year and they took the radio all my CDs, and my suit jacket(i was at a party). luckily i came out and spooked them before they could get to anything else. ever since then i always keep an eye out for my vehicles.
man i wish i wasnt piss drunk when i caught the a**holes

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