Someone is stealing your motorcycle!

Someone is stealing your motorcycle!

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    Someone is stealing your motorcycle!

    You live in a apartment complex on the third floor. You have been in the waiting list for over a year for a garage but nothing had come available yet. You park your motorcycle wedged behind your car and covered. Under a street lamp. In the middle of the night you wake up to a noise outside, you walk over to the window in your whitey tighties and look out. You see two guys loading your motorcycle in the back of a van.

    What do you do?


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    Chide myself for the ineffectiveness of my anti-theft measures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Chide myself for the ineffectiveness of my anti-theft measures.
    Haha no matter what you do it can be stolen. Chains are cut in 1 second with bolt cutters. Wheel locks do nothing. The front end of the motorcycle is lifted and put on a dolly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad0724 View Post
    Haha no matter what you do it can be stolen. Chains are cut in 1 second with bolt cutters. Wheel locks do nothing. The front end of the motorcycle is lifted and put on a dolly.


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    Hahahahaha, I don't really have a motorcycle.
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    Storage place maybe the best option.
    Time to buy a house with a garage. I can't imagine leaving my bike outside. I feel for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdamian11 View Post
    Storage place maybe the best option.
    Time to buy a house with a garage. I can't imagine leaving my bike outside. I feel for you
    I live in a very nice part of town but I feel like that is where the bad guys come to look for nice things to steal. When I moved in to these apartments I was told I would only have to wait a month or two before a garage would come available.. I have been here almost a year. In the winter the bike stays at my dads garage but that is a 45 minute drive from here. Just picked it up last week and the paranoia is killing me.


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    in Texas shoot them
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    Life's too short to worry. I'd leave the bike at my dad's until a garage became available. I wouldn't want to leave my bike outside anyway.
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    in a state that you cannot defend your property? yell obscenitites at them from your window, threaten to come down there in your whitie tighties, call the police, call your insurance provider.
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    Get a good description of the guys and the truck. Maybe even get a couple pics. Then call the cops. Over the next 45 minutes while I waited for them to show, I'd figure out how the insurance deductible was going to affect my budget. Chastise myself for not learning the lesson I thought I learned a while ago: never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever live in a city again.

    If they're threatening someone's life, that's one thing. But otherwise, stuff is stuff. Not worth getting shot over it, and not worth shooting someone else over.
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    I throw some shorts or something on as quick as possible, grab my remora holstered Glock 26 and my phone and beat feet downstairs as quickly and safely as I can while calling 911 and hoping I make it outside before these guys take off.

    I try to get a vehicle description, possible plates and how many people I see so that I can relay to 911. I love my motorcycle so much that I'd probably stand in front of the van if possible or cause a scene...something to want to get them to take off on foot and leave the van and or motorcycle behind.

    If they drive off I'd just give a general direction and probably stupidly mention maybe seeing a weapon or something to increase urgency. If your bike disappears and they get away you're almost likely to not get it back unless you're really lucky.

    Kind of relevant good read from a former motorcycle thief http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/..._operator_ama/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad0724 View Post
    You live in a apartment complex on the third floor. You have been in the waiting list for over a year for a garage but nothing had come available yet. You park your motorcycle wedged behind your car and covered. Under a street lamp. In the middle of the night you wake up to a noise outside, you walk over to the window in your whitey tighties and look out. You see two guys loading your motorcycle in the back of a van.

    What do you do?
    I have no problem coming out to investigate, to demand they stop their grand theft auto. Though, certainly, remaining inside is safer.

    And I have no problem defending against deadly violent assault upon me with whatever means are required to erase that threat if it does arise.

    Thankfully I live in a state where the temporary hirelings don't criminalize me for doing exactly that.



    That said, I also congratulate myself on the insurance coverage, and then (if it gets swiped) I begin looking for a new vehicle.
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    I've had several bikes over the years and really am not going to worry about it.

    I'd probably call police way after they are gone with it, so there is less chance of them being caught . That way I can go shopping for a new bike.
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    If you're looking for a consensus of OK's to start throwing lead from your balcony to stop the theft, forget it. You're not being threatened. Lethal force isn't justified. Call 911 ASAP, then your insurance carrier bright & early the next business day.
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    You are obviously a renter....... Move.
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