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Old 03-13-2012, 02:59 PM
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Default Daytona, Stolen Bike Week.

Who has had their bike stolen from a Bike Event?

Mine was stolen Biketoberfest 2000. Brand New FLSTF. Twin Cam B, first year. Paid cash.

1200 Miles. Parked 1 block off main for 45 minutes. Backed in next to my Bud's, Locked and Forked.

Came back and another bike was parked where mine had been, As I realized mine was gone, a young man from Ohio noticed his gone also, parked about 6 bikes down the line.

We walked together to the police station, 4 others in front of us, the Police said there had been 30 bikes stolen in 2 days, mostly Brand new Softails.

Thank good for insurance, spent the next 2 days on a rented scooter and had a blast, caught a ride home with some friends.

Never found the bike and insurance paid off in 45 days. Bought a nice FXR and a Valkyrie with the cash.

So, I cant be the only one, whats your story?
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I've never had such fancy digs that they have been stolen but a guy I worked with once had a bike stolen from a storage unit. Apparently, they had cut the fence to the lot then backed a truck up to the slit, then pilfered the units late at night & got quite a haul.
He came out okay because he was insured but...what do you expect, society sucks sometimes.
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I've never had a bike stolen, but my brother-in-law, living in Washington State had someone cut a hole in the back of his garage and wheel out the bike and his welder. He must sleep pretty hard.
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30 bikes stolen in 2 days, mostly Brand new Softails.

WOW - thanks for the WARNING !

Must be organized ?

I wonder if Lo-Jack (or similar) would have worked / and maybe found all those bikes (in a group storage) ? or Lo-Jack is just BS ?
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My cousin and her husband had there trailer and bikes stolen from Hotel on the way down to bike week. Trailer was locked to vehicle and CHAINED TO POLE IN HOTEL LOT.
If they want it, it's gone!!!
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Happens at all major events even little chicken **** one day deals Like Holister Ca. and over in Modesto for Graffiti night , they'll lose 8-10 a day . Now the old iron has gotten so popular again I avoid those places , insurance can't replace my bike even if they wanted too .
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That really sucks. Oh well, I don't like crowds anyway. Guess I won't be going to any of those shindigs now.
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I had a '96 Fat Boy stolen at the Laughlin River Run in '98. Had it parked over night in the Casino/Hotel parking lot right next to hundreds of other bikes. When I reported it, the police said that over 15 bikes had been stolen that year.

Lesson learned: cable lock your bike to another bike. Use at least two cables. Make it harder to steal than the next guy's bike.
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Don't know, and never needed to try this...but put a note on your seat or tank that says "F&#K you YOU F&^K! You screwed my wife one too many times! Try and start your bike A$$hole!!!"

(It might work....)
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Originally Posted by themensh View Post
Don't know, and never needed to try this...but put a note on your seat or tank that says "F&#K you YOU F&^K! You screwed my wife one too many times! Try and start your bike A$$hole!!!"

(It might work....)
I had to read it 3 frig'in times. Then I got it. Fake jealous husbands revenge note.
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