Stolen!!!

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  1. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    #41 Daveweld, Nov 18, 2021
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    Congratulations on getting the bike back. Do you ever get to know who nicked the bike or speak to them at the Police Station. At least you will know what they look like and claim back your monies that you will have to pay out to fix broken parts.
     
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  2. Golgotha

    Golgotha Guest

    In Texas you can shoot someone trying to steal your shit.

    Be like Texas.
     
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  3. Chainbiter

    Chainbiter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on it being recovered, I must admit that I wasn't expecting it to be seen ever again.

    Best advice I can offer is:

    Forget steering locks, U locks, chains, alarms and immobilisers etc.

    The best security for your bike is you, either on it or stood next to it wielding a baseball bat, never leave it anywhere even for a few seconds.
     
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  4. Steve 998cc

    Steve 998cc Well-Known Member

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    If you find the little scrot best advice I can give is rear sprocket, drive chain, and the scrots fingers I will leave what happens next up to your imagination.
     
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  5. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Some interesting ideas for retribution, I especially like the Texan solution! :grinning:
     
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  6. Cyborgbot

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    #46 Cyborgbot, Nov 19, 2021
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    The harshest punishment would be to remove access to their benefits and force them do get a proper honest job.

    This would however probably contravene their human rights :joy:
     
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  7. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    I would like to meet face to face with them at the Police Station and see them. Good to know who they are. You never know.
     
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  8. Tim Stich

    Tim Stich Well-Known Member

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    Good news! Time to invest in some better bike security once you get it all fixed up. Steel chain to cemented floor anchor with alarm.
     
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  9. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Not sure the supermarket it was outside would appreciate that too much buddy :joy::joy:
     
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  10. Tim Stich

    Tim Stich Well-Known Member

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    Oh, ha ha ha. At the very least get one of those motion detecting disc brake locks. I have one and it's quite loud.
     
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  11. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Noble Member

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    The harshest punishment would be to remove their oxygen supply.
     
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  12. Pegscraper

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    #52 Pegscraper, Nov 20, 2021
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    In that respect, perhaps I should accept some of the blame as I had a disc lock, albeit a cheap one, in a bag on the carrier but didn't use it as I knew I would only be in the shop for 5 mins or so but a few mins is all it takes to nick one of course so my bad on that one.:mad: I have HD lock and chain security in the alarmed garage at home. I'm eyeing up an Oxford Big Boss alarmed disc lock to carry round when I'm out on it. I certainly won't be relying on the steering lock in future!!
     
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  13. Tim Stich

    Tim Stich Well-Known Member

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    I don't always use my disc lock, either, but motorcycle theft in broad daylight isn't that common where I live.
     
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  14. Vulpes

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    Excellent news @Pegscraper ! That just made my day! :)
     
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  15. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Makes you wonder why the rozzers don't go there more often if it's a known safe (storage/waiting) point?
    Or have eyes on it covertly?
    Brilliant news and get that lock out!
     
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  16. Pegscraper

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    #56 Pegscraper, Nov 20, 2021
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    I don't know all the details of the recovery but from the reference to "community intel" the Police may have been acting on a tip off. Apparently, leaving a stolen vehicle at a "stash point" for a few days is done in case a tracker is fitted. Up to hearing about the recovery via social media I'd heard nothing from the Police so I phoned them to get the details but I've no idea if they collared anyone for the theft. The bike was due to be delivered to the dealer today so, thankfully, things are moving forward.:)
     
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  17. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    Moving forward. lets hope it all goes well and you still enjoy your Scrambler.
     
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  18. RobBr

    RobBr New Member

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    Good to hear it's been recovered. If the thieving bastards were ever caught it would just be a slap on the wrist and a community sentence. Most criminals will see the crap sentences as a joke and part of the job, but if they were all forced to pay back the victims in full. Insurance companies included, then the sentence may be more effective. I know most won't be able to pay it back, but an attachment to any wages or benefit will affect them directly. For some crimes they will be paying it back for the rest of their lives. If they have ANY asserts like houses, cars bikes then they should all be sold to go towards the debt. Make it NOT pay to be a lifetime criminal. Rant over!
     
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  19. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    I agree 100% but it will never happen because the lefties and the human rights brigade will be up in arms, citing inequalities and social injustice. The laws in this country need a massive revamp because they are no longer fit for purpose. Some low life piece of crap can steal your property and get away with a relative slap on the wrist yet, catch someone in the act, give them a pasting and YOU become the criminal, public enemy No.1 with the full weight of the law coming down on your head with potential prison time and compensation etc. It's a f*****g joke.
     
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  20. PatW

    PatW Senior Member

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    #60 PatW, Nov 22, 2021
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    Good news, pleased for you! I've had a few bikes nicked over the years. I ran out of petrol on my RD400 in the late 70s on a very quiet country lane about 2 miles from my house, typically at the bottom of a steep hill late at night. So walked home and went back next morning carrying petrol can... bikes gone! Turned up in a police raid on a bike breakers, sprayed in primer, got it back from the insurance company cheap, restored it myself, got nicked again, thief crashed it whilst running from police.
    He was a well known scumbag, the coppers were great and on the qt..gave me his name and address and I had the great pleasure of giving him a proper hiding on his doorstep..he cried like a baby I had my XT 500 nicked twice, found both times a few hundred yards from my house as the chumps couldn't start it.
    The biggest heartbreak was my beloved guzzi 750 S3...stolen and never seen again. They don't punish these light fingered bastards enough. He'll probably get a "community resolution order" = a slap on the wrist, these vermin need proper punishment.
     
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