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post #1 of 60 Old 09-25-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Someone tried to steal my bike...

2am. Hear a crash. Go out to the driveway and the bike is on it's side (kickstand side). My mother in law heard guys talking and had called the cops. The bike was in neutral. (I don't leave it in neutral) Bars locked. I assume they tried to roll it and dropped it because it wouldn't roll straight.

There was blood on the trunk. Hope the bastard(s) got a nice cut from the bike somehow. No damage that I could see last night (loose mirror and scrape on the crashbar - I think the crashbar is bent in a little, too). Gonna hose the blood off and check it out more today.

Uncool.




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2am. Hear a crash. Go out to the driveway and the bike is on it's side (kickstand side). My mother in law heard guys talking and had called the cops. The bike was in neutral. (I don't leave it in neutral) Bars locked. I assume they tried to roll it and dropped it because it wouldn't roll straight.

There was blood on the trunk. Hope the bastard(s) got a nice cut from the bike somehow. No damage that I could see last night (loose mirror and scrape on the crashbar - I think the crashbar is bent in a little, too). Gonna hose the blood off and check it out more today.

Uncool.
Definitely uncool.



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post #3 of 60 Old 09-25-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder if they were REALLY trying to steal it. It was suspiciously close to bar closing time. Either way, though, lame.




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People who steal or mess with other peoples' stuff make me want to puke. I'm a mild-mannered guy, but if I caught somebody going after my stuff, I would be more than willing to wind up in jail if I got arrested for beating their ass. It just unfuriates me. But, they're always cowardly enough to do it when they know you're not going to be around, like 2 in the morning in your case.

I live in a small town and as recently as, say, six years ago, I would have left my KLR sitting on the sidewalk in front of my house all night with the keys in it without worrying about somebody taking it or kicking it over.

Not any more, though. Even here, those days are gone. I used to leave it sitting down back outside my basement door, but I noted, on a couple of occasions, passing vehicles (usually kids) slowing down to eyeball it. So, now, I roll it inside when I get home.



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Yeah, I'm pretty calm and nonviolent, too, but I was definitely the guy with no shirt and jeans walking down the sidewalk with a hunting knife when I heard that bike go over. Not to hurt anybody, but I couldn't find the bat quickly and you never know. Dumb, in hindsight, but that's why you shouldn't mess with peoples bikes at 2 in the morning.




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Been ripped off myself; know the feelings of violation, and the anger generated.

But . . . macho-man, testosterone-heavy rants notwithstancing, think a moment: Is even a precious KLR worth your life? Good guys don't ALWAYS win fights over property (or anything else).

And, depending upon the circumstances, local law, and social climate, injuring or killing a thief could lead to criminal charges, including murder.

Think about calling 911, and being a good witness. And, an insurance premium will cost a you a lot less than your lawyer's retainer, should you mix it up with these thugs.
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Sucks.

Glad they didn't get far with it. Maybe they were just playing around and sitting on it when the shit hit the fan.

I would have been pissed.

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Been ripped off myself; know the feelings of violation, and the anger generated.

But . . . macho-man, testosterone-heavy rants notwithstancing, think a moment: Is even a precious KLR worth your life? Good guys don't ALWAYS win fights over property (or anything else).

And, depending upon the circumstances, local law, and social climate, injuring or killing a thief could lead to criminal charges, including murder.

Think about calling 911, and being a good witness. And, an insurance premium will cost a you a lot less than your lawyer's retainer, should you mix it up with these thugs.
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Wolves love sheep, and for good reason.
Hey, if "trial-by-combat" is your thing; and, you don't fear criminal and civil prosecution for use of deadly force when no imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent is present, do what you gotta do.

If you consider the death penalty appropriate for Grand Theft, Motorcycle; and, you consider yourself competent as judge/jury/executioner, then . . . your day is made.

Making a decision precipitating criminal and/or civil charges against yourself, risking a human life (maybe your own) over a motorcycle, might not be a sheep-like act; another animal may offer a more appropriate allusion.

Regardless, the choice is yours--call the police and be the best witness you can, or . . . live out a violent revenge fantasy, with its attendant risks.
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Sucks that somebody knocked you bike over, hopefully he got a good scrape/cut to teach him a lesson. I'm always paranoid about leaving my bikes out... My fire and theft insurance on the bikes is so high that I don't put it on. I just try to make sure that I park it somewhere safe all the time (like in my garage, where I work the whole plant is fenced so I'm safe there). Hoping the bike is fine and if there is a bright side, it's that they didn't get away with it.

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