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Old 11-15-2012, 02:25 AM   #11
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^^ The featherweight cbr250r can be picked up and carried away by 2-3 guys unless it's literally chained to something. Sad but true.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:40 AM   #12
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you can use padlocks on the brake disk so they cant move the bike
They'll pick it up and carry it off or just cut the locks. If someone's determined to get your bike there's not much you can do about it.

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That's just terrible. Looks like they went after the seat storage in case you kept a spare key in there like a lot of people foolishly do. There doesn't look to be too much damage in one specific area but with the sheer amount of parts they need to replace they'll likely total it out.

My suggestion is to get a disc lock from either Xena or Kryptonite. Xena has an extremely loud alarm lock (read: train horn in your ear) that's not all that expensive. A chain also helps. Even if its just chained to some kind of metal structure it'll likely be determined to be too annoying to mess with and they'll leave it alone.

I have a Xena disc lock and a thick industrial chain wrapped around my apartment staircase and part of the building. I'm going to make them work for it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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Ok so this is my first reply on the forum, but I felt I should contribute since I can relate to not having your bike to be ride.
First let me give a little backgroud
I went down on my bike,broken collar bone (yeah it sucks) but the worst part was my bike got busted up I felt bad for it more so than I did my collar bone.
I hit some gravel coming into a turn (******************** gravel), I went off the side of the road, the left side and front of the bike got bent, broken, scratched, just all around messed up.
Ok so here is news that may help you feel better.
There was around $2400 worth of damage, as long as there no frame damage then I the totalled out cost on this bike is around $2600. one of the best things about the 250 is OEM parts dont cost much. So you may be able to get it repaired depending on your INS company.
I know I wanted mine back it feels like a part of me, and I did not want to have to let it go. It is nice to hear you were able to find it.
Oh and on a side note if the repair cost is to high talk to the repair shop and the INS company about what parts you do not have to have replaced, for instance if you live with a few scratches on your fairings then the repair cost will come down and help you.


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Old 11-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
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Get over it.... it's just a machine.

I've had a couple of motorcycles stolen, both in England. I had both insured for fire, theft and third party damage.

The first was a Yamaha RSX 100 that cost me 700. It was stolen from the middle of town, where it was chained to a steel fence, mid afternoon. The police found it, but said it was not worth recovering. I had it for only a few months. The insurance company offered me 400, but I said I wanted 500, which they paid out without quibbling.

I used that to buy a 10 year old Honda CB250RS, which I had for about four or five years (and used to travel around the British Isles and Central Europe). Then it was stolen when I stopped at a news agent for 3 or 4 minutes in Cambridgeshire. It was never recovered, and the insurance company paid out 300.

I did only one more season in England, and did not replace it. The mother of my boss had a 20 year old Jaguar XJ6L that she seldom used, so it was mine to get around in for the the rest of my time there. Actually, as I do now, most of the time I used a bicycle for my local trips.
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^^ The featherweight cbr250r can be picked up and carried away by 2-3 guys unless it's literally chained to something. Sad but true.
True, it only takes 2 guys 20 seconds to pick it up and throw it into the back of a truck and there are security videos on YouTube showing thieves doing just that with even heavier bikes.
Forget the fork lock and a disc lock with an alarm won't do much if the thieves are fast and don't mind a little noise. You have to try and slow them down as much as possible and make your bike less appealing to steal. A visible chain or cable lock may not completely save your bike, but it will make any opportunists criminals think twice.
I carry an old Kryptonite bicycle cable lock in the trunk that's as flimsy as could be, but it's saved my bike from being carried off at least twice that I know of.
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Kk, just got off of work. I got a voicemail from the insurance guy that went over the bike with the shop. He said that there's just over $2500 in damages. he said it will be a few days before he'll have the value of the bike to know if they're going to repair it or total it.

Also, Michael, don't be a prick. It may be just a machine to you, but to me it's the hours of work I did to get the money. It's the years of building my credit to buy it. It's the thousands of miles I've ridden it. When it was stolen, it wasn't just some piece of metal, it was a huge part of my life. Now, either get your jaded ass out of here or contribute something. People like you are the reason I had stopped posting here, just pricks to be pricks.
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wow, i'm glad your "inlaw" saw it...

pisses me off when people take things that don't belong to them...

anyhow, glad you've got the bike back, and don't mind the peanut gallery...
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Also, Michael, don't be a prick. It may be just a machine to you, but to me it's the hours of work I did to get the money. It's the years of building my credit to buy it. It's the thousands of miles I've ridden it. When it was stolen, it wasn't just some piece of metal, it was a huge part of my life. Now, either get your jaded ass out of here or contribute something. People like you are the reason I had stopped posting here, just pricks to be pricks.
My heart bleeds for sad souls who need to use foul language to express themselves......

And for those whose life revolves around on the credit that they can amass to purchase material goods, which show off their self perceived worthiness. I'm not sure how much happiness it all brings with all the worry about losing stuff.

I may not have much, but what I do own was all paid for in cash. I had to work hard for that, probably harder than your typical plutocrat. I have neither a credit rating nor a credit card. My income may not be high (even by the standards of where I am living for now), but I am fairly content with my humble lot. If something does go missing it's just c'est la vie

I have enjoyed the small motorcycles I have owned over the years. They have been well used for both commuting and traveling far and wide, but in the end they have only ever been machines. I have shared some recent experiences on this forum.

I have been on this forum since not long after it started, and have contributed plenty one way and another. If you and any other whingers don't like what I have to say, please put me on ignore.
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Have a heart people, don't just think about the way you view things but think about other people. There is such a thing as sentimental value, telling someone to toughen up or jumping their case for being upset that they were stolen from is rediculous.

With safe regards from the mostly frozen north.
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I hope they total it and you get a fair check for a new bike, I hate having thieves touch my car/bike and getting it back. Good luck.
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