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  • Offline serge1966   au

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    Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    on: January 13, 2024, 09:30:08 pm
    January 13, 2024, 09:30:08 pm
    Good morning / evening fellow Forum users and XR fans...

    Thought I'd share some bad news with you all, as my pride and joy was stolen from my garage a couple of nights ago  :012:
    How they got in remains to be determined... possibly with a remote operating on the same frequency, or by hooking onto the latch via the gap at the top of the garage door... possibly never know for sure.
    Police attended and retrieved some fingerprints and insurance company was notified.
    If bike isn't found within 14 days, I'll get the payout figure from the insurance but doubt it'll ever be enough to find a decent replacement for that sum... let's see  :084:

    To say that I'm disappointed (aka pissed off) is an understatement. The bike was in mint condition, full service history and heaps of extras (Hp rearsets, Akra exhaust, engine & axle protectors, black aftermarket screen, Shad luggage system, etc etc...)
    We've lived in our house for 9 years and never had a hint that we might be targeted... it's only the bike that was stolen so I'm assuming the thief's knew it was there.
    With hindsight, I should have secured my garage better (which I have now done) and always install the disc lock (which I will in the future, should I get the bike back or possibly replace it  :027:)

    In a nutshell, if you think you're safe and your bike is secure... think again  :003:




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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #1 on: January 14, 2024, 07:39:24 am
    January 14, 2024, 07:39:24 am
    Sorry to hear mate. I hope you find the sh!ts and they get some justice  :078:
    Not much chance these days.
    Hopefully you find a good replacement.
    Keep your chin up.

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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #2 on: January 14, 2024, 05:47:37 pm
    January 14, 2024, 05:47:37 pm
    Sadly it’s a process that clearly the OP has never been on before,how do I know?,most folks who look at the photo’s will look at the bike those that have been even remotely close too that process that the OP,will have noted the lack of security bolts on the bottom of the up and over garage door I see no security camera either that would be linked to your phone.

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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #3 on: January 14, 2024, 07:21:13 pm
    January 14, 2024, 07:21:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    Sadly it’s a process that clearly the OP has never been on before,how do I know?,most folks who look at the photo’s will look at the bike those that have been even remotely close too that process that the OP,will have noted the lack of security bolts on the bottom of the up and over garage door I see no security camera either that would be linked to your phone.

    Thanks very much for pointing out the obvious...
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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #4 on: January 14, 2024, 08:19:29 pm
    January 14, 2024, 08:19:29 pm
    Thanks for pointing out the obvious as well,cuz it ain’t that obvious too so many and the reason why it isn’t??.I’ve no idea me included till I got off my backside and did something about it cuz I’d been there done that for exactly the same reasons as the OP.

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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #5 on: January 15, 2024, 12:16:03 am
    January 15, 2024, 12:16:03 am
    Sorry to hear mate....I'd be pissed if mine was stolen.

    Mine is behind a colourbond steel rolling gate and then in a locked shed....also chained & bolted to the concrete floor......can't be too careful.

    Smithy.
    Last Edit: January 15, 2024, 12:16:35 am by smithy
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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #6 on: January 30, 2024, 07:07:59 am
    January 30, 2024, 07:07:59 am
    Bugger, sorry to hear.

    Not sure my garage is any more secure than yours was really, at least I'll have them on camera from quite a few angles...

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    Re: Stolen in Melbourne - Australia
    Reply #7 on: January 30, 2024, 07:50:28 am
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    *Originally Posted by MelbXR [+]
    Bugger, sorry to hear.

    Not sure my garage is any more secure than yours was really, at least I'll have them on camera from quite a few angles...

    Don't think a camera is going to be any good since the bastards could well be wearing hoodie and face mask...
    Physical securing (floor anchor, disc lock, heavy chain...) and adequately monitored alarm system.
    Just be sure in the meantime to cut the cord dangling from your manual release.
    Life always offers you a second chance... it's called "Tomorrow"...