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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby shredex » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:18 pm

there on a serial bike stealing rampage right now in my area.
so far they got the following in the past month in order from a month ago to this morning
*Cbr600rr
*09 cbr600rr pheonix
*03 busa
*two dirt bikes
*08 gsxr750
*03 busa
*03 cbr600rr

these are from the past few days.
*08 gsxr1000 (7/14/09)
*07 gsxr1000 (7/15/09)(this is my brothers roomates bike)
*08 cbr600rr (7/16/09)
*03 busa (7/17/09)
*08 gsxr1000 (7/18/09)


these are people in my area of tampa bay.
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby yamaha_george » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:40 am

shredex wrote:there on a serial bike stealing rampage right now in my area.
so far they got the following in the past month in order from a month ago to this morning
*Cbr600rr
*09 cbr600rr pheonix
*03 busa
*two dirt bikes
*08 gsxr750
*03 busa
*03 cbr600rr

these are from the past few days.
*08 gsxr1000 (7/14/09)
*07 gsxr1000 (7/15/09)(this is my brothers roomates bike)
*08 cbr600rr (7/16/09)
*03 busa (7/17/09)
*08 gsxr1000 (7/18/09)


these are people in my area of tampa bay.


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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby Huckleberry » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:40 pm

LOL @ Geo +5 on that

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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby megaloxana » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:01 pm

The best anti-theft precaution you can take is ride an FZR hehe (pimpmyfzr dont say anything)
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby shredex » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:26 pm

yea, for some reason no one wants my Fzr :'C
its sad...my bikes not even worth stealin.


I wonder if any fzr has ever been stolen?
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby PIMPMYFZR » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:06 pm

yea 2-3 weeks after i sold mine , it got stolen.. but im sure it got took to joy ride and rag the shit piss out of it . then dump somwhere when it dont go no more ..
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby mrfreeze5 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:33 pm

Im currentlu working on the hidden start switch. Im installing a momentary push button somewhere that must be held down for the start button on the bar to work. I will be addind a new ign cylinder soon and I think Im going to slip some of that steel sheathing like they use on payphone cords around it as well and make sure the harness plug cannot be pulled out from inside the frame. Plus itll look cool. My bike may be a fzr, but it would be a prime subject to part out. I wont take any chances. I wonder if anyone has used those child GPS units that you stick on you young kid in case they wander off or get taken. I dont know if it has a service fee, but it cant be very big if a kid can carry it around on them.

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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby shredex » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:39 pm

mrfreeze5 wrote:Im currentlu working on the hidden start switch. Im installing a momentary push button somewhere that must be held down for the start button on the bar to work. I will be addind a new ign cylinder soon and I think Im going to slip some of that steel sheathing like they use on payphone cords around it as well and make sure the harness plug cannot be pulled out from inside the frame. Plus itll look cool. My bike may be a fzr, but it would be a prime subject to part out. I wont take any chances. I wonder if anyone has used those child GPS units that you stick on you young kid in case they wander off or get taken. I dont know if it has a service fee, but it cant be very big if a kid can carry it around on them.



there is a guy on the other forum that installed his ignition from his busa to a hidden spot within the frame...

I know how you can do that start button thing...but that wont help the hot wiring
do you know where you can get the metal sheathing? cut up old cables and slide wire threw them lol
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby the_finch » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:17 am

shredex wrote:
mrfreeze5 wrote:Im currentlu working on the hidden start switch. Im installing a momentary push button somewhere that must be held down for the start button on the bar to work. I will be addind a new ign cylinder soon and I think Im going to slip some of that steel sheathing like they use on payphone cords around it as well and make sure the harness plug cannot be pulled out from inside the frame. Plus itll look cool. My bike may be a fzr, but it would be a prime subject to part out. I wont take any chances. I wonder if anyone has used those child GPS units that you stick on you young kid in case they wander off or get taken. I dont know if it has a service fee, but it cant be very big if a kid can carry it around on them.



there is a guy on the other forum that installed his ignition from his busa to a hidden spot within the frame...

I know how you can do that start button thing...but that wont help the hot wiring
do you know where you can get the metal sheathing? cut up old cables and slide wire threw them lol


Another option would be to get one of those hose dress up kits that have the braided stainless covers that slip over your coolant hoses, heater hoses, etc. If you had the wiring inside shrink wrap and then put that braided stainless sheath over it, there would be very little chance of it vibrating and short circuiting and it would be more flexible than those armored phone cable covers; yet it would still take something bigger than your average wire cutters if you didn't want to spend 10 minutes gnawing away at the cover. Just thought I'd throw that out there. my2cents
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby WSM » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:05 am

mrfreeze5 wrote: I wonder if anyone has used those child GPS units that you stick on you young kid in case they wander off or get taken. I dont know if it has a service fee, but it cant be very big if a kid can carry it around on them.


I was just looking at those (http://gpsmagazine.com/2008/05/the_ulti ... rackin.php) and this one looks the best: Zoombak's GPS Car & Family Locator
It's cheap ($99 on Amazon right now), has a vehicle installation package (12V Cig. Lighter) and is only $15 a month for service.
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby Fartblood » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:03 pm

Who was it (someone on here?) that came up with this - conceal a cheapo cellphone under the seat on in the fairing, and subscribe to a mobile phone tracking service. Voila!

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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby mrfreeze5 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:44 pm

I found that armored payphone cable sheath. unfortunately it only comes in 1000 foot rolls for about $980. Maybe if we all chip in we can split it up and armor the whole board :D Im keeping an eye out on craigslist for busted up old payphones and such. If I can fidn one cheap, ill just cut it up.

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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby WSM » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:07 pm

mrfreeze5 wrote:I found that armored payphone cable sheath. unfortunately it only comes in 1000 foot rolls for about $980.


I was just at Home Depot and saw some of the usual (non-armored) sheathing for a couple bucks a'foot.
It'll stop a pair of side cuts, or at least slow them down.
One thing I've learned in thievery: if the guy wants it, he'll find a way to get it... but making it look hard might to get him to walk by, looking for an easier job.
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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby Fartblood » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:20 am

I'd love them to try and nick mine. Of course, in order to ride it away they'd have to completely finish rebuilding it first...

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Re: The war on sportbike Thieves

Postby stan » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:02 am

a thief would have to be pretty well prepared to steal my bike. the battery is in my room with me :whistle


here's another anti-theft idea: wire up some sort of super loud noise maker that has the on-off switch hidden somewhere tough. if the bike is turned on with the switch on, ear piercing screeches ensue. might be enough to scare them off before they have the time to figure out how to make it stop.


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