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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:30 pm 
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Paul Wright wrote:
Nick McCardle wrote:
We'll be out there not this weekend, but the next. Taking a few extra precautions, know the feeling of a stolen bike.


Any heavy duty hardened cable or hardened chain with big hardened lock will prevent 99.99999999% chance of bike theft at HP or most anywhere else you might be camping and riding. Something that cannot be defeated with simple bolt cutters is all it takes, and even a cheap cable and lock that would keep someone from simply pushing the bike away from your camp would be more than all but the most determined thief would tackle in your camping area.

That being said, I think what might work great is a length of nearly invisible fishing line tied to the bike and running into your tent or trailer and tied around an empty beer can on the counter, right next to your 45acp. ::up::




These work great and are LOUD. http://www.amazon.com/Street-72-SWPPA-Personal-Protection-Security/dp/B00DBF0K9C/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1454019176&sr=8-30&keywords=personal+alarm
I ordered several a few years ago and they came with a small pressure switch and the rip cord. Endless ways to use and cheap. I also use a heavy duty logging chain wrapped through the bike several times. It's almost impossible to remove without making some kind of noise if they get through the lock.

I was staying at the hotel in SC several years ago when there were several bikes stolen from that parking lot. They were all locked up. Some were even locked in an enclosed trailer. I won't say how they got through the locks, but it was a very unique way. By my counts they defeated close to a dozen locks in a matter of minutes.
By luck I needed to change my sprocket the day before the race and left my bike with a friend at the track after completing the work, with three of these alarms attached.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:08 am 
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Why not say how they got through the locks?

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
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I watched a 20-20 news show about 10 years ago that showed a thief...Hidden Identity of course...that showed how they go around and steal bikes from Motels...they had a big box van with a rail that would slide out and swing over to the bikes...He said that they could cut a chain or lock...lift the bike out of the truck and slide it into the van in less than 1 minute !! They even had a video of how they were doing it. When I raced KTM's Lee Stephens and I use to go out of town a lot...We ALWAYS put our bikes in the room with us. If there were no downstairs rooms or the Manager gave us any lip...we moved on to another motel. There are ''Professional'' thiefs that do this for a living. I hate a thief!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
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Sucks to hear--hope you catch the bastards.

Have any security cameras (or maybe a neighbor on the route in?) that might give hints? Seems like area roads would be quiet at night.

I dig the personal security alarm. You could rig it from the wheel to the frame so that they wouldn't see it until it's too late.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
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Sucks to hear--hope you catch the bastards.

Have any security cameras
We have security cameras all around the inside and outside of the main building, but not out in the parking areas. Yet.

Seems like area roads would be quiet at night. You would be surprised at the level of activity out here on some Friday and Saturday nights. Trucks, Jeeps, ATV's SxS's, a few cars too, but local folks are not the people that came in and took those bikes.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes stolen while camping at Highland Park
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mog wrote:
Why not say how they got through the locks?


I've never seen their technique before and don't think its a good idea to share. Hopefully others haven't either.

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