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Old 11-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Who's Had Shit Stolen?

I've ridden for over 55 yrs and NEVER had anything stolen from my camp site or off whatever bike I have ridden. I have ridden in about 40 states, camped in most, big towns/small towns, boonies, Canada, state parks, KOA's, up in the mountains, you name it. NEVER had anyting stolen nor felt need for a gun. How many of you FF's have he same experiene? Share your stories.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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I've ridden for over 55 yrs and NEVER had anything stolen from my camp site or off whatever bike I have ridden. I have ridden in about 40 states, camped in most, big towns/small towns, boonies, Canada, state parks, KOA's, up in the mountains, you name it. NEVER had anyting stolen nor felt need for a gun. How many of you FF's have he same experiene? Share your stories.

When camping and riding I haven't been stolen from either, but I know people who have. I've been robbed at gun point, but that's an unrelated mugging. I always try to secure my shit and don't flaunt what I got. I also keep my phone and GPS pinned, so if I 'lose' them, nobody is getting use out of them. On my external carrying gear I don't try to keep the newest or most expensive shit around (or keep it particularly clean), not only does that make replacement easier, but people also don't focus in on it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Also 40+ years & never had a thing stolen from any bike, ever. That's mostly over here (N.Amer.) & 8 months all over western Europe. I have had 1 bike stolen & 1 attempted theft that needed $250.00 worth of new lock cylinders & a battery to repair. But never had anything stolen from the bikes though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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1 tankbag, from a monitored parking lot 2 blocks away
1 helmet, from right in front of my shop,,minutes after I got off the bike, and unlocked the door to go in.

2 separate occasions,,got meth?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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left my helmet on my bike, just like I have, for 40 years, all over Can the US and Mexico. came out after lunch and it was gone.

Had my backpack stolen from a bus in Costa Rica a couple of years ago.

that's all I can think of.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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left my helmet on my bike, just like I have, for 40 years, all over Can the US and Mexico. came out after lunch and it was gone.

Had my backpack stolen from a bus in Costa Rica a couple of years ago.

that's all I can think of.
I do this....never had a problem either. Sometimes I secretly wish that someone would steal it so I have an excuse Toby a new one. Lol. If I could I'd buy a new helmet every year.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #7
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Having a black bear carry off my fishing equipment count? Never did get any of it back. That was in Bamiff bout 1956.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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Had a totally skanky, dirty old Shoei stolen off of my Gold Wing around 2000. Whoever took that was a moron. It was getting to where *I* didn't want to put my head in it anymore, Dipshit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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I came close to losing my helmet in WV a few years ago, came out and a guy was lifting it off my handlebars, I yelled and he dropped it and ran. Put a nice dig in it.

I also had a camping roll stolen off the back of my brother's bike in a little town south of Quebec. It was parked in front of a diner, we came out and there were the straps still on it but cut.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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Talking Never had anything taken, left a lot of stuff here and there

I've never had anything stolen, ridden throughout US Canada & some in Mexico. I routinely leave my jacket thrown over my tank/handlebars and helmet on the mirror. I have to admit once in a while I wonder why I do it but I just have never had anything stolen. Now I've left a lot of stuff in remote campsites etc. (unintentionally) gas can, numerous straps and bungee cords, flashlights & headlamps, critical topo maps, my bike's key, all my tent stakes, one glove, and other miscellaneous stuff.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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At the shop my brothers and I share, we had 2 Honda 400EX's stolen right after a full service tune-up fix-up and general makeover by my oldest brother. They were his friends Hondas.

A couple years before that, the same brother caught someone trying to steal one of our dirtbikes from the same shop.

When I was a kid, the same brother had his go kart stolen.

He's just bad luck, I guess!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #12
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #13
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Just had my cheap moto cover stolen the other day.

Who steals a $20 cover?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #14
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46 years of touring so far and only once have I had something stolen. Late at night at a rest stop on highway 5 in Oregon someone pried open the top box and stole a 35mm camera. At Crater Lake NP bear once knocked over my bike to get at some food in my top box. In the mountains of Northern California a raccoon unsnapped the vinyl cover on my Vetter fairing and ate my trail mix. At Scotty's Castle in DVNP a raven unzipped the tank paniers on my dual sport bike and ate some of my Goldfish. Yes, some ravens have figured out how zippers work.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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At Scotty's Castle in DVNP a raven unzipped the tank paniers on my dual sport bike and ate some of my Goldfish. Yes, some ravens have figured out how zippers work.
I had a raven open my tail bag in Yellowstone. The guy who witnessed the brazen, egregious theft said that raven was a pro and had the zippers open in a few seconds.
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