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Old 10-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Pissed Effing Thieves !!!

I just want to vent a little...
So yesterday morning somewhere between 7 and 10 am some little bastard walked away with my tankbag. they actually took the time to unzip it from the magnetic base and stole it.
Luckily (?) it only had breakdown stuff like tools, tubes, compressor, first aid kit etc in it and the bag itself was a little worn, but dammit now I gotta replace it and its not like that stuff would be of any use unless that person rides, which if it was a fellow rider-
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits" !!

Anyway word of warning fellow riders: The bastards are out there, don't leave anything on your bike!
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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I just want to vent a little...
So yesterday morning somewhere between 7 and 10 am some little bastard walked away with my tankbag. they actually took the time to unzip it from the magnetic base and stole it.
Luckily (?) it only had breakdown stuff like tools, tubes, compressor, first aid kit etc in it and the bag itself was a little worn, but dammit now I gotta replace it and its not like that stuff would be of any use unless that person rides, which if it was a fellow rider-
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits" !!

Anyway word of warning fellow riders: The bastards are out there, don't leave anything on your bike!
That is a shame. I haven't had that experience, but my tool kit is a marvel of functional cheapness. I hope yours was too.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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I just want to vent a little...
So yesterday morning somewhere between 7 and 10 am some little bastard walked away with my tankbag. they actually took the time to unzip it from the magnetic base and stole it.
Luckily (?) it only had breakdown stuff like tools, tubes, compressor, first aid kit etc in it and the bag itself was a little worn, but dammit now I gotta replace it and its not like that stuff would be of any use unless that person rides, which if it was a fellow rider-
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits" !!
Crackheads/Methheads/Kidiots will steal anything and try to sell it. It doesn't necessarily have to be a rider that's doing it. That said, fellow riders steal BIKES all the time.

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Anyway word of warning fellow riders: The bastards are out there, don't leave anything on your bike!
Or secure it better if you don't want to take it with you. Lock it to the bike with a PacSafe net, and put an alarm on the bike. Then they're usually more likely to go somewhere else and find easier pickings.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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this is the reason I'm working on additional hard luggage capacity for my bike. not that anything been stolen yet, but having owned convertibles and bikes for almost my entire adult life it's a fact that if you leave something in less than a hard container fixed in some fashion to something that weighs more than a person can carry more than a foot solo don't "count on it" being there 24/7. all it takes is a stop somewhere and a glance in another direction...

and don't get me started on pickpockets and other slight of hand artists...
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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I just want to vent a little...
So yesterday morning somewhere between 7 and 10 am some little bastard walked away with my tankbag. they actually took the time to unzip it from the magnetic base and stole it.
Luckily (?) it only had breakdown stuff like tools, tubes, compressor, first aid kit etc in it and the bag itself was a little worn, but dammit now I gotta replace it and its not like that stuff would be of any use unless that person rides, which if it was a fellow rider-
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits" !!

Anyway word of warning fellow riders: The bastards are out there, don't leave anything on your bike!
Where are you located and what do you need? I'm sure inmates with extra stuff would be happy to help if you let us know.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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I got an extra marsee tank bag you can have if you want.
It is kinda big about 15" from front to back, kind of a flat bottom. Let me know if it will work for you.

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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There is a reason they put that zipper on there... And it isn't for the thieves.


I had a laptop taken out of a backpack strapped to my bike this Summer. Thieving Bastards SUCK!!!

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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Anyway word of warning fellow riders: The bastards are out there, don't leave anything on your bike!

"The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana"
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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Wow that sucks, too bad you didn't have a live rattlesnake in there.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #10
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Wow that sucks, too bad you didn't have a live rattlesnake in there.
lol wtf
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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Wow, I can't even GIVE that tank bag away to a noob!
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:08 AM   #12
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Wow, I can't even GIVE that tank bag away to a noob!
Maybe a bigger photo would have helped?


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Old 11-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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"The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana"
I wanted to buy into that, I really did. Then someone cut the brake and shifter cables on my moutain bike, loosened the stem on the steer tube and stole my handle bar, stem, shifters, bar ends, brake levers and grips. They took it all as an assembly, leaving my frame and fork dangling from the U lock on the fence. University of Montana - Missoula, 1997. This was in broad daylight while I was in class for an hour or so. I got to take a long walk down to the Bicycle Hangar with my bike in two pieces after class. I also got a BMX bike to ride to class after that.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #14
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Thanks guys, and thanks for the offer Jeveretts.
I've been looking at some new hard luggage options (ie lockable) and will definitely secure stuff better in future. Looks like the hardest thing to replace is gonna be the tool kit I had, everything I'm seeing is either crap, comes in a huge case or has junk I don't want to carry.
What are guys getting for a good compact kit w/ sockets and a few metric wrenches ?
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:05 PM   #15
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I'm sure this has been posted before, but it's a pretty enlightening read..

Words from a former bike thief:

http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/...orcycle_thief/

http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/..._operator_ama/

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