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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 10-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #13
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Maybe a bigger photo would have helped?


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Old 10-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #14
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Bad deal. I havent had a bag stolen yet but, I took a proactive approach. I bought 1/8" steel cable and crimps at the hardware store. Ran the cable through a nylon loop at the back of the bag and crimped it back on itself. made a loop in the other end and ran it under the seat to a seat post that the front seat snaps down on.
May not keep it from getting stolen but, thieves are gonna have to work at it. I also don't keep anything of much value in it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #15
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Bad deal. I havent had a bag stolen yet but, I took a proactive approach. I bought 1/8" steel cable and crimps at the hardware store. Ran the cable through a nylon loop at the back of the bag and crimped it back on itself. made a loop in the other end and ran it under the seat to a seat post that the front seat snaps down on.
May not keep it from getting stolen but, thieves are gonna have to work at it. I also don't keep anything of much value in it.

Don't suppose that thieves might have a knife available do you? How much work would it be to cut that nylon strap ?


I just don't let the bike out of my sight if I can't take the stuff with me.
It's really limiting but I'm paranoid for a reason. I'll eat fast food and sit close to the door with a view of the bike etc.
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