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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 05:32 PM
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Ok? Not helpful. I live in a small town. And u need more than a few guys to lift a vtx. Anyone got helpful replies?

not so funny,

I live in a Small town in Ohio.. last summer.. a 3 week old HD road glide with HD alarm system

parked at the front door of a local bar at 1pm lunch... 1/2 hour later is was gone... no noise.. no one seen anything....

any alarm system can be defeated.. any lock can be unlocked...

its just Time and Noise..

Like I said 3 guys and a truck .. and its GONE.
I shell not return to this post.. best of luck.



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It will be in a garage most of the time. Trying to find a trailer for taking to shows too

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OK, I was wrong, 2 strong or 3 average guys.



It is a three step process to get your bike safely and effectively into your truck.
  1. First, turn your handlebars to the left so that the bike does not roll out. Grab the right handle with one hand and the axle with the other, and lift the front of the bike onto the truck bed.
  2. Lift the bike up again until the engine is also resting in the truck bed.
  3. Grab the rear axle and pull the back tire into the truck.
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Let alone a van with a sliding side door. Pull van up to block view, open sliding door, load bike, and gone. Likely the method used in the example Chuck sited. With a little practice, 'Gone in Sixty Seconds'.
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The best security is a locked garage. And, sorry to say, I have seen that fail. But, it's about the best you can do. Aside from that, Insure it for it is worth to YOU! Not replacement value. A bit more expensive (not killer) but, again there is little else to do. I have a separate rider on mine (due to plating, painting, and polishing) that will soon be worth more than the bikes current "value". I pay the premium, lock the garage, and go on with life. It would sure ruin my day if it were stolen but, it would not be the end of the world. Not a loved one, just a machine.
^^^^^THIS!!!!
Tell the insurance company about the wicked expensive paint, custom work, and accessories. Tell them you want collision and comprehensive coverage for $◊◊◊◊◊ value and then pay the premium they state.
My 1800 books around $4k. With my paint, seats, pipes, accessories, and blood/sweat/tears investment, I've asked the insurance to cover me for a $10k reimbursement. It costs me $50 per year more than normal, but now I park it anywhere I want without any alarm. No lost sleep over it.
In fact, I even day dream about how I might build a bike differently if it ever did disappear.
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We have that magnificent fork lock also, donít forget to use it.
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Let alone a van with a sliding side door. Pull van up to block view, open sliding door, load bike, and gone. Likely the method used in the example Chuck sited. With a little practice, 'Gone in Sixty Seconds'.
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Didn't stop this thief.

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We have that magnificent fork lock also, donít forget to use it.
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A cover. I had a custom VTX and I never locked it up, never put alarms on it and parked it everywhere I rode it including hotels and motels all over. Only thing I ever did was throw a cover over it at night.
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BTW, Did the same thing with my custom Road Glide, my CVO Ultra Classic and my Arlen Ness Victory Cross Country and not one was ever touched with the cover on them.









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