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Old 11-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I hope you get it back in one piece, undamaged.

Failing that, I hope you get it back in many little pieces, after the scrote that nicked it plowed into a wall.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if you are familair with London it was a bike parking area in Sycamore St. Which is on the corner of Old Street and Goswell Street.
It had a disc lock on it and of course the steering lock and immobiliser, but i'm told the modus operandi is to pull a transit van up to the bike, poke a scaffold tube through the front wheel and lift the wheel off the ground.
Two men then just drag the bike up a ramp into the van, and they're off! Takes about 20 seconds, top.
it was only after the event that i noticed the area has no CCTV on the bays, and there are pull up chain bolts in the ground. Although these were pretty much covered in leaves and crud.
****ty mate :/ Yeah they're very organised, I wouldn't be surprised if it was robbed to order. Hope you get it back, and failing that have insurance be nice.. I cover mine and have an almax on it, so hope to think that it's out of the ****er's sight and mind.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think you are lucky to live in a country where the police actually care! Here, in South Africa the South African Police Service (SAPS) have little interest in vehicle theft and certainly not in recovery. It is therefore up to the individual either to (i) fit a tracker device and pay a company to try and recover it, or (2) insure yourself against the inevitable -- every South African has had at least one if not more vehicles stolen in the past 10-15 years.

All that said, I really hope you get your bike back, or at least the insurance pays you out sufficient to replace it with something to the value that you lost.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think you are lucky to live in a country where the police actually care!

I reported the theft at 6.00pm on Thursday
I got a letter through the post Saturday morning stating that they would not be pursuing the case any further. They must have spent all of - oh, thirty seconds - thinking that one over.
To be honest though, i didn't expect anything other than that response.

on the bright side. What next? Another Speedy, new Street Triple R, or a Tuono
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I reported the theft at 6.00pm on Thursday
I got a letter through the post Saturday morning stating that they would not be pursuing the case any further. They must have spent all of - oh, thirty seconds - thinking that one over.
To be honest though, i didn't expect anything other than that response.

on the bright side. What next? Another Speedy, new Street Triple R, or a Tuono

Its frustrating that theres not a lot that can be done but lines of enquiry cant just be plucked out of thin air. You said yourself theres no CCTV and if no eye witness has come forward saying they saw a bike being stolen and loaded into van VRM XXXXXX then what else would you expect realistically be done? Your VRM will be on the police computer with a stolen marker and if it triggers a camera while on the move somewhere in the next few weeks trust me when I say units will react. One thing you can garuantee is you wont find an officer who a) doesnt like arresting criminals 2) will turn down the chance of a pursuit.

I really feel your pain but failing that it really sounds this is a case of it being found before much else can be done

Just my two cents...
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i know my last post sounded like it was a dig at the police. it wasn't. i am just realistic enough to know that not much could have been done with so little to go on. However.....
i got a call last night to tell me it had been found!
a biker saw the front end of it poking out from behind a skip in an alleyway. Thought it was suspicious, and called the police.
The bike had been used as transport in a smash n grab raid, and has suffered some damage, as well as the broken steering lock and ignition barrel.
it has been taken to forensics and i should get a call in a couple of days.
somewhat rbolstering my faith in fellow bikers, the police, and mankind in general.
Well, except insurance companies. i have yet to deal with them
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i know my last post sounded like it was a dig at the police. it wasn't. i am just realistic enough to know that not much could have been done with so little to go on. However.....
i got a call last night to tell me it had been found!
a biker saw the front end of it poking out from behind a skip in an alleyway. Thought it was suspicious, and called the police.
The bike had been used as transport in a smash n grab raid, and has suffered some damage, as well as the broken steering lock and ignition barrel.
it has been taken to forensics and i should get a call in a couple of days.
somewhat rbolstering my faith in fellow bikers, the police, and mankind in general.
Well, except insurance companies. i have yet to deal with them
Thats brilliant news! - as soon as I read your initial post I thought its likely oging ot be used in a smash and grab. Youve probably guessed Im met plod myself and everytime there is one of these it seems triples are the getaway veh of choice!..

Hope it all goes well with the insurers..
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thats brilliant news! - as soon as I read your initial post I thought its likely oging ot be used in a smash and grab. Youve probably guessed Im met plod myself and everytime there is one of these it seems triples are the getaway veh of choice!..

Hope it all goes well with the insurers..
I've heard that from a variety of places... Why is that? They're hardly inconspicuous?? They're fast yes, but there's faster.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Good news indeed!!

I'm guessing that they're the bike of choice rather because they're easier to steal maybe??
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So...was yours the bike used in the infamous mall robbery? If so, that's quite a coincidence! You're famous!
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