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This is from the R6 forum. Just posted yesterday:

"Wow guys it was an unreal night. So I go over to my buddies house to watch game 2 of the heat vs. mavricks last night and I drove over there because it was too chilly to ride. So game is over and a bunch of us are just sitting around when out of the front window we see a shady looking van roll by really slow with its headlights off. I knew drive by's didn't happen in this neighboorhood so I ask everyone where there bikes are. My buddy just got a 2006 LE R1 and it was parked in the garage. We all go out back to throw some hot dogs on the grill and I go inside to go grab some pop out of the garage. I open the door to the garage and there are 3 guys in the garage with the van pulled backed up to the garage. One guy is sitting on the bike with the keys in hand (my buddy leaves the keys on a key holder in the garage. And the other 2 are standing in front of the garage watching out. So I yell "Guys call the cops!" I look at the guy on the bike, "Get the *uck outta here man 5-0 is on the way." Now i've got some muscle to me, 6'1" 190lbs and I've been fighting MMA for like a year but I dont feel like getting into a brawl with 3 criminals who more then likley have a gun or knife on them. The guy on the bike jumps off and starts to walk twords me. I went into survival mode. I don't even think and jack the guy in the face and knock him on his ass. His buddies come after me and one sticks me in the face really good. My buddy comes out who's pretty big too after hearing all of this from inside and beats the shit outta the guy who sticks me. The other cat who was first on the bike gets back up and comes after me again. Now for those of you who dont know I had my bike stolen last summer so its a sensitve subject for me. Now that its pretty much 2 on 2 ( the other thief is knocked out) I decide I'm gonna make these *ssholes pay for everyone who has ever had their bike jacked. I stick the one dude bad in the face and grab him by the arm and wrap it up against my body. I take him down to the ground and roll over. Now i've got this dick in an all out armbar. For those of you who dont know its an MMA subbmission hold that basically damn near breaks your arm. Yeah, it hurts. This dude is SCREAMING IN PAIN. All I could think about was the pain I felt having my *hit stolen so I pull harder. He's taping my arm and i'm almost laughing that this guy is trying to tap out haha. Finally I pull until his body can't take it anymore and I hear a snap. Broke that scum bags arm. It looked bad too I almost kinda felt bad for a splitsecond. Just as the other 2 are getting ready to leave the cops come flying in the driveway. They arrest all 3 and make me and my boy get looked at by medics (I had a nasty black eye and a few cuts). The cops are taking the report down and the one asks me, "hey just curious, how did that guys arm get broken?" "ummmmm, he might have fallen I think in the struggle." "Oh, yea I guess his picked the wrong garage to fall in huh?" He was laughing about it. Well luckily the arrested the guys for criminal tresspassing, breaking and entering, and attempted grand theft auto. 2 of them had warrents for snatchin bikes in the city and I would guess will be gettin locked up. There's gonna be a court date for all 3 that we are going to have to testify in. The worst part about this was my buddies bike was on a pitbull stand and somehow the bike came loose and got knocked over during all of this. Fell down and just has some comestic damage, broken mirror and a few scratches. Luckily none of us got hurt. Cops said basically all my crap was self defense since they were in my buddies place but I'm just thankful none of us got hurt. Somehow someway they had some sort of electrical device that tripped his garage door opener and opend the door. He called a local security company and is going to have a survelience system installed next week."

Moral of the story, if you're stealing an R1... and one of those Ultimate Fighting dudes tells you to leave... maybe take his advice?

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27660

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Just goes to show you don't have to cut the thief's hand off as is the custom in some communities - just very painfully break the arm(s)attached to the hand(s) - thus the lesson is learned. A bike is PERSONAL property. Motorcycle thieves should be shown no mercy.
 

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I agree. Show no mercy. I hope that theif was in agony as it sounds like he was. Bastards! You don't mess with another man's bike! :twisted: They'll do that here in chicago and every big city I imagine- steal your stuff during the day even while you're home. Sad thing is that those theives will probably be back on the street in no time b/c the prison's are so crowded to begin with.

I use to have an R6 (hence the name joer6) and was always worried when I took it on long trips that someone would snatch it while I was sleeping at Super 8 (only the finest motels for me :roll: ) All it takes is three guys and a pick-up truck to steal a 600 - no matter what locks you use. FJR is a little heavier so hopefully those theives will look elsewhere.

When traveling all I have is a disc lock at night. Anyone have any suggestions to disuade theives from snatching an fjr?
 

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I usually try to stay away from urban areas, and pick motels where I can park by my door. (though sometimes I don't pick the best, right 20v?) That's about the extent of my security measures.

Sportbikes are hot targets for shits with a van. *angry*

One Ducati guy has been watching his custom parts (from his stolen bike) being fenced on eBay, and the police won't do anything.

My favorite story are the guys in Britain somewhere that set out a bait bike, then beat the would-be thieves within inches of their lives. Maybe we could sponsor that?



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Liquidsilver said:
My favorite story are the guys in Britain somewhere that set out a bait bike, then beat the would-be thieves within inches of their lives. Maybe we could sponsor that?
This approach is music to my ears. I'm sure a "near death experience" with appropriate tissue regrowth period would be both "most enlightening" for the baitee and extremely satisfying for the baiter(s)

Its always a concern when you walk away from the bike in a public place. Light bikes can be lifted, bikes and cars even with locked wheels can be dragged particularly if coarse sand or glass beads are spread on the wheel path.

Realistically, sound alarms that supposedly attract attention from people nearby are treated as a nuisance and ignored. The best you can hope for is to slow the bastards up by making the removal job as difficult as possible in the hope of making it all too hard for them. A motion sensor that activates a concealed GPS sender and some form of communicating alarm from bike to phone could provide an opportunity to casually walk up to the thief on the job and begin the "learning process". The GPS sender could help recover the bike - hidden well it could provide enough time to get the police involved or to get "geared up" for the recovery if the quiet personal approach is preferred.
 

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When travelling I always lock the FJR with a Xena disc alarm. The bike is covered at night, attracts less attention. Park close to the motel room door or window in clear view. Then in the day time if into a store or restraunt for a while, Xena disc alarm and leave the well worn 357 holster empty, in clear view.
 

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:D You have my vote !!!!! I found I guy messing with my bike last year when I asked him to get of it, as he was trying a screwdriver in the ignition. He seemed relly pissed of and he thought that it would be okay to be verbaly abusive and when he was getting of the bike his attitude clearly showed that I better be ready to fight. It was at that point that I thought that Iwould give him some help to get of my bike and hit him in the head with a perfectly placed turning kick of my back foot. You would have thought the guy had been shot he was just coming to when the police arrived and they figured out what happened in about two minutes. Turns out this guy was well known to the police. The police actually told me the guy fell getting of the bike HA Ha. The guy had a broken nose broke cheek bone and 4 broken teeth.
Oh forgot to say am a 4 Dan Black belt in Tae Kwon-Do and been training for almost sixteen years. Never know whats going to happen when you try tp steal somebodys stuff in Sotland. Should have done the arm bar thing when the guy was out, but don't think the police would have been too happy cause I would have probably still been pullin on it when they got there Ok guys see ya. :roll:
 
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