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I had my bike stolen recently

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Bike thieves are low life and should be hung in public in my opinion!  September last year our Suzuki GSX 600F was stolen from behind a locked steel gate.  We were very fortunate to find the person who stole it.  It was taken by fourteen year old out for a bit of a joyride.

Anyway, we caught up with him and managed to knock him off it before he got away.  OK that caused a bit more damage, but at least we got the bike back.  He was prosecuted in the end, but it was the same old story, mum and dad are on the dole and drink all day so of course we got no compensation.

Stolen bike was secured with a disc lock...

The day before yesterday I happened to look out of our dining room window to check on our bike parked outside the house.  The bike was secured with disc lock on rear wheel so we thought that it would be safe!

A GSX 600F, bike thieves are low life What I saw was the back end of our lovely bike disappearing into this rusty old white transit van.  I shouted to my husband Keith, but by then it was too late.  I managed to catch the registration mark of the van before they were out of site and got straight on the phone to the police.

They are now in the process of dealing with theft and trying to track down our bike (we hope)!  Meanwhile, we sit here gutted and agitated hoping we will get it back, although to be honest we don't hold much hope!  Losing our bike feels like winning the lottery and losing the ticket.

By: Samkfm


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Nick

Nick

Are we not all sick and tired of these greedy bankers moaning about their Japanese motorcycles getting stolen in Canary Wharf?
Nick
9th Jan 14 16:42

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Petra

Petra

Most people who work at Canary Wharf are doing ordinary office jobs or working for minimum wage as cleaners, shop assistants or in catering.

Antonio might have saved a long time for that bike or be paying off a loan on it.

I don't remember anyone posting back on this thread to say if they got their property back again. It would be nice to know
Petra
29th Oct 13 12:40

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Dave

Dave

I agree. Don't even mention canary wharf you greedy bankers lawyers accountants all deserve to have your cars/wallets/watches/jewelleries stolen never mind a bike.
Dave
29th Oct 13 12:21

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Lee

Lee

Oh come on a motorbike isn't a big deal for you rich guys working in Canary Wharf is it? Just think of it as a donation to charity and buy a new one. There is an old Chinese saying which goes "You will never get a new one if you don't get rid of the old one".
Lee
29th Oct 13 09:17

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Antonio

Antonio

My Motorbike was stolen today in Canary Wharf, near the PWC building.

Make: KTM
Model: SMC 690
Colour: White/Black
Registration: YJ10 HRM
Area: Canary Wharf, near the PWC building
Date of theft: 28/10/13 14:00-15:00

Please contact 07768416199
Thanks,
AL
Antonio
29th Oct 13 02:15

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Audi

Audi

Hello everyone , I had my believed Honda pcx 125 stolen from my drive way in the space of an hour. The insurance company 1st said they will put an excess of 1250 pounds because it wasn't kept inside my house as stated I will when not in use. I told them I was going back out and wasn't finished riding the bike so I put my chain on and the usual steering lock with anti tamper ignition on. When they realised I took out an excess protection out with the broker they changed the story and now saying I don't have a claim so excess does not come into play. It was a brand new bike straight from the insurance, I have gap policy but that comes into play when they make a settlement . I am left with nothing 1st the thieves robbed me now the insurance company. Can SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME MY EMAIL aaulad@yahoo.com.
Audi
11th Oct 13 23:47

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mike b

mike b

The thing is our so called leader of the states and the federal goverment dont care about us common people,we are here to pay our taxes and listen to (not all) but most of these educated idiots. Because it dose not happen in there suburbs, "but" if it did you would see all of the police force there and if they weren't they would demand it. So money talks, bullshit walk and being educated dose not mean that you know everything and have commonsense, far from it, so good luck guys.and by the way I had a Honda SL350 four road trail bike and it was a collectors item and it was stolen in 2000 and have not seen it since
mike b
29th Mar 11 10:19

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steve

steve

if you dont want your bike to be nicked again, use an Almax 4 chain and with a Squire lock, and lock it to a Hardy Ground Anchor. These are IMPOSSIBLE to bolt crop, hammer, or freeze attack.
steve
6th Feb 11 10:51

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MotorMouthMart

MotorMouthMart

I know exactly where you're coming from. Twice I have had my bike stolen from home even though I had paid out for the insurance recommended security lock and chain and still it went.

I thought long and hard about this and researched on the internet for the right product. Nothing actually fitted the bill properly.

Eventually I designed my own and the guy who made it for me now makes them on request for people I recommend. If you telephone Tom on 01480 216077 and tell him you want a Martin Bike post, he will know what you want. It's not his normal job and he makes them to order.

The posts are a 3 feett long T section of 1/2 inch steel with a hole for a chain and 4 holes for bolting to the wall. You bury 18" of it into the ground and cement it in and then rag bolt the upper bit to the wall. Then when you chain your love to it it's a significant deterrent.

I've had a number of attacks since but all have failed thanks to my post.
MotorMouthMart
12th Apr 10 10:16

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Terry

Terry

The first sentence of this gripe is very appropriate. The death penalty is far better a deterrent for harming somebody than a bloody ASBO.
Terry
10th Jan 10 19:00

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Pissed off

Pissed off

Yeah I know how you feel. Yesterday I parked my bike right outside of a borders, U-Locked to a bike lock post. I came out and four my U-Lock cut and my bike gone. I can't afford another one and I called the cops but that wont do much. I seriously wish these low life looser gets hit by cars and die a slow and horrid death. If there was a push to restate capital punishment for such theft I will be first in line to sign and support!
Pissed off
31st Jul 09 12:34

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MikeP

MikeP

Well done Steve J. If the police had caught them, and there's a big if, they would probably have got off with a warning or a slap on the wrist. It would also have been a total waste of time and public money.

It's a sad reflection on the state of things that usually law abiding citizens have to take the law into their own hands, thus transgressing the laws, but it seems the only way.
MikeP
30th Mar 09 09:56

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Theif Hater

Theif Hater

Steve J. - You have my utmost respect. A heart warming story indeed :o)
Theif Hater
30th Mar 09 09:33

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Steve .J (Mad Dog)

Steve .J (Mad Dog)

I can only sympathise, but I know what it's like to lose a vehicle... Luckily, the 19 year old low life cretin that tried to steal one of my bikes chose the wrong day...
I was visiting my elderly mother and disabled sister and had left my Honda CB750F2 (220kg) parked on the drive, with just the steering lock on, as it is normally safe and quite!

Wrong!!! It appears that any one of the low life sad sh***s can attack at any time.

Their attitude is "if it moves" I'll take it! And have some fun... One of the neighbours saw the lad sit on it and break the steering lock and that set the data tool alarm off!

He was caught by three other bikers, all whom I know and they dealt with him, in the old way ;-)
Let's just say he crawled home very slowly and bleeding.... I don't think he'll try that again.

I was lucky! others are not... There can only be one way of dealing with scum like these and that is too kick the sh** out of them, including their family ;-) If they do not pay-up!
Steve .J (Mad Dog)
29th Mar 09 23:31

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Richard

Richard

I've been saving all summer for a motorbike, tomorrow I pay off the final installment for it, and yesterday it was stolen from right outside my front door. I'm gutted, insurance company aren't going to cover me either, because stupidly I had forgotten to put the lock on. These little f***ers haven't just stolen my bike, they've stolen my summer. I hope they crash the bike and die.
Richard
4th Sep 08 10:13

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