Kawasaki Ninja ZX Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So last night I was awakened by the cops pounding on my door at 3:30 in the morning. Apparently 3 black dudes attempted to jack my bike. They picked it up and moved it about 100 yds away to a pavilion near my apartment building. A neighbor called the cops as it looked "suspicious." The cops arrested all 3 dudes. All said and done, I lost some sleep and they managed to bust the ignition switch off the top triple. Looks to be about $300 for parts and a little time for me to get everything tore down and put back together. I dont have access to a garage currently. Does anyone have any recommendations on security? I have a GPS on it but I am now considering a disc lock that has an alarm. My bedroom is only about 40 feet from where I park it.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
58,569 Posts
Good thing they caught the bastards. I wonder if they can be forced to pay for repairs.
If they picked the bike up, not too much can be done for security. Disc locks won't do any good and might bend a rotor if you forget to take it off or if someone tries rolling it. Can get pricey for repairs either way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
I live in an apartment when down at school and have been thinking about this exact thing... All I can come up with is leave it in the back of my truck with a cable lock through the rim and to something secure on the truck..

Have yet to do it, but within the next month or so I will be bringing it down here from home so I will try to post pics if I remember
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,616 Posts
WTF....glad they got the fuckers! Glad your bike isn't too messed up either...grrrrr. :angry
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
11,782 Posts
Nothing will stop someone from taking it if they REALLY want it. But any deterrent will help. The more noticeable, the better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Maybe drop a couple bucks on a gift certificate or something for those neighbors. My neighbors would be like "Ha ha, they're stealing that jackasses bike".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
I sleep pretty hard for about 3 hrs a night. It blows my wife's mind how I go into a borderline coma. My new thoughts are to make sure I cover it up and put a Xena disc lock that has a tamper sensor in it. From the reviews it appears that they are somewhat sensitive. It makes me think that if they are removing the cover it might set it off and thus deter them.

@185 the cops said the judge should award punitive or restoration damages to me but not to expect the money for about 5-6 months if they dudes can even pay it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
A big heavy lock run through something that can't be removed or cut? Covers help, outta sight outta mind as they say.

Get a place with a garage? Main floor unit and put the bike inside?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
XENA locks are really good, i just ordered one, they have alarms in them 120db, and if you forget its on there as soon as you move the bike it beeps so you won't mess up your rotors. Glad they didn't get your bike, by the way what kind of GPS do you have on your bike?
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top