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Offline VMX247

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Lockup/Security and Systems in place !!
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:16:49 PM »
Looking around the forums and found these few:
1) Always check if someone is behind when your getting close to home and if your suss, pull over or go around the block.

2) Never display your trailer or gear outside your house, it's like a bill board for thieves.
Too many stickers can also be an attraction on your transport vehicle.

3) Never use your address to join any club, entry form, survey or license, or at a bike shop. These records are either kept on a computer or the hard copies are filed and when any of these are lost or stolen, its like a smorgasbord for criminals. They have everything they want to clean you out. Use a PO Box address or a relative or friends address that doesn't have bikes.

4) Do not use Facebook, Twitter or any website to talk about when your going on holiday or what you have and when your going out to see the local DJ etc. It just lets assholes know how much time they have when your not home. If you advertise where you are, a smart criminal will know what to say if they get questioned to cover their ass.

5) Alarm your garage, use every lock available and insure your bike. Don't leave your unlocked trailer with bikes prepacked in your garage or yard for an easy take.

6) Just because you deal with a reputable company for parts or repairs etc, don't for a minute believe that all employees are model citizens, there are turds amongst us.

7) if you know a scumbag that is involved in this, have some balls, tell the police and lets stop these bacteria from ruining others lives..

anymore too add ?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 04:50:40 PM by VMX247 »
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 07:04:37 PM »
As well as locking bikes to the floor (which is a must), you can use disc locks which have (very loud) audible alarms and if placed on the rear sprocket (key way facing in) are nearly impossible to belt off. I have them on all my bikes when they're in the shed and you can put them on at meetings or in your trailer. If you even tap the bike it'll go off and if you have a few of them in the one place they all go off creating quite a racket!  :D. I've had to modify some to fit but I've managed to get them on all of them.

Also if you have an alarm system it's worth bugger all if it's not monitored. Bit like a mine field. You have to keep an eye on it!  People never go to investigete an alarm going off but if it's monitored, the company can either ring you or have a car despatched to check it out. If it's a reputable company (put their big stickers on all your windows), most theives will move onto a softer target.

If you think it all costs too much, then have a couple of bikes knocked off. That'll change your thinking.  :-[

It's good peace of mind...... :)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2010, 07:06:35 PM by All Things 414 »

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 07:48:12 PM »
Take the front wheel off and store it separately  ;) 8).

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 11:27:57 PM »
security cameras i have 4 around my house.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 01:52:17 PM »
Use a Honda bike cover it will stop your Harley getting stolen.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 01:56:17 PM »
Now thats sensible legislation from the UK regarding the use of man traps.....except in houses between sunset and sunrise as a defence against burglars.[1] [/i] [/i]  ;D

Historically man-traps were mechanical devices for catching poachers and trespassers. The devices have taken many forms, the most usual being like a large foothold trap, the steel springs being armed with teeth which met in the victim's leg. Since 1827, they have been illegal in England, except in houses between sunset and sunrise as a defence against burglars.[1]
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 02:43:17 PM »
Now thats sensible legislation from the UK regarding the use of man traps.....except in houses between sunset and sunrise as a defence against burglars.[1] [/i] [/i]  ;D

Historically man-traps were mechanical devices for catching poachers and trespassers. The devices have taken many forms, the most usual being like a large foothold trap, the steel springs being armed with teeth which met in the victim's leg. Since 1827, they have been illegal in England, except in houses between sunset and sunrise as a defence against burglars.[1]
I would double check that. I would be most surprised if it was true. I can think of about a dozen issues with the implications. What if you got the wrong person - say someone from the family - a son coming home late, unannounced and dunk(ish)? Whats 'reasonable force', what warnings etc.

Australian law closely follows UK law and I'm 99.9% sure all mantraps are illegal. Even smoke bombs on entry to stop them from finding 'the stuff', if they caused any probs, real or 'arguable', they would make you liable.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 04:45:53 PM »
Even smoke bombs on entry to stop them from finding 'the stuff', if they caused any probs, real or 'arguable', they would make you liable.

Bloody nanny state, I think shotgun taped to a chair with string to the door handle should be just fine on your own property.

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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 04:52:50 PM »
8 ) Live somewhere that doesn't suck.
9) Good neighbours are worth their weight in gold. Our neighbours on both sides have questioned friends who have been here when we haven't - they keep an eye on our shit, we are more than happy to return the favour (this obviously relates back to #8 also).

While I take the security of my bikes fairly seriously (including following most of the tips Alison listed), I'm yet to even have an attempted bugulary *touches wood*.

And while there's a few notable exceptons, I still firmly believe that the theft of VMX bikes is more opportunistic than anything - if you were a dirty stinkin' thief, and for equal effort you could have either a late model MXer or an old bike, you'd go for the newer bike everytime - newer bikes are a lot easier to lose in the crowd, if nothing else.



« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 04:59:40 PM by Nathan S »
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 04:58:01 PM »
Even smoke bombs on entry to stop them from finding 'the stuff', if they caused any probs, real or 'arguable', they would make you liable.

Bloody nanny state, I think shotgun taped to a chair with string to the door handle should be just fine on your own property.


Yeah, well there goes the easy solution maybe will have just think of something that will do the job and has no possibility for mistakes - to the bad boys or friend and family.

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 06:30:21 PM »
i also have 5 hand raised birds 3 sun conure 1 cockatiel 1 indian ringneck we got broken into about 1 year ago,the dumbass theif was already in the garage were the bikes are but decided to come into the kitchen were the birds are in their cage at night.the birds get used to your habits and when someone walked into the kitchen at 1 in the morning with a torch it not only woke us up but the neighbours on either side :o.in the end all he escaped with was about 10 smokes and a brown streak in his pants ;D,hope the lolife bastard chocked on the smokes and died.cheers gary

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 07:40:10 PM »
Dog,s are great,i have a german shorthaired pointer which is the friendliest mutt out but if any strangers come to the door she has the most beautiful bark.

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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2010, 11:20:25 PM »
I live in a supposedly high risk suburb and have had the pleasure of being broken into twice in 20 years. Luckily I haven't lost any bikes or cars but on both occasions I lost a number of tools. Luckily insurance replaced them. Since the last time I've installed CCTV surveilance (it's as cheap as shit these days), motion detectors and try to remember to remove the front wheels off the bikes and store them in another location. Most importantly, I remember to lock all three garage doors any time I'm not in there. I also share a high security storage lockup with a couple of mates where we keep some bikes and parts.

While I haven't lost any bikes, just before Christmas some low scuzzball stole the personalised number plates from my Jeep while it was parked in the driveway. The RTA has informed me that they can't reissue the plates to me as they're on the police radar as stolen and it's doubtful the originals will ever be found. They were used on a VT Commodore to steal a tank of gas from the local 7-11 a week after being stolen and haven't been seen since. The plates were a 21st birthday present (39 years ago!) and were a sentimental link to my late Dad so it really upset me to lose them, probably for good. I've now fitted those one way style bolts to the plates on both cars but it's a bit late with the Jeep.

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Re: Lockup's
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 02:02:12 AM »
any disc locks in particular you find good for teh dirt bikes 414?

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 06:07:09 AM »
Bastards!!!! Woke up about 2am with very vivid images of coming home and finding the front door open with the locks busted off  :o :-\  ::).