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Old 11-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #21
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #22
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1..... dont ever admit you dont have full coverage nor lojack on your bike on a public forum. Get your post deleted if its not already too late.


2..... plenty of alarms w remotes for warning are available online, in stores etc. See our sponsors. If you are contemplating it... its already too late. Get it installed yesterday.

3..... as a guard at the mall if its ok to park where you are deciding to park. I still bring a cable lock for my rear wheel and caliper lock. And I'll check on it periodically. We usually dont stray very far nor stay there for more then 30 minutes.

4..... We use to park the truck somewhere out of the way, ride the bike in, make the purchases and swap the bike for the car for pick up. Of course I live measurable feet from the Woodlands Mall so it was easy for us.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:33 PM   #23
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Park by the door.
Reasons:
1. Sometimes people whip into parking spots and if your bikes in between 2 cars.....it's getting hit 10% of the time.

2. If your staying in there a while, it's harder to steal and in plain view

3. Do cops really care if you are on the sidewalk? Probably not on a good day

4. If you whistle at passing chicks they can hear you better
best advice thus far
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:33 PM   #24
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A few tips -
1) Try parking it up-side-down. It's harder then 773H to push that way.
B) Lay it down in the yellow hash marks. Eveyone that walks out will look at it. Millions of eyes on your bike watching. It's an easy way to increase surveillance.
delta) Crash it right into the bricks. Makes the bike less asthecically desirable to crooks
next) Malls - ride it right inside when someone opens the door. The mall cops will watch it like a hawk. They LIVE for something exciting to play "real cop" with. You may not get a lot of shopping done though.
) Garage - chain a starving pitbull to it and just before you leave, beat the ever lovin pi55 out of him. He'll kill the 773H outta the next thing to open the door. Of course when you go back don't forget to bring a pocket full of raw steak.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:36 PM   #25
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Sometimes people whip into parking spots and if your bikes in between 2 cars.....it's getting hit 10% of the time.
where did you get that statistic?
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Don't park your bike at a mall. Good chance it will get stolen.

If you MUST park it next to a pole so you can chain it up.
True that, best to use your car if you have one.
Lots of bikes get stolen at malls.
Use metro if you have to.
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in fact, you probably shouldn't drive your bike anywhere, cause it will probably get stolen.
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^^^it seems to be coming down to that.
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I parked my bike at baybrook mall numerous amount of times. in the little hashed yellow sector on the right of the first class spot.....got numerous warning tickets but not yet actual tickets. And at Galleria i tend to park in the same place underground...but in front of the valet guys, this way they will always be "staring" at my bike.
Make sure you lock your steering and bring a cable locks for the rear
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I parked my bike at baybrook mall numerous amount of times. in the little hashed yellow sector on the right of the first class spot.....got numerous warning tickets but not yet actual tickets. And at Galleria i tend to park in the same place underground...but in front of the valet guys, this way they will always be "staring" at my bike.
Make sure you lock your steering and bring a cable locks for the rear
baybrook malls has two designated motorcycle parking areas right up front to common entrances
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:49 PM   #31
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I have parked on both sidewalks and the yellow marked spots and havent had any problems. However, I haven't been using my bike a lot for street riding lately. I try to avoid places like the mall and such when I am on the bike. Would rather take Yo Hungra for those types of trips.
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Y would u ride ur bike at the mall anyway? Unless it's ur only transportation I guess but really, wat u gonna buy a pair of jeans? That's all u can fit in a backpack.. Ya don't bring it at all, there is too much stupid going on right now with the holidays, u just got ur bike stolen when some1 else just got a motorcycle for Xmas.. isn't the holidays just peachy!
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Y would u ride ur bike at the mall anyway? Unless it's ur only transportation I guess but really, wat u gonna buy a pair of jeans? That's all u can fit in a backpack..
Second time I've seen something of that nature...
I can buy/pack 3-4 days worth of groceries and a bag of dogfood on a bike.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:10 AM   #34
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Park it like u would park ur bmx bike or wht ever bike u peddle on, when u go to the stores.
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Second time I've seen something of that nature...
I can buy/pack 3-4 days worth of groceries and a bag of dogfood on a bike.
yeah if u live off of frozen dinners and your feeding a small dog
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Y would u ride ur bike at the mall anyway? Unless it's ur only transportation I guess but really, wat u gonna buy a pair of jeans? That's all u can fit in a backpack.. Ya don't bring it at all, there is too much stupid going on right now with the holidays, u just got ur bike stolen when some1 else just got a motorcycle for Xmas.. isn't the holidays just peachy!
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Park it like u would park ur bmx bike or wht ever bike u peddle on, when u go to the stores.
So next time i go to the mall, im gonna chain my F4i to the bike rack!
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yeah if u live off of frozen dinners and your feeding a small dog
Strip Steak, Sirloin steak, 1lb hamburger, 3 chicken , 1/2 gallon milk
1.2qt ice cream, green onions, 2liters coke, cilantro, tomato sauce, salad mix, 2 cans soup, string cheese, shredded lettuce, taco seasoning, marinade and a 7lb bag of dog food... but the dog food is just as easy as a 40lb bag.

That's just a tank & tailbag, backpack adds that much more room.
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i never leave my bike at the mall or movies
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Strip Steak, Sirloin steak, 1lb hamburger, 3 chicken , 1/2 gallon milk
1.2qt ice cream, green onions, 2liters coke, cilantro, tomato sauce, salad mix, 2 cans soup, string cheese, shredded lettuce, taco seasoning, marinade and a 7lb bag of dog food... but the dog food is just as easy as a 40lb bag.

That's just a tank & tailbag, backpack adds that much more room.
Soo dinner at ur house then? )
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