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Old 07-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #21
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There are a lot of keyboard jockeys on here, I fall into too sometimes. But for real, best and safest is a storage unit, which there probably is one near you since you live in an apartment complex. Rod used to do that before I met him, it sucked because you do need to be aware of their hours of operation (his would close at 10pm). Check it out at least.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #22
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"I don't like the truth so I'm going to pretend I didn't hear it."
Hey man, I hear the truth, but I already own the bike, and the mistake. I'm not crying that life ain't fair, I'm trying to do what I can to keep it from happening again. I'm just asking about a good lock to make the best of a less than ideal situation. Thanks to the one person that actually suggested a lock. So yeah I'm about people jumping in and talking about I already know, and especially you Popo, you seemed like good enough people when I met you at Miranda's, guess that's 2 errors in judgement to come out of this event.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #23
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #25
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #26
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theft coverage and prayers lol
Im a locksmith so i know a little about this. Chains will make them work longer, but with the pussified public, even if someone saw something they would either walk away or get fooled by the " I lost my key" line. Im happy to get you some serious ABUS chain and a good lock if you a want it, but be warned, parking in an apt complex is a recipe for disaster.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #27
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Now that I come back inside from baking stripping a motor casing... Storage Unit can be bad as well. Just couple weeks ago some perps jumped the fence at psycho petes and broke into 7 units, while we were on the other side of the building working on bikes. We never heard a thing and all management knows is they came over the fence from the apartment complex. Probably same dicks who stole Pete's helmet right outside the door.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #28
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I would agree theft coverage is the best option. Anytime you mention on motohouston about having a motorcycle in an apt complex you will get the same response every time. I have my bike in an apt complex and know any day I walk out it could be gone so I lock and cover it up everyday. If it's gone that's why I pay insurance. In the end if they want it they will take it whether in a parking lot or garage.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #29
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Good luck with keeping it at the apartment. I had a similar situation to you long ago when I was in my younger 20s, which is the reason why I never purchased a motorcycle.

Regardless, everyone should have comprehensive coverage if you live in Houston. You can do whatever you want to secure your bike, but if it's at an apartment, they'll find a way to get it if they really want.

I think storage is your best option; either that or leave it at someone's place nearby if they're willing.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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If you live in an apartment and parking it there is the ONLY option...

Then you need to wait on bike ownership. I had one locked up in sight of the pool and office.
You could see where they drug it through a breezeway and probably threw it in the back of a truck.

If they want it, they will have it. You can't stop them.

Take up RC car racing or competitive cup stacking. You don't want to have anything valuable while you live in apartments. I got broken into also :(

Insurance is the best you can hope for, but remember they are only gonna give you blue book, all of what you paid, all the interest, any accessories are lost.
Not an option... I love riding too much, and it saves me $200 a month in gas money. It keeps me sane.

Progressive gives NADA.... which for a 650r or SV650, is higher than what they are going for on the used market. Apparently, NADA is really high for 650r, just slightly high for sv650. Plus, they cover up to $3k in accessories... or say they do. I'll know within a month. You can get more accessory coverage, but it costs more.
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and especially you Popo, you seemed like good enough people when I met you at Miranda's, guess that's 2 errors in judgement to come out of this event.
I am good people: I'm not telling you what you want to hear, and lying to you in the process.
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and especially you Popo, you seemed like good enough people when I met you at Miranda's, guess that's 2 errors in judgement to come out of this event.
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It's tough when a lot of people have had bikes stolen at apartment complexes, but owning a bike and living in an apartment isn't a guarantee that it'll get stolen. I've known guys who have never owned a house, always rented apartments and ridden for many years without ever having had a bike stolen. The chances go up because the bike is easier to access, but as everyone keeps mentioning, if they want the bike, they'll get it. If Jim Pruett's gun store can get robbed by people climbing in through the roof, I'm pretty sure that a determined enough thief isn't going to be bothered by a garage door.

Take all the precautions you can, but theft coverage is the only thing that'll get you back on two wheels IF she gets taken. Lo-Jack can be stripped off in a matter of minutes and the $1'000 you would have paid for it would have been a waste. A chain can be cut. Disk locks can be removed. Every preventative measure you take CAN potentially be bypassed, but crime is based on opportunity and the more measures you take, the less of an opportunity they have. At the end of the day, though, even 0.0001% is enough of an opportunity for anyone driven enough.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #36
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It's tough when a lot of people have had bikes stolen at apartment complexes, but owning a bike and living in an apartment isn't a guarantee that it'll get stolen. I've known guys who have never owned a house, always rented apartments and ridden for many years without ever having had a bike stolen. The chances go up because the bike is easier to access, but as everyone keeps mentioning, if they want the bike, they'll get it. If Jim Pruett's gun store can get robbed by people climbing in through the roof, I'm pretty sure that a determined enough thief isn't going to be bothered by a garage door.

Take all the precautions you can, but theft coverage is the only thing that'll get you back on two wheels IF she gets taken. Lo-Jack can be stripped off in a matter of minutes and the $1'000 you would have paid for it would have been a waste. A chain can be cut. Disk locks can be removed. Every preventative measure you take CAN potentially be bypassed, but crime is based on opportunity and the more measures you take, the less of an opportunity they have. At the end of the day, though, even 0.0001% is enough of an opportunity for anyone driven enough.


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Old 07-03-2013, 07:23 AM   #37
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When I lived in apt I used a storage unit right down the road with no issue. However, if you don't like that route you can make it as difficult as possible. LoJack, movement sensor alarm with text to ur phone, disc locks front AND rear, biggest and hardest metal chain you can find to lock it to a pole.
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i just put stretched out condoms that I spit into to make them look used on the bike. never had a problem
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