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Old 09-04-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Stolen 2004 kx250f

I just spent the last 8 months rebuilding this from the ground up, suspension, motor, and even ported the head with bigger cams and valves. Built it to start doing desert races. I was just about to order a 6.5 gal tank and lights. Stolen from my garage. The thieves stole it over the weekend while I was out of town. Along with tools, gear, my wife's mobility scooter, her lift chair I hadn't gotten in the apartment yet. All in all about 20k worth of stuff. It was in the Galleria area.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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sickening.

For future thought (you may have already thought of this) you might want to padlock the garage from the inside when you go to bed or will be away. Its a real PIA to do but I found that if I didn't then I would often come home to an open garage door. The openers do use rolling codes but they open other garages far more often than you think. I finally figured out wth was going on when I came home one day and went to open my garage and noticed the one 3 doors down open at the same time. I asked the maintenance guys about it and they said it happens far more than you would ever think.

As far your stuff. Its all long gone. Call the insurance company and have a few beers. Sorry man...
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:45 PM   #3
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They came in the back door. Garage is padlocked shut. That's the annoying part.
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They came in the back door. Garage is padlocked shut. That's the annoying part.
Holy man....annoying for sure. I'd take a serious look around you. Who knew you were going to be gone overnight? Are your social media pages open maybe? Do you have a good friend that has fell back to old bad habits they need to support or a friend with a sketchy other friend maybe? Sounds like you had a lot of valuable stuff in there and they knew it. If they cut your padlock to get the garage open, that would make me think they were prepared.

I seriously can't help but think someone knew what you had AND that you would be gone. Also you allude to that your other might have an issue as well. Stealing from the "healthy" is bad enough but to steal from the sick reserves a special level of .
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:48 PM   #5
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:34 AM   #6
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No one I know has been to my garage. But the maintenance guy had to go in because the garage door opener broke. More than likely it was them. The complex denies it, but the cops have opens an investigation.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:48 AM   #7
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Definitely sucks, sorry for your losses and invasion of privacy.

Chances are your homeowners insurance will cover most taken and the bike also since it is not street legal and plated. Personally I don't take a chance though and always carry comprehensive insurance on all my dirt bikes. Is only $40-$60 a year for each bike including liability coverage. Liability is wise also in case you hit someone at the track or out in the woods. Might save you a lawsuit and lots of grief.

When away for extended days I always cut power to my door opener, padlock door onto tracks and have an IP camera with IR and motion detection that snaps a photo and emails it to me if garage door opened or someone walks around. So if thief sees the camera and rips it off the wall evidence has already been captured. I also have the door from house to the garage deadbolted with key on each side. If somebody breaks a window to get into the house they still have a solid entry door with keyed deadbolt to access garage.

Good peace of mind to enjoy my vacations and travels without worry.

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Old 09-07-2016, 02:03 AM   #8
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Thanks man, that's a great idea. I feel kinda stupid for not thinking of that.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:29 AM   #9
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So sad

I was really touched by your post, its so sad. I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. I already posted this on a webpage, to ennhance the search.
https://viround.com/web/#/main/event/2601

Please if there is any more way, i can be of assistant ...dont hesitate to contact me.
vivian.viround@gmail.com
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Thank You!!
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