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Old 05-20-2008, 07:37 AM   #41
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Totally defeats the purpose, the idea is to not let the thief know you have LoJack, that way they won't tear the bike apart to find it.

Statistically most thieves don't strip the bike the same night they take it, plus the Lojack is small and hidden pretty well.
Unless you're looking for it, you probably won't find it if it's installed properly.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:51 AM   #42
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I live in a home, so that shouldn't be a problem. I was concerned about theft in public area's like the mall, school, work etc.

I'm a newbie heavily considering purchasing a bike soon. If I do, I'm sold on a new Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Is this model popular to thieves? I might consider purchasing a used bike if it's less likely to be stolen.
Anyone?
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:03 AM   #43
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who here wants to ask me if Lojack works?
I would. Azylum, does Lojack work? Patrick's statement implies that it's been stolen more than once. I'm curiously to know. How many times?
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:08 AM   #44
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Thieves will steal anything they think they can get away with. Having a piece COULD reduce the chances, but it could still get stolen. If you have a piece of junk, you still need to deter thieves and protect your property for the worst.

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I would. Azylum, does Lojack work? Patrick's statement implies that it's been stolen more than once. I'm curiously to know. How many times?
Twice that I know of, but I'm sure he'll pop in here to comment on it.


As far as whether your bike is "worth" stealing, I had a customer have his 30,000 mile, wrecked multiple times, Ninja 500 stolen from his apartment.

So to answer your question, ANY bike is susceptible.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:58 AM   #46
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I would. Azylum, does Lojack work? Patrick's statement implies that it's been stolen more than once. I'm curiously to know. How many times?
its been stolen twice. both times it was found the same day i reported it stolen. lojack is worth its weight in gold IMO. especially now that they have this new updated version of it that i really like.
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Totally defeats the purpose, the idea is to not let the thief know you have LoJack, that way they won't tear the bike apart to find it.
Or they might see the sticker and move on to another bike. It serves the same purpose as having a sign in front of a house that says there is an alarm system, one of those flashing car alarm lights, or even a disc lock. It's a deterrent. It's not going to stop determined thieves, but those guys looking for the easy score might just move on.

I agree that the best protection is having Lojack installed, and a secure location for the bike. Top if off with theft insurance and you'll be taken care of in the event that a theft occurs.
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NO lojack sux. if 2 guys roll up and throw ur bike in the back of there truck and take off, go home and tear it apart to scrap the motor and other parts (which they do all the time) yeah lojack can get ur bike back no problem. do u still want it back??? full coverage insurance, and buy an alarm if u want
this is not true at all. both times my bike was stolen it was returned without a single scratch.
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I'm very sorry to hear about your bike.
I hope they can find it.

Which brings me to another reason I like LoJack, it helps find the p.o.s. thieves that steal bikes and puts them away.
best reason given.
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I have mine covered for more than its worth. I still watch it like a hawk for some reason. I could see me gettin a busa in the event its stolen.
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FWIW I just got an email from Progressive:

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For me that would be about $120 off my yearly premium. The Lojack would pay for itself in a few years depending on how much it cost installed. Sooner if it recovered the bike unscathed.
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Twice that I know of, but I'm sure he'll pop in here to comment on it.


As far as whether your bike is "worth" stealing, I had a customer have his 30,000 mile, wrecked multiple times, Ninja 500 stolen from his apartment.

So to answer your question, ANY bike is susceptible.
Didn't think that people even stole 500's. Thought they like the bigger bikes cause of the parts value!!!
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I live in a home, so that shouldn't be a problem. I was concerned about theft in public area's like the mall, school, work etc.

WRONG - a couple of years ago my neighbor had his bike stolen from his attached garage on his house at about 10:00 am - while his neighbor lady watched!!

When he asked the neighbor lady why she didn't call the police she replied: "Well, it looked like they knew what they were doing...."

And so they did..

You have a bike in Houston area without theft insurance and you are rolling the loaded dice.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:43 AM   #60
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When I lived in an apartment, someone tried to steal my 95 ninja. luckilly all they did was cut the main wires, twist them together which blew the main fuse. They ripped the seat up and stole what they thought was the ECU but what they got was a useless emmissions canister as my bike (and I found this out during this incident) was originally from CA and had this canister on it, but it wasn't hooked up to anything. There is no way to tell from looking at the bike if mine was a CA model or not, and if the thief was that astute to realize what that canister is/was and take it, they certainly could have hotwired the bike. So, whoever it was, hope you did well with that canister because it's not even worth the plastic hoses! Since then I've moved and have eitehr had my bike in storage or the garage at the house. Full coverage all the way.
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