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    Quote Originally Posted by gregrice56 View Post
    I am sure I will be talking again to BMW as we continue to identify ways to cut down on the theft of motorcycles and just how my GSA was stolen.
    Big chain and heavy duty lock along with high decibel alarm in a secure garage works best. But nothing is 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Big chain and heavy duty lock along with high decibel alarm in a secure garage works best. But nothing is 100%
    I agree but I ride 40,000+ miles a year and that would be a lot chaining and unchaining.

    I am open to lots of ideas so keep your ideas coming.

    I am thinking about adding a second kill switch in line with the one on the handlebar somewhere on the next GSA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregrice56 View Post
    I am thinking about adding a second kill switch in line with the one on the handlebar somewhere on the next GSA.
    Good idea. That would certainly deter "rideaway" theft.

    On a separate subject....Not sure how your insurance works where you are but where I live one can have an "agreed value" on their vehicle which is paid out in the case of a total loss. Saves a lot of time and heartache if one has an accident or suffers what you're going through. A buddy of mine lost his bike and he had a new one inside a week.

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    Greg - so sorry to hear that this happened! I know that part of the pain of loosing a bike is all the time and effort that you had put into making it your own - so many hours spent researching, purchasing, and installing all those farkles that make it suitable to do what you do.

    I so hope that BMW takes this seriously, the VIN registration thing should be a given!

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    Best of luck in getting your bike back, and thanks for discussing with BMW. Anything that can be done to make bike theft less profitable is a good thing.
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    The saddest part of this whole problem of theft is, If they want your vehicle bad enough they can find a way to take it. If you have a tracking device on that vehicle, who is going to track it? And do you really want it back now, not knowing what it went threw?
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    Here are a couple of vids about a tracker (thanks to one of my HD-ridin' friends); Cycle Gear sells them and others.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHHemjSfJ9o
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igLm_DsIcMk

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    The saddest part of this whole problem of theft is, If they want your vehicle bad enough they can find a way to take it. If you have a tracking device on that vehicle, who is going to track it? And do you really want it back now, not knowing what it went threw?

    I think the saddest part of this whole thing is that these people are not caught, convicted and locked up.

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    I just read on the Pelican board that Chrysler will be introducing a keypad in certain models of keyless cars, that owners can punch an access code into before the vehicle becomes normally operational. Apparently the theft of keyless vehicles has become a real problem.
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    Sorry for the circumstances! Gut punch

    Not that it stops determined folks, but do the forks no longer lock with keyless?
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    You can put handle bars left or right and hold the ignition button and hear a click. I do not use mine but the dealer showed me this when he was trying to sell me on the keyless headache that I did not want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    You can put handle bars left or right and hold the ignition button and hear a click. I do not use mine but the dealer showed me this when he was trying to sell me on the keyless headache that I did not want.
    Another solenoid to act up? OK...
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Sorry for the circumstances! Gut punch

    Not that it stops determined folks, but do the forks no longer lock with keyless?
    You can lock the forks with keyless, but I'm guessing if they were able to start the bike they can unlock the forks.
    The forks are locked and unlocked electronically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    You can lock the forks with keyless, but I'm guessing if they were able to start the bike they can unlock the forks.
    The forks are locked and unlocked electronically.
    If they can hack the bank and the Secretary of Homeland Security they can hack your bike. Or load it in a van in 22 seconds.
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    Easy solution. Donít own anything worth stealing.

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