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    So this morning I walk round the side of my house to where my drive way is and put my helmet and gloves on to get on my bike and drive to work only to stop in my tracks and notice by top box has been stolen overnight and the mounting bracket remains are on the floor next to my bike.

    As it was only a cheap one I wasnt too fussed and I sat on my bike only to notice my handlebars are fairly mangled too, it seems someone has tried to steal the bike too and wasnt able to snap the steering lock with whatever object they decided to use to try and pry it but managed to bend and dent the handlebars a fair bit in the process

    Now tonight I have the pleasure of spending a few hours with my dad trying to get it straight and aligned again or im looking at the best part of 150 for replacement handlebars (+ fitting)

    Teddy's head is not only off, but was shot putted into the stratosphere!
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  • #2
    Ouch... the worst thing with this sort of thing is that it's usually not worth trying to claim on insurance either, especially if you have any excess... might be worth seeing if the house insurance covers it though ?

    Best of luck mate, hope it's not too badly mangled!
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    • #3
      Deep breaths, son, deep breaths.....

      I take it the F-wits that tried to nick your bike didn't notice the brake disc lock fitted to it?

      Let's have a look at the handlebars tonight and I'll see what I can do. I may need to take them into work to get our Engineers to warm them up and straighten them, depending on how bad they are.

      I'm more worried about the state of the locks to be honest, as the screwdriver is the weapon of choice and it makes a right old mess....
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 633Squadron View Post
        Deep breaths, son, deep breaths.....

        I take it the F-wits that tried to nick your bike didn't notice the brake disc lock fitted to it?

        Let's have a look at the handlebars tonight and I'll see what I can do. I may need to take them into work to get our Engineers to warm them up and straighten them, depending on how bad they are.

        I'm more worried about the state of the locks to be honest, as the screwdriver is the weapon of choice and it makes a right old mess....

        The disc lock took a fair bit of damage from the last person who thought they would give it a go and it wouldnt lock after i took it off so im currently relying on the steering lock alone.
        Tbh even if they did steal it, its insured for a fair bit more than its worth imo but its the principal behind it that really boils my blood and the fact its more expense because people cant keep there hands to themselves!
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        • #5
          You can buy cheap pattern bars for a fraction of the cost of genuine mate, the only problem is they don't come with the pre drilled cable holes and that can soon be sorted out.

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          • #6
            Biggest problem I had last time some oiks tried this was the ignition barrel got mangled and all the wires ripped out.

            Cost about 65 for a new one from a breakers but that was a fair few years ago.

            Keep us posted mate.
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            • #7
              You can buy pattern locksets mate, genuine suzuki for example a bandit 600 circa 200-280 quid, patten about 80.00 and do the same job.

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              • #8
                Ian, really sorry to hear about the bike... I hope they find the little !

                Best of luck getting it fixed, hopefully not too much damage
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                • #9
                  print a picture of yourself in a position ready to attack and then proceed to celetape it to the driveway ground, problem solved.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZodiarK View Post
                    print a picture of yourself in a position ready to attack and then proceed to celetape it to the driveway ground, problem solved.

                    Would have to be printed on a canvas... either that or one of those cardboard cutouts!!! That would in fact be a great idea!
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                    • #11
                      pics?
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                      • #12
                        @ Ian

                        The usual way the scumbags try to break the steering lock is by sliding a length of something like scaffolding pole over the end of the bars for more leverage.

                        I've acquired something similar from our Engineering department and we stand a good chance of being able to straighten them out.
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                        • #13
                          The usual way mate is a right or left boot, ends up with a bent pinch bolt on the headstock, easy to sort out if you can get too it.

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                          • #14
                            scumbags can't have nothing with em.

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                            • #15
                              I was awake till 1am or so speaking to Dave and Marv on mumble and trying to get AOE online to work and I didnt hear anything when I was awake so it must have happened a little later - assuming when the pubs shut and the jobless chavs have nothing better to do as they dont have work in the morning!
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