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Thu, 04 Aug 2022 23:38:48 +0000

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Thu, 04 Aug 2022 23:38:48 +0000 quote
Anyone have their Vespa/scooter attempted theft or stolen while parked in shopping center parking lot like Walmart or mall?
I know... sounds crazy. A good theft alarm might help.
Thu, 04 Aug 2022 23:42:23 +0000

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2019 Supertech EURO3 41,000km
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Thu, 04 Aug 2022 23:42:23 +0000 quote
personally I wouldn't leave it parked in a public space at night but during the day I'm not paranoid.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:37:45 +0000

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:37:45 +0000 quote
Somewhat unlikely in the US - not uncommon in some other countries though.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:40:23 +0000

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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:40:23 +0000 quote
jimc wrote:
Somewhat unlikely in the US - not uncommon in some other countries though.
fair point. location matters, just ask an insurance company about how they calculate premiums
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 01:27:07 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 01:27:07 +0000 quote
The limitation with alarms on scooters in the US is that the commonist way to steal one from a public place is to toss it in the back of a pickup truck.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:16:10 +0000

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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:16:10 +0000 quote
In the US, I don't even think twice about it.
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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 19:46:44 +0000 quote
Steelbytes, I would never leave one in a parking lot overnight.

Dooglas, my thoughts exactly re toss in back of a pickup truck.

Thanks for your replies. Nowadays security cameras are everywhere. A good chain/lock would help prevent that.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 21:24:21 +0000

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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 21:24:21 +0000 quote
Back in 1978, I had my '76 Harley Super Glide almost stolen from a shopping mall parking lot. I had only gone in for about ten minutes to see my girl. Bike weighed over 600 pounds and was chained up. This was a respectable shopping area. I was on my way out when I saw 2 guys with the bike halfway up a ramp on the back of a pickup truck. I screamed murder and reached into my jacket for something that really wasn't there (I don't carry). They dropped the bike and sped off. Beat up the tank a little. I learned 2 lessons that day - 1) if someone really wants your stuff, they can get it, 2) No one can steal what they can't see. After that, I parked in the delivery area behind a wall with the store managers permission. He was a biker too.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 21:41:43 +0000

Hooked
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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 21:41:43 +0000 quote
ko57 wrote:
Anyone have their Vespa/scooter attempted theft or stolen while parked in shopping center parking lot like Walmart or mall?
I know... sounds crazy. A good theft alarm might help.
I just get good comprehensive insurance with a low deductible, my agent can spring for an alarm or babysit my bikes if he wants 😉
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 22:03:22 +0000

The Notorious T.M.I.
2006 GTS 250
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The Notorious T.M.I.
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Sat, 06 Aug 2022 22:03:22 +0000 quote
I just put it in my pocket.





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