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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.
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personally I wouldn't leave it parked in a public space at night but during the day I'm not paranoid.
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Somewhat unlikely in the US - not uncommon in some other countries though.
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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
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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.
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In the US, I don't even think twice about it.
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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.
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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.
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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 😉
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I just put it in my pocket.
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