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Sad day for me today :(

My pride and joy got stolen from me while it was parked outside my workplace. I started work at 8PM and finished at 4AM and when I got back it wasn't there anymore. I parked it at the staff carpark where about 20 other bikes were parked. Steering was locked and keys were in my pocket. What's annoying is that theft has been an on going problem at my workplace, bikes being stolen every second week. There are a group of people that drive around with a trailer picking up bikes from the staff carpark.

If you live in Melbourne please be careful with your bikes especially on weekends in the city !

Anyway if anyone see a Raven R3 with the number plates 1S7PU please message me !

Lost @ Crown Casino, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
 

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Sorry to hear about that. If you get another bike, is there something you could chain the bike to? It won't be like Fort Knox, but if yours is chained and the one next to it isn't............
 

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Sorry to hear it bud. At least you won't make the same mistake the next time. Right?
 

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OK, got to say something. This was not a mistake!
Make no mistake... if I'm parking a motorcycle in the city past midnight, locking the steering and putting the key in my pocket does not constitute any form of security.

If he had a disc lock and chained it up onto something immobile, he did everything possible. But in his case, he did absolutely nothing to secure his bike. You know what thieves are looking for in a lot full of bikes? A shiny new sportbike without any security whatsoever.

Sure, it would be a GRAND OL WONDERFUL WORLD if we lived in a society where no one would steal your ****. But you have to live in reality on reality's terms. You going to park your brand new sportbike in the middle of the night in the city with absolutely no extra security other than "locking the steering wheel", that is a series of mistakes and he paid the price unfortunately.

Look, I feel sorry for the guy, but as I said hopefully he learned his MISTAKE and won't make it again.

ps., moto newbies, anyone with one leg can break your steering lock. So unless the thief is a double leg amputee strolling in a wheelchair, don't ever think locking your steering does anything. You might as well think a packet of sugar will cure cancer while you are at it.
 

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Make no mistake... if I'm parking a motorcycle in the city past midnight, locking the steering and putting the key in my pocket does not constitute any form of security.

If he had a disc lock and chained it up onto something immobile, he did everything possible. But in his case, he did absolutely nothing to secure his bike. You know what thieves are looking for in a lot full of bikes? A shiny new sportbike without any security whatsoever.

Sure, it would be a GRAND OL WONDERFUL WORLD if we lived in a society where no one would steal your ****. But you have to live in reality on reality's terms. You going to park your brand new sportbike in the middle of the night in the city with absolutely no extra security other than "locking the steering wheel", that is a series of mistakes and he paid the price unfortunately.

Look, I feel sorry for the guy, but as I said hopefully he learned his MISTAKE and won't make it again.

ps., moto newbies, anyone with one leg can break your steering lock. So unless the thief is a double leg amputee strolling in a wheelchair, don't ever think locking your steering does anything. You might as well think a packet of sugar will cure cancer while you are at it.
You don't even need to break the steering lock. Two guys and a pickup or trailer can take the bike in less than one minute as light as it is and no one's the wiser.
 

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Scum. Only one way to say it.
Sorry you lost your bike to these low life poachers.
 

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I parked it at staff entry at Crown. Thought it was safe as they have cameras in facing every direction in and out of the casino but it turns out the only place they don't have it is where the staff park their cars and bikes which is a joke. Either that or they really can't be stuffed helping me with CCTV footage.

Thankfully I'm fully insured so just have to wait out the insurance process and hope it goes smoothly.
 

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Sorry to hear about this! This is something I fear a lot too. Sucks that someone can get away with this. Hope you're covered with insurance and can get a new bike asap
 
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