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Old 10-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Help Stolen bike.

As some may know i got my new R1 last week. So went out on it today for a last little ride before putting her down for the winter. Got back home after riding for about an hour, left the bike at the front of the house but i just don't know why i didn't put the steering lock on. I only had to go into the house so i could unlock the back gate.

So i went in found my gate keys in there usual place, unlocked the back gate, walked back through the house putting the keys back, took my helmet off and gloves and went back outside. The bike was gone, i flipped ruining up and down the road checking peoples gardens knocking on doors. I ended up two streets away where some builders said they had seen two young lads pushing a bike towards a park. I phoned the police and a friend and to cut a longer story short we found the bike dumped in some woods.

My bike is covered in mud on the left side where they had dropped it and each side panel has a hole where they squeezed it through some concrete posts. But my main concern is she wont start, the engine is turning over but not firing up, Any ideas???

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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As some may know i got my new R1 last week. So went out on it today for a last little ride before putting her down for the winter. Got back home after riding for about an hour, left the bike at the front of the house but i just don't know why i didn't put the steering lock on. I only had to go into the house so i could unlock the back gate.

So i went in found my gate keys in there usual place, unlocked the back gate, walked back through the house putting the keys back, took my helmet off and gloves and went back outside. The bike was gone, i flipped ruining up and down the road checking peoples gardens knocking on doors. I ended up two streets away where some builders said they had seen two young lads pushing a bike towards a park. I phoned the police and a friend and to cut a longer story short we found the bike dumped in some woods.

My bike is covered in mud on the left side where they had dropped it and each side panel has a hole where they squeezed it through some concrete posts. But my main concern is she wont start, the engine is turning over but not firing up, Any ideas???

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Dam that sux but the more troubling thing is those guys have been watching you for a while. Take the bike to a shop for the starting issues but check to see if they cut any wires and check the kill switch as well. Secondly from now on take the gate keys with you and hopefully you have a full garage in the back yard if not bring it in the hosue for a while because I think they will try again. Good luck mate
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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Damn that sucks dude glad you were able to recover your bike immediately

+1 you def want to check the ignition wires (start from under the top triple clamp) as they probably tried to get it started... There are many thing that could keep the bike from starting like the TOS (Tip Over Sensor)... If you are not mechanically inclined take it to a bike shop

And FWIW, buy wheel locks and keep your bike chained to something stationary!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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Dam that sux but the more troubling thing is those guys have been watching you for a while. Take the bike to a shop for the starting issues but check to see if they cut any wires and check the kill switch as well. Secondly from now on take the gate keys with you and hopefully you have a full garage in the back yard if not bring it in the hosue for a while because I think they will try again. Good luck mate
The bike actually sits in my dinning room when im not riding it and im not sure they've been watching me. First this is only the second time ive been out on it and from the description of the little bastards that took it they were very young, 13 or 14.

My first thought was that they may have cut wires or unplugged something, when i turn it on the temp is showing high and its not showing the traction control setting or riding mode....

The shop are going to be picking it up, there just arranging a time and will be calling me later. The two new side panels are going to cost me £400. I would just like to know why it won't start so they can't add loads onto the bill for repairs...

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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Matt gutted for you the need hanging! There is a safety device that cuts the bike out in case you crash it, I think I read something on here but not sure how to reset it! Good luck
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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Matt gutted for you the need hanging! There is a safety device that cuts the bike out in case you crash it, I think I read something on here but not sure how to reset it! Good luck
Your right mate they do need hanging ive been making calls and some names have come up, im not going to say to much on the internet for obvious reasons but they took the wrong bike from the wrong person..

I spoke to Garry at Wigan mate, he tells me that the safety device only works when the bike is running with the key in the ignition, so it might not be that..
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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Check Side stand switch + could have got oil on top of pistons if it was over far enough
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The bike actually sits in my dinning room when im not riding it and im not sure they've been watching me. First this is only the second time ive been out on it and from the description of the little bastards that took it they were very young, 13 or 14.

My first thought was that they may have cut wires or unplugged something, when i turn it on the temp is showing high and its not showing the traction control setting or riding mode....

The shop are going to be picking it up, there just arranging a time and will be calling me later. The two new side panels are going to cost me £400. I would just like to know why it won't start so they can't add loads onto the bill for repairs...

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Ok cool but keep your eyes open anyway and keep the gate key on you when you ride from now on.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
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Damn that sucks dude glad you were able to recover your bike immediately

+1 you def want to check the ignition wires (start from under the top triple clamp) as they probably tried to get it started... There are many thing that could keep the bike from starting like the TOS (Tip Over Sensor)... If you are not mechanically inclined take it to a bike shop

And FWIW, buy wheel locks and keep your bike chained to something stationary!
Thats the trouble mate im not mechanically minded, down to being fvcking lazy on my part. Thats why i loved your bike build so much, im doing my best to learn as much as possible...

I will post a picture of where i keep my bike in the dining room when i can find my ipad...
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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Ok cool but keep your eyes open anyway and keep the gate key on you when you ride from now on.
Your right mate, putting the steering lock on would have helped too, big big lesson learnt....
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Check Side stand switch + could have got oil on top of pistons if it was over far enough
Would that cause none of the setting to show up on the dash?? Before this by just turning the key and switching the ignition on i could see all the settings like traction control and mode setting but now all thats gone???
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No it’s wiring then with the sounds of it, I thought it was turning over and not starting not giving you anything at all. Hopeful then its battery related if you cannot see any visible signs of damage round your ignition etc?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #13
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No itís wiring then with the sounds of it, I thought it was turning over and not starting not giving you anything at all. Hopeful then its battery related if you cannot see any visible signs of damage round your ignition etc?
I hope your right mate and its nothing major, i cant even clean it until the police have been to finger print it...

Man im so angry with myself...
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I work in Wigan and have for years, my first day working there 4 lads jumped out of a transit van and lifted my alarmed, padlocked and disc locked bike into the back of a transit van the CCTV didn’t even deter them, the police never found the bike or van even though they got the number plate! 2 weeks after getting my brand new YZF 750 (4 weeks after theft) a guy drove into the side of me while I was riding out of work nearly killing me and doing 3k worth of damage to my pride and joy. Needless to say I don’t take my bike to work now! Once it’s sorted you won’t leave it for a second like me!
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I work in Wigan and have for years, my first day working there 4 lads jumped out of a transit van and lifted my alarmed, padlocked and disc locked bike into the back of a transit van the CCTV didnít even deter them, the police never found the bike or van even though they got the number plate! 2 weeks after getting my brand new YZF 750 (4 weeks after theft) a guy drove into the side of me while I was riding out of work nearly killing me and doing 3k worth of damage to my pride and joy. Needless to say I donít take my bike to work now! Once itís sorted you wonít leave it for a second like me!
Fvck mate that is some bad luck, i would never dream of touching someones property and trust me ive done some naughty things in the past. I know their talking about some new form of tagging which is supposed to reduce bike theft, i hope it works and they introduce it as soon as possible.

Theres a real rough estate about a mile away from where i live and this is where the little bastards have come from. They've seen an opportunity and taken it without much thought to how they were ever going to start the bike or use it for anything. Theres a so called main man that is supposed to be the "daddy" on that estate when it comes to crime and who does what. Ive just received his address and will be calling later tonight, punish him and he should in turn punish the culprits as well as give me names...

My friend who found the bike has agreed to pay for all the damage as its my birthday soon, what a great guy. Its given me hope again as many people living here helped us look for the bike, and ive had dozens of knocks on the door to congratulate me for recovering it.. Community spirit is still alive...
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good thing you got the bike recovered. down here you'd never see it again.
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If you end up finding the guys who did it. DON'T post here you found them. Get a couple of mates you can trust and pay them a visit. Just remember to wear gloves and masks and move the bodies away from the scene to dump them. Change clothes and have the old ones burned. Keep your alibi's simple with your mates. No elaborate stories. You all were hanging out at home watching TV. Make sure you know what was on. Keep it short and don't deviate from your story.
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If you end up finding the guys who did it. DON'T post here you found them. Get a couple of mates you can trust and pay them a visit. Just remember to wear gloves and masks and move the bodies away from the scene to dump them. Change clothes and have the old ones burned. Keep your alibi's simple with your mates. No elaborate stories. You all were hanging out at home watching TV. Make sure you know what was on. Keep it short and don't deviate from your story.
+1 And watch a couple hours of iD (Investigation Discovery) and you should be good to go
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If you end up finding the guys who did it. DON'T post here you found them. Get a couple of mates you can trust and pay them a visit. Just remember to wear gloves and masks and move the bodies away from the scene to dump them. Change clothes and have the old ones burned. Keep your alibi's simple with your mates. No elaborate stories. You all were hanging out at home watching TV. Make sure you know what was on. Keep it short and don't deviate from your story.
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If you end up finding the guys who did it. DON'T post here you found them. Get a couple of mates you can trust and pay them a visit. Just remember to wear gloves and masks and move the bodies away from the scene to dump them. Change clothes and have the old ones burned. Keep your alibi's simple with your mates. No elaborate stories. You all were hanging out at home watching TV. Make sure you know what was on. Keep it short and don't deviate from your story.
Thats some great advice mate and will be followed to the letter.....

Ive had an eventful evening in with friends tonight....
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