Someone tried to steal it the other week but couldn’t past the ignition, now it’s gone completely! I park it somewhere different now, but RIGHT in the middle of the busiest part possible with twenty other bikes! How many CCTV cameras are there?! And how many Police can I see, er none as usual.
I use this bike as it’s low risk compared to the others, but man, I love that bike so much… I’ll be well pissed off if it’s gone for good.
I’ve been on hold for 40 minutes to the council to find out if it’s been towed (doesn’t have a tax disc on display, but then neither do others in the bay). Until I’ve spoken to these guys, I can’t register it as stolen with the Police! Useless, 40 mins!
Lodge a claim against the council for interfering with a theft.
There is a massive issue here with the lack of CCTV use. They have these cameras everywhere and yet the Police are unwilling to look at the footage, what a waste of time and money they are. Now if you call the Police and say that you saw the thieves take it and they had a gun in their hand would they react differently?
Got through to the council, they don’t have it. And to top it off, the guy got the registration wrong FOUR TIMES, and then when I told him I was on hold for an hour and a half, he told me… wait for it… HE WAS ON HIS LUNCH! WTF!
So it’s been stolen. They’ve done it in the middle of the road, in one of the busiest areas of London, in broad day-light and nobody has done anything AGAIN.
A tracker is a requirement nowadays, not an optional extra.
PJ, you’re right, I should do, the tossers caused the trail to go cold.
This is the lowest value bike I have, but actually it’s my favourite for the thrill factor, and I’ve got a lot of emotion invested in it after restoring it after five years off the road. Man, London just kills me at times.
I’m going to have to buy a cheap scooter I think. Anyone have one?
Alright mate, just call up Tracker UK on 01895 234 567 and ask for an engineer to be sent out for fitting a unit.
I know I go on about Tracker on here, but I’ve not heard of any other anti theft device that would have enabled Police to get my bike back within 48 hours, 5 other bikes without Trackers, and catch the thief to boot.
Like Jay says, Tracker is now a requirement if you have a half decent bike.
Like anything, it’s not completely, fail safe, but it’s the best option you’ve got.