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post #1 of 12 Old 06-12-2014, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Bike theft down, but not for Harleys

Despite the overall number of motorcycle thefts going down, Harley-Davidsons are being stolen even more. Motorcycle sales have been ticking up slightly at the same too.

45,367 motorcycles were reported stolen in the US in 2013, and those are just the ones that were reported. This is lower than the 46,061 bikes reported stolen in 2012.

Harley-Davidson thefts however, went up 4 percent in 2013, with thieves stealing 152 more MoCo bikes during the past year. One argument is that Harley riders leave their bikes unlocked while unattended. That is a pretty stupid mistake in my opinion.

So be on guard so your Harley doesn't get stolen folks!
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this sucks also because our insurance rates will go up if they aren't already which might case some people to switch companies



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Does it make your insurance go up just based on the brand? I thought it would have more to do with the displacement.
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Hey, if they want it really locked or unlocked they will take it one way or another. The best you can do for yourself is try to park it in a busy area that way the thief doesn't know who the owner is. Unless they've been watching.

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Security aspects - Key fob

I know that "key fob" is not a standard accessory on the street 750 but is this atleast available as an upgrade option?

Do we have any after market accessory as an alternate to harley's key fob that can be installed on street 750?

And if there is any, what could be the cost of installing the same?
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Does it make your insurance go up just based on the brand? I thought it would have more to do with the displacement.
brand an displacement probably factor in as well, i know many things do just not sure exactly what, there may be some solid info out there that says what exactly causes our rates to go up



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I"m surprised that people are leaving their Harleys out with no security pre-cautioned. You kinda deserve to have your bike stolen if you don't take care to try to prevent theft.

I think its a combination of that, and that people like Harleys so they can probably sell them for a pretty good price once they have stolen them.
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I"m surprised that people are leaving their Harleys out with no security pre-cautioned. You kinda deserve to have your bike stolen if you don't take care to try to prevent theft.

I think its a combination of that, and that people like Harleys so they can probably sell them for a pretty good price once they have stolen them.
i totally agree with that statement, why spend so much just to buy the bike and not put anything into it to protect it. Any preventative measure can help although if someone really wants your bike they will do all they can to haul it away



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Well if you can afford a brand new bike then why not add a few theft deterent items. Like a rotor lock at the least. At least you have a piece of mind when you walk in to a store for more than 30 mins.

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I figure that a security feature is going to the first motorcycle accessory that I'll invest in. I'd just feel like such an idiot if I didn't take precautions and had my bike stolen. I find that many people don't really invest in these things when I see bikes parked on the side of the street.
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