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1999 Ducati Monster 750 Dark on 2003-09-27 from Washington and Jones, San Francisco

Not sure about other details, hopefully it will be found.
 

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Edward Lin
650-823-5565
LIC: 15C6934 (CA)
VIN: ZDM1RC3L5XBOO6171
Dent on left side of tank Carbon Fiber Remus high mounted pipes Custom fender eliminator with LED turn signals Harris clipon handlebars
 

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There have been a rash of bike thefts here in San Francisco lately. A friend of mine had one of his bikes stolen last week, though it has been recovered since. It's the second bike the get stolen from his complex in the last six months. I caught somone prying on the lock of a 996 parked two spots from my bike on Bush St. just last night. Personally I'm not sure what to do, I live in the city and don't have a garage, getting a bit paranoid here...
 

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Thant sux! :'( I'm sooper paranoid leaving my bike outside in SF for any length of time. I got a garage space to quell the paranoia. Get a good cover, disc lock and larger kryptonite lock to chain to some non-moveable object. I lock my bike up even in my garage that you have to pass through 4 locked doors and a gate to get to. Sucks that these ba$tards can't afford nice things so they take others, may all thiefs burn in bloody hell!
 
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I park my bike in an indoor garage and still use a bike cover, disc lock, and have theft insurance.

However, when they want the bike they will get it. A friend had his bike stolen from his indoor garage. He had the bike parked against the wall and parked his car in front of the bike. He also had the bike chained to a vehicle tire. The vehicle tire was chained to a cement wall. They nonetheless were somehow able to take the bike, chain, and tire.
 
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Additionally, a dealership in my area told me that last week one of their display bikes, that was parked directly outside the store, was stolen. A salesman saw a man jump on the bike and within five seconds sped away with it.

These thieves are professionals.
 
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When I lived in SF I was able to get somebody to share their car garage space with my bike, paid about $25 a month, win win situation for both. I'm sure you would have to offer more but it is worth posting some signs in the neighborhood. Good luck.
 

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Let me tell you about how rough it is here in Mill Valley - earlier this week, I left my monster parked outside my office all day with the key in the ignition (not intentionally, of course). The week before, I left it in the parking lot of a local shopping center with the key glimmering and shining away on the top of the seat, as if it was on display (again, not on purpose). It's probably about the tenth time I've done something like that. Every time, I walk out to my bike and slap myself on the forehead to remind myself how stupid I am sometimes. I really need to be more careful though, as motorcycle theft can happen anywhere, anytime - thank god I have insurance! ;D
 

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What do they do with these stolen bikes?? They chop them and sell the parts???
If those crooks are out to get them, they'll get it no matter what...... but they probably are looking for the easiest target, make it hard for them.
Hope everyone has insurance!! A guy I know had his bike stolen, had taken a personal loan with a credit union, and dropped the insurance coverage, so he is out a bike and still has a loan to pay off and nothing to show for it!!....Yikes!!!
 

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Watch EBay for parts. A Friend is pretty sure he found his pipes and other parts off his stolen 996, still waiting to find out the out come of that.
Buz.
 

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Sometimes it's just for a joy ride. The bike I bought was just such an instance. Some guy stole it and rode around with it for a few days and dumped it.
 
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Hey Mike you live in Mill Valley? I used to live there on a little road named Pine Crest right before you get to the great twisties on Hwy1. I truely believe that you bike probably won't be touched that place is like it's own little world, I miss Mill Valley, well at least Hwy1. :'( :'( :'(
 

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Nightmare, I can only sympathise with the owner & hope that the bike gets returned.....

Sad to say that bike theft in this country seems to be getting like the UK. A friend from The London Bikers had his Hayabusa stolen 3 weeks ago in London. It was parked outside his girlfriend house, chained to the railings, disclocked (front & rear) covered & alarmed...they had it away in about 2 mins. :(

Approx 75% of bikes stolen in the UK are either broken to repair crashed bikes or turned into track bikes. The favoured method at the moment seems to be a van padded with matresses in the back, and a can of liquid nitrogen which freezes locks off in seconds, then the 4 or 5 gang members hoist the bike into the van and away......... :mad:

Hope your friends bike turns up............ :-/
 

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Hey Mike you live in Mill Valley? I used to live there on a little road named Pine Crest right before you get to the great twisties on Hwy1. I truely believe that you bike probably won't be touched that place is like it's own little world, I miss Mill Valley, well at least Hwy1. :'( :'( :'(
It certainly is a unique place. It's too bad you're not around here anymore. What made you leave?
 

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I haven't seen any mention of the effectiveness of immobilisers on the current models. Does anyone know if these have foiled any attempt at lifting the bike? Does it just make it difficult to use the bike long term as the stolen bike would have to have its CPU replaced (I think) to be used? So therefore - they would have to have a crooked source to immobilisers from Ducati.

I am not saying I rely on my immobiliser for anything - I just think it scares away amature would-be thieves - but I still use a disk lock, two chains (locked to something) and a cover.
 

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I received this email from Ed, and I thought I would pass it along....

Allyssa,

Thank you so much for looking out for me. Its nice to
know there are some good people out there to balance
the bad guys who stole my bike.

Happy riding

Ed
 
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