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post #1 of 9 Old Oct 25th, 2008, 12:31 pm Thread Starter
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Stealing a motorcycle using a minivan

At least I know that my big fat LT cannot be stolen that way.
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Re: Stealing a motorcycle using a minivan

I'd be willing to bet that one could leave an LT sitting somewhere IDLING and nobody would steal it. Even if they tried, they'd probably just drop it within the first few feet and run away. Now that would be some hilarious secret footage!
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I'd be willing to bet that one could leave an LT sitting somewhere IDLING and nobody would steal it. Even if they tried, they'd probably just drop it within the first few feet and run away. Now that would be some hilarious secret footage!
I'd like to see that!!! (But not on MY bike!)

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Re: Stealing a motorcycle using a minivan

What always amazes me about the security cameras is they cannot deliver anything more than a fuzzy view. Forget about faces....the license plates and even the closer street signs are out of focus. So many times the TV news will show a fuzzy picture of a bank robber or convenience store hold up suspect that is sssoooo fuzzy that you can barely recognize the clothes.

At work we had 6 sport bikes stolen in a single day and it was all captured by the pole top camera. Unfortunately, the only thing you could see was fuzzy humans loading fuzzy bikes in the back of a truck.

I don't see how anyone can sell these systems. State of the art is much better.

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What always amazes me about the security cameras is they cannot deliver anything more than a fuzzy view. Forget about faces....the license plates and even the closer street signs are out of focus. So many times the TV news will show a fuzzy picture of a bank robber or convenience store hold up suspect that is sssoooo fuzzy that you can barely recognize the clothes.

At work we had 6 sport bikes stolen in a single day and it was all captured by the pole top camera. Unfortunately, the only thing you could see was fuzzy humans loading fuzzy bikes in the back of a truck.

I don't see how anyone can sell these systems. State of the art is much better.
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Awww, damn. I thought this was a "how-to" thread like the ones about changing your own oil, installing HID lights, etc...


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Some of the security camera videos look like they came from the setups you see for sale at a Sam's Club.

A local TV station showed a security camera video (fairly close shots) last night of two females entering a store that were wanted for check fraud last night. They showed it about three times and asked if anyone could identify the two women. The video was so bad that I don't think I would have recognized my own wife.

As to someone stealing my LT: It would have to be someone who had either previously owned one or worked at a dealership because it seems to totally intimidate every other rider that I have offered to let ride it.

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Way cool video! Why couldn't you fill the gas tank of a dead bike with the dye they use at banks and blow it off two minutes after the door is closed? It wouldn't be hard to spot 'em even in Queens or Bronx! Anyone up to it?

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