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My buddy is an undercover CHP officer. They leave a tricked out Acura running outside a "late night" beverage store. Wait for the dumb-ass to hop in and that's when the car shuts down. Locks, windows, engine.....nada.

The camera in the ac vents records the whole thing.



Oh, BTW, first.
 

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I found a sure-fire way to attract thieves to your motorcycle; leave the key in the ignition. Thanks to a good samaritan that chased the would-be theives off, I never had to go through the anguish of getting my motorcycle stolen. That taught me a valuable lesson; take the key out of the ignition before you get off your bike.
 

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I suggest coating the motorcycle with a sticky substance that glues the perp to the bike. Or maybe a cardboard mototcycle full of explosives? Kind of like a roach-motel, but better.



On the flip side, a theft deterent might be to leave the keys in some old ratty KZ750. Or Jawa 90.
 

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I allways thought a "profesional" tear gas grenade primed to detonate @ the first sign of tampering would be a mature way of dealing with punks, especialy the ones that slimjim'd my car and stole my stereo and glove box contents.. I do have some doubts as to the legality of said recourse. luckily my bike has yet to be tampered with. knock on wood..
 

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Sorry. Using a Jawa to attract would-be thieves is not allowed. First... it probably wouldn't attract anybody. Second... the US Constitution expressly forbids cruel and unusual punishment.



I suggest using a power supply for a 33 inch Cathode Ray Tube from a television. Heheheheheheh. 30,000 volts to ground. Heheheheh. Watch the thief dance the holy moly down the street on stilts made of blue sparks. Heheheheh.
 

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I think it would be great if the theives were wise on the plot and while wearing ski masks the entire time they let the police find vidoes of them putting a brick on the accelerator at the top of a large cliff...
 

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This reminded me something I read a while back on a sport-touring forum.



A guy returned to his motorcycle and started to rummage through his pockets for the key. Then he noticed a small piece of paper carefully folded and tucked underneath his handlebars. It stated: "You left your key in the ignition. I placed it in your left saddlebag. Signed, A fellow BMW rider"



I used to always hit the kill switch to shut off the engine per MSF instruction. But now I use the key and pull it out immediately afterwards like I do with a car.
 

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A buddy of mine who used to wrench for the well know biker gang in Montreal once rigged a shotgun shell full of rock salt to go off when the revs passed 3000rpm. Since it was an HD, 3000 rpm wouldn't normally be reached until the bike was moving with someone on it. The shell would be nestled at the base of the split tank aimed at the riders crotch. Hope the actual owner never forgot to disarm it....
 

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I was taught to use the kill switch in MSF too, but my buddy's manual (Honda 599) says to not use the kill switch in regular use--and use the key. I don't know what BMW suggests to do.



Apparently, the kill switch is only to be used under certain circumstances when reaching for the key would be dangerous.
 

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That's because it's not entrapment. "Bait cars" look like any other car on the street. There are no signs saying "Steal me!" on the roof.



When MrCarThief is out on the prowl, he has no idea whether the car he is scoping out is a bait car or not. And that's kind of the point, and the reason for the PR blitz.



-- Michael

 

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Between not being able to start my bike because the kill switch is in the O-F-F position and forgetting my key, I will always use the key to turn it off.



BTW, the DL 6fiddy has this cool "feature" where you turn the key one notch past off, remove the key, and the back brake light comes on and kills the battery over time. Yet another way for me to screw up turning my bike off....
 

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Best way!! Get a shiny new ZX10R with powercommander and Akropovic exhaust, dymag wheels, high comrpession head gasket, ohlins suspension, lightweight carbon fibre parts... you get the idea a fast bike



Leave the key in it, leave fuel in it ... walk away



ooops I guess I disconnected the front brakes :)



 
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