I had one of our security guards come up and ask if I rode into work last night (I'm one of the supervisors at my workplace and the guards know I ride).
"Someone tried to steal a bike and it's now out on it's side"
Followed him out to the parking area and my mate's sportster 48 was on it's side with the alarm going off and a CBR on its side too. So we put it back on it's stand and called the fuzz.
We reviewed the security footage and see 3 guys in a Subaru liberty do a few laps of the carpark, then stop right next to our bike shed (we have a shelter to park our motorcycles in). 2 guys get out, one gets on the sportster and another on a CBR1000. About 30 secs later the lights on the Harley start flashing and they simply drop both bikes on their sides, jump back in the car and disappear.
After this we bring both bikes on the factory to look at them for damage in the light.
Both bikes have destroyed ignition barrels where the amateurs jammed pairs of scissors in the switch, and both have damage to the sides.
Later in the evening we discover several cars had also been broken into and 2 with broken windows.
I'm glad I didn't ride in, scissors would probably have started my bike.
The Harley alarm basically saved 2 bikes, they have an excellent system.
A good reminder that when you have something nice, some mongrel is out there ready to ruin it for you.
Police came this morning, we got the number plates of the offending car, of course it was stolen too. On of the guys at work has a nice EH Holden, they had a go at that too and stole some CDs out of another car.
george: Hi Gordon. You should post you question on the Honda Shadow Mods board in the Bike Talk area. Easier for people to reply there.
Feb 27, 2019 6:54:10 GMT 10
billy bones: just recently attended the agm and had a great time meeting the stalwarts of the club. just saying hi to the members from QLD and VIC. i enjoyed your company and can't wait to do it again.
Mar 17, 2019 6:39:17 GMT 10
george: Hi billy bones. Nice to meet you too,. Hope you can make it to Victoria next year. Details now posted.
Mar 28, 2019 18:55:00 GMT 10
mk: Good day everyone...Bendigo Golden square here. New member, first bike honda shadow slasher vt400.
Mar 31, 2019 10:13:02 GMT 10
dazzalar: Hi George could you send me a link to pay for 1 metal badge by PayPal please.
Apr 11, 2019 20:25:16 GMT 10
billy bones.: hi mk never ridden 400 but i hear they are fun welcome to the forum. George i am seriously contemplating the trip but don't have much dosh for housing.
Apr 11, 2019 21:54:58 GMT 10
george: Billy bones, I am sure people will be looking at sharing and therefor cutting costs.
Apr 12, 2019 7:10:09 GMT 10
george: Hi leshoare2. Welcome to SRA. Post a hi in the new members thread if you like.
May 17, 2019 7:15:11 GMT 10
dazzalar: Has anybody changed the rear shocks for nitrogen filled shocks as I'm sick of the rubish normal rear shocks ??
May 31, 2019 22:09:17 GMT 10
Hayzee: Registered last week and was wondering what the next steps are?
Jun 5, 2019 15:27:26 GMT 10
george Vic State Co-ord,: Hi Hayzee. I will process your registration when I return from holidays in a couple of weeks and you will then receive a registration card, info about SRA and an email regarding SRA Vic. In the meantime join SRA Vic Facebook and SRA Forum link facebook.
Jun 6, 2019 8:45:59 GMT 10
ray12: hi all new member
Jun 22, 2019 21:19:02 GMT 10
Christine>>>>Maccca: Happy Birthday....hope you have a good one...xxChristine
Jun 25, 2019 10:02:40 GMT 10
hayzee: Looking for some advice/info on aftermarket pipes. I have a 2003 750 ACE with 19,000km on it which is 100% stock. Would really like to get a better sound happening without breaking the bank. Any suggestions or advice welcome.
Jun 28, 2019 11:45:18 GMT 10
AJ1slandST8: hi all my name is AJ from tasmania im a new member registard today and perchased some cool merchandise and was hoping there is some other members in tasmania cheers
Jul 5, 2019 2:46:52 GMT 10
george: Hi AJ and welcome. Yesw there are members, albeit a small number, in Tassie. Please also register (it's free) with SRA at www.shadowbikers.net.
Jul 5, 2019 11:27:42 GMT 10
bilby: Just joined and looking forward to meeting some fellow shadow riders
Jul 13, 2019 19:59:19 GMT 10
george: Hi and welcome bilby
Jul 14, 2019 8:12:18 GMT 10