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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Adding full coverage if you dont already have it is the best bet. The insurance company will pay you far more then you could sell it for otherwise. The KBB on these bikes is well above the real selling price rates I see on Craigslist.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
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Adding full coverage if you dont already have it is the best bet. The insurance company will pay you far more then you could sell it for otherwise. The KBB on these bikes is well above the real selling price rates I see on Craigslist.

I've carried full coverage on my bikes for years. Had too many buddies crash, or get their bike hit when parked, and end up not fixing their bikes and eventually stop riding because of finances.

The one bike that was stolen from me, years ago in my crazy biker days, was fully covered, allowing me to replace it fairly painlessly. I know some guys don't think it's worth the $$$ but my premiums are low and the peace of mind is nice.

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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Ground floor, outside door, ADA compliant room so the door frame is wide enough for your bars to go through. A standard 3'2" exterior door ain't wide enough for stock Silverado bars.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Campgrounds with cabins is another good option that gets your bike off the main drag. Cost usually runs between a Raddisom and the Motel 6. A cover is also a good idea opportunity criminals are too lazy to look underneath. Park at an angle, rather than straight into a space. This also presents a little difficulty just in making it fast to snatch a bike.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
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Ground floor, outside door, ADA compliant room so the door frame is wide enough for your bars to go through. A standard 3'2" exterior door ain't wide enough for stock Silverado bars.

Not to mention if you have an Engine guard and longhorn pegs hanging off!
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
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Campgrounds with cabins is another good option that gets your bike off the main drag. Cost usually runs between a Raddisom and the Motel 6. A cover is also a good idea opportunity criminals are too lazy to look underneath. Park at an angle, rather than straight into a space. This also presents a little difficulty just in making it fast to snatch a bike.

KOA has some decent cabins and are not the first place people are going to look for a bike to take. Add to that a little better security and more people out and about. I like this idea the best of everything presented.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Deerkiller wrote:

Sport bikes tend to get stolen at about a 1,000,000:1 ratio when compared to Roadstars though (ball park fact at that I pulled from you know where but it's probably not far off)


The number seems accurate enough,
18% of statistics are made up anyways...


Jaybo wrote:

The cover will help disguise it....


It may sound silly, but chances are they will leave a Roadstar alone, if they know that is what it is.

I just park next to the 25k HDs and don't worry for a second about someone targeting my bike.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
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Derailed75 wrote:
Adding full coverage if you dont already have it is the best bet. The insurance company will pay you far more then you could sell it for otherwise. The KBB on these bikes is well above the real selling price rates I see on Craigslist.

I've carried full coverage on my bikes for years. Had too many buddies crash, or get their bike hit when parked, and end up not fixing their bikes and eventually stop riding because of finances.

The one bike that was stolen from me, years ago in my crazy biker days, was fully covered, allowing me to replace it fairly painlessly. I know some guys don't think it's worth the $$$ but my premiums are low and the peace of mind is nice.

NJ



I know right? Im in Virginia and just got my renewal notice from Nationwide. $125 a year full coverage with a $250.00 deductible and $2000.00 accessory coverage. Basically if I totaled my bike I would get a little over 7 grand. Iwould be lucky to get 5500 if I stripped it and sold the parts.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I have spent more than 70 nights in hotels over the years, 23 just this past July/August riding to Montana and back. I have never had an issue !
just saying.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
LIke Jabbers, I have spent countless nights over the past 40 years plus in motels... Never a problem. When I started riding bikes with the electronics I always cover them at night after they cool off. I always try to get a bottom room. On the Roadstar I use a master lock on the fork, and that is about it. They are not as prone to getting stolen as a Harley. I have never carried full coverage on my bikes. I always paid cash for them, and could not see the benefit of full coverage... I always figured if I crashed hard enough to total it, I would not be around to worry about it.. The money I saved on premiums over the years could by me a fleet of bikes. LOL. Some of you feel more comfy with Ins. by all means get it. I have been riding since 61, and have never had accident that did any significant damage to a bike.. You know fell off kickstand broke a mirror and crap like that has happened, or dropped it in a parking lot.
 
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