What a terrible feeling. On top of ruining his trip.
And lock your bike. Not locked and no security is begging to have your bike stolen.He had no security system and did not lock it. He had a 2010 Wide Glide.
That sucks for sure, but based on the title of this thread I thought you were going to say that your friend got in a wreck. Stuff can be replaced. Glad he only lost his ride.A friend of mine was heading to Sturgis with 2 other friends from Houston. They stop over at a hotel in Lubbock, TX for the night. Park near the check in area, well lighted. Came out this morning and found that his bike was stolen. The other 2 were still there. He had no security system and did not lock it. He had a 2010 Wide Glide.
But I bet ya lock it.First a pox on the thieves sex organs...
Next, when I travel, I try to only stay in places where I can park the bike in front of my room.
Next, I carry a six foot long security cable (plastic sheather so it won't scratch) and 2 good lock with long tangs that I can lock to posts, fences, lock back on the cable, etc.
If I travel with buddies, mostly 3 at a time, we park the bikes side by side, then I lock the cable to the frame on the first bike, thru the frame on MY bike in the middle and then lock the other end to the third bike.
We leave a window open in the room to hear better. If I'm alone, I lock my bike to a post or steel railing, etc.
Plus we all have security systems to help.
I have also paid the night desk folks to keep an eye on our bikes...Usually they are very good about it. To make sure, we give them a fiver that night and promise them another in the morning...
So far so good...knock on wood (my head...LOL)...
Heaven help the person if we EVER catch them trying to steal our bikes...they won't do it again...tasmanian devilx3...nlol
Unfortunately, the front fork lock helps, but I watched a youtube vid of a scumbag stealing a bike and he broke the fork lock in 1-2 minutes with ease...Its just so much trouble to take your little key & put it in the lock and turn it . Whew !
That wore me out just typing it all .
I like the old method of a slot for your LOCKSMITH lock & key . Got to have bolt cutters to get that one .