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Over the weekend, my 2014 Grom was stolen. JACKED I SAY. Keep an eye out for it. Flat grey, MNNTHBX delete, otherwise pretty stock. Dropped a tooth in the front, but not like you can see that.

VIN: MLHJC6119E5000057

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Was last in my spot at my apartments. It was locked, however, not to anything.

Already talked to the Sheriff and claims. Full coverage with gap does help.

Keep an eye out and keep your stuff safe.
 

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When I got out of the Navy I got my first High Tech job in Sunnyvale Calif and I lived in a apartment and it was not in a great neighborhood but the rent was cheap. I had a 1989 GSXR-1100 and I always had it bagged and 5 locks on it including two U-locks that was locked to a pole and I also had a chain rapped around my frame and it also went to another pole that had electrical wire running through it and these motorcycle thieves came a couple of times to check out my security system plus our security guard drive around time and they stole my bike at 1-2am in the morning. One of my neighbors called the Sunnyvale police department stating there are 4 men banging on my locks and trying to steal a motorcycle. The Sunnyvale police surrounded our complex and went in with police dogs and caught the guys as they were trying to roll my motorcycle out of the complex. Catching these guys solved 17-20 motorcycle thief in the Bay area by these group of men. By the way they "thieves" were all of different race, so race was not the factor but the greed to steal to get something for nothing was their goal.

good luck trying to get your Grom back and that is why I always chain my Grom to something since it will slow the thieves down just a few seconds till I come out with my gift to them "bullets or sword".
 

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This is my ONLY negative about the Grom, the ease of theft. I must admit that it greatly reduces how much I ride this bike for fear of how easily it is stolen. A single person can pick this up and throw it in a truck and take off in seconds, let a lone if two people are after it...

I'm trying to figure out what to do about this. GPS trackers are costly and most thieves know to look for them... Bike chains are heavy - this bike is slow enough as it is... Insurance, yes I have full, but you're still out a deductible and aftermarket parts - if extensive.

What can we do to keep these things from getting stolen? I have an "ok" combination lock coated that's about 1/2" thick braided line - not the best but it's light - just haven't figure out how to attach it for when I'm riding...

Sorry for your loss, it's one of the worst feelings when people take what's yours and have no care. Good luck.
 

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sorry for the loss and i hope it's found!

as for securing the grom, i have an alarm installed on mine. yes, alarms these days go unnoticed. however by installing a high output siren, it will help to deter/annoy as the siren is ear piercing. downside, if you don't ride daily like i do, you will need to use a battery maintainer. secondly, i use a lockstraps brand locking strap. it's light weight and is a bit better than a chain/cable. the theory behind this locking strap is that the strap will foul a cable/chain cutter before it can cut the chain. at the demo booth, while attempting to cut, it did in fact foul the cutter. while you will eventually be able to the cut the inner cable, the time required is much more.
 

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I rode mine daily. It beat the gas mileage on my truck with a 460 big block and 4 barrel (7 MPG at best). Just happened to be the one graveyard shift I didn't ride. I'm glad I got to have fun with it. Riding it from Tucson to Mesa on the back roads and highway. Attempting my first wheelie with it. Hooning about for people that wanted to see what it could do. All real good fun.

I'm realistically doubtful that it will show up again. When I get a house, I'll probably buy one again over a Ruckus. However, it's been decided before, my next bike will be bigger. Just wish it wasn't this way.
 

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That sucks about your bike. At least you had a nice pic :) .
True, it's way sucky.

Thanks! It happens to be the best one I took throughout it's short life AND the one I sent to the Sheriff's email. haha
 
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