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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2020, 02:49:42 pm »
Really sorry for your loss  >:(.  I had the same experience in January when they stole my 800GSA out of my garage at 1am......I absolutely loved that bike and I still rate the mid-capacity BM's as some of the best bikes BMW produces.....but after 10 years of BMW's I bought a 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sport.....oh boy..... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2020, 02:57:32 pm »
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2020, 03:00:49 pm »


Quote from: Dunnes on Today at 02:47:26 pmChris, I see those rawl bolts are removed with an Allen key. Is the thinking that the thief won't have an Allen key with him?





Good question: a good few customers quick-epoxy the anchors into the garage floor, and then FILL the heads of the Allen head bolts with left-over epoxy....
Makes it very difficult - not impossible - to remove the bolts....


and then the bike still has a locked chain around say the rear wheel, or subframe, making it harder to wheel the bike away, etc.
Hope that helps
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2020, 03:02:01 pm »


Quote from: masehare on Yesterday at 11:16:44 am>Daar is vanoggend 'n 650 Dakar gesteel in die Strand. Die sindikate operate in area's vir 'n tyd, so ketting maar jou bike aan jou vloer vas.
Sorry for your loss.
I agree, locked to the floor with a bolted-down floor anchor could really help - if you need a floor anchor + bolts, we stock.
Cheers
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Sorry for the hijack. And I am truly sorry about the bike.

Chris, I see those rawl bolts are removed with an Allen key. Is the thinking that the thief won't have an Allen key with him?

Even if a person (maybe with dry and damaged hair?) have a allen key, to remove bolts and to move a whole bike around chained to a anchor is way to cumbersome.
You can even fill up the allen key socket with pratley steel, then you need to drill it out.
I like it, will go look at it.
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2020, 03:03:18 pm »
Snap Chris!
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2020, 03:15:31 pm »
An alternative to Chris' anchor point is the one I'm using. (Isuppose there are a number of alternatives) If you look at the second picture the silver locking nuts get tightened until the spanner snaps off the top part (so that it looks like picture 1).  The only way to remove it is with an angle grinder......

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2020, 04:13:55 pm »
All good and well to have one of these anchors, but what would be best to use..., a heavy chain or a thick steel cable?

I guess with a battery angle grinder either one would k@k in a short while
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2020, 04:30:06 pm »
All good and well to have one of these anchors, but what would be best to use..., a heavy chain or a thick steel cable?

I guess with a battery angle grinder either one would k@k in a short while

This video from Ryan at Fortnine might help....


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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2020, 11:41:57 am »


Quote from: Ventana on Yesterday at 03:15:31 pm>An alternative to Chris' anchor point is the one I'm using. (I suppose there are a number of alternatives) If you look at the second picture the silver locking nuts get tightened until the spanner snaps off the top part (so that it looks like picture 1).  The only way to remove it is with an angle grinder......
In addition to the ground anchor we stock and sell, we have just agreed to order in a quantity of the one with the 'safety' bolts shown below, will try and post here when we have stock in, next week sometime.
Thanks Ventana for the suggestion, we LOVE options!
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2020, 10:59:50 am »
A friend had F800GS also stolen out the garage.... I told him they did him a favour... :lol8: He bought a 30yr Anniv KTM 990.... still thanks the thieves for getting him onto a real bike  :biggrin: :peepwall:
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2020, 11:07:13 am »
A friend had F800GS also stolen out the garage.... I told him they did him a favour... :lol8: He bought a 30yr Anniv KTM 990.... still thanks the thieves for getting him onto a real bike  :biggrin: :peepwall:

Think the conversation is getting sidetracked here  O0
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2020, 11:41:56 am »
Aha.... Anchor points on your garage floor.... more commonly referred to as Toe Breaking Devices  :o I need to find another solution, I only have 9 left  ::)
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2020, 09:11:46 am »
If I would do this, I would cut out a 5cm block from the concrete floor to have the "locking plate thing" at floor level. There will be some dust collection inside, but its better than this block in the middle of your garage floor.
 
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