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    Posted: 27 Sep 2022 at 14:44
Just a thought what if I got a 8x4 ply wood and painted anti vandal paint on for when I'm away and lie it flat on the floor. Or would I get arrested for getting some skanks shoes dirty. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2022 at 08:54
A friend of mine had a GPZ nearly twenty years ago. He took it to the local Bike shop (Won't say which one) They said it's a project bike so did what they could.

Jump farword 20 year I was in said bike shop, they have a GPZ for sale at new bike money. IT'S A CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD . BUT I LIKE IT
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guzzi1000SE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2022 at 22:39
I remember reading many many years ago, a review of a guy who had a Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo.  At the time they were very desirable and if I remember correctly was the most stolen bike around.  Anyway, he rigged it so that if someone tried to steal his bike after about 20 seconds of riding away the thief would get a surprise when a 3 inch spike shot up out of the seat.   Shocked 

Seemed like a good idea to me, but I also thought what if it malfunctioned and it was the owner that got the surprise. Ouch
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I recall Mr Bean doing that…
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Originally posted by AdrianW AdrianW wrote:


Apparently he was woken one night by screams, his car wasn't touched again....

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Classic !  I'd imagine that put some colour in his cheeks!       I remember  a friend used to remove the steering wheel as a deterrent.
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That's an idea Chris thank you.
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A sign on the outside of your garage/shed warning that an alarm and security devices are guarding the contents would be enough to save you from a claim. 
My, then, dog bit a courier who foolishly entered his pen to leave a parcel, had there been a sign on the gate ( beware of the dog) then my insurance would not have paid their claim.

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Waiting for the change in the law making it illegal to stop someone stealing something.
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Ahh AndyM in my defence I never mentioned a Board. Big smile
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

And never forget that one day you might forget it's there.



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And never forget that one day you might forget it's there.


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Originally posted by Tony G Tony G wrote:

What about a plank with nails through. Surely it's my garage I can secure it. Hmm it's difficult.

Anything designed to hurt an intruder will get you in trouble. Goes all the way back to Georgian/Victorian poachers. Bear traps are illegal (unless you have have a problem with bears on your property) , shooting poachers with a licensed shot gun after they attack you a court would discuss. In todays climate the fact you suggested a board with nails on social media could well be a problem for your defence. 

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What about a plank with nails through. Surely it's my garage I can secure it. Hmm it's difficult.
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Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

Originally posted by Tarquin Tarquin wrote:

Our garage is within our garden but not attached to the house.

What I bought was a secondhand Baby alarm . Paid £8 for it.

One unit  simply plugs into a socket in the garage and the listening unit is in a socket right next to my bed.

It's incredibly sensitive and being mains powered is not likely to fail. 👍



That's all very well if you have a second hand baby that needs to be secured by an alarm Tarquin, but what about those of us that are worried about securing our bikes in the garage? Frankly, I am surprised social services haven't visited you anyway if you're leaving babies unattended in the garage.....

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I recall many years ago a magazine article that placed a fireflash/stage pyrotechnic in a huge tub of orange or green barrier cream , used a mousetrap as a contactor and connected the pin/string from that to the garage door.

Imagine how much some scrote could take you for these days if you deafened him, embedded a bit of plastic tub in his face and made him feel permanently sad, unsafe and with flashbacks going about in a world where an IED might be lurking in every locked out building he broke into.

Forget the fantasies of splitting the country in two and placing the wets, thieving chavs and human rights lawyers in the other half though, you will go to jail if you so much as look funny at a thief. You are easy to find, have something the authorities can take off you and aren't likely to be a popular demographic with the courts. You need to show you both feared for your life and had no other escape before the law will support you. The UK unfortunately isn't Texas on this score. 

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