Yup, my bike almost got stolen last night
So we get off from work last night at 11pm and everybody on my crew wanted to grab a beer and some wings. So we head down to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Grapevine off of 114 and William D Tate. I had a couple of beers, probably hung out there a totally of 1.5 hour, and was heading out the door about 1am.
I see this guy standing next to my bike talking on the cell phone, didn't think nothing much of it because a car is parked next to my bike and I'm thinking it's his car and he's just pacing around it and was checking out my bike. As I start getting closer he turns and looks up at me sorta surprised, obviously it's my bike because of the jacket and helmet. He starts walking away but the alarm bell hadn't quite turned on in my head. I sit my helmet down on my seat and go to turn on the bike, nada. Odd.... no way my battery could be dead. Take the keys out and put them back in and turn again. No lights, nothing. RED ALERT! I turn around looking for that guy and he's on the opposite side of the building from me by now looking directly at me. We make brief eye contact and then he hauls ass. I left my key in the ignition and all my gear there and run around the corner, nothing again. FUCK!
Run inside and grab my friends and one of them calls the cops. We combed the parking lot but didn't see anything. I remember when he ran around the corner I saw the corner lights on an F-150 light up briefly, like when I lock the doors with the remote. So I start looking in that truck thinking it's his and that he locked the doors as he was running off.
Cops show up within 5 minutes, damn I've gotta admit the Grapevine cops are efficient. No less than 3 squad cars. They circled around a few times but they said that whoever it was is probably long gone. I mentioned the F-150 and what I saw about the lights as the guy ran around the corner. I thought they were going to blow me off but they went and ran the plates and went to the Denny's next door and found the owner. Pure luck I guess, the guy had just pulled up and went next door to eat. He came out and I saw him and realized it wasn't the same guy.
Anyway, the thief had cut the wires coming under the triple for the ingnition attempting to hot wire it. Don't think he would have been sucessful because even after we attached all the wires back together we still had no power. I'm thinking it's probably a blown fuse. We couldn't get the bike started so I had t call and wake up a buddy of mine to get my truck and trailer and come pick me up. It was a long drive home, didn't get in until 5am which sucked because I had to be at work at 9am. Wound up calling the job saying I wouldn't be in until 1:30pm and sleeping in
Anyway, this seriously has me thinking about bike security. Sucks that this happened where I thought it would be fairly safe but goes to show that you give a thief any sort of oppurtunity they will take it.