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devian
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ive just had my tc max stolen off my driveway. theives just picked it up and dumped it in a van. the battery wasnt installed so no alarm and cant seem to track it. anyone know the ins and out of the tracker so i can try to find it?

only had it 2 months, what bastards.

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socomods
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damn, what country are you in?

 

i guess it was only a matter of time before they started targeting EV bikes - out of interest, how much trouble did they goto to get it? (ie how was it secured, ground anchor/type of chain etc etc)

 

no idea about TC Max tracker, mine uses a pair of GSM/GPS trackers i i installed myself 

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devian
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@socomods

im in the uk, Birmingham.

 

i dont think they were targeting it specifically as the police did say they had got another house not far from me.

only security on it was a disclock havent had the chance to finish installing ground anchors as we have had terrible weather over the last few weeks.

the max is able to track itself as the app is able to give me trip location details.

 

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targaryen
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Sad to hear, last time I hear on the news terrible things about UK with motorcycles thiefs etc. 

if you removed the battery I think they can’t do anything with it because you need an official SS battery to start it and also the key.  I think they didn’t even know it Is electric.

 

only thing you can do is target your insurance company

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Franknunes1612
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That sucks 🙁 that’s why in my TC I installed a good hidden tracker from (monimoto) and doesn’t need to be connected to any battery. 

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mrj
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What a bummer. You must be gutted. 🙁 Its such a light bike, even with the battery in, that I worry every time I leave mine with just a disc lock on.

Unfortunately I think the built in tracker only works when the batter is installed. My app pops up a notification to say "lost contact" every time I pull the battery to charge it.

You could try to get the dealers to watch out for anyone buying a new battery, but more than likely they didn't know what it was and will dump it, which is even sadder. If you're really lucky someone will spot it when it gets abandoned. A mate once got his stolen Triumph Trophy back this way.

Fingers crossed for you.

 

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devian
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@mrj

my bike has been recovered now it was found dumped in Wolverhampton. it looks like the dumb bastards tried to get it going but didnt know what to do with but they cause a ton of damage in the process.

its back with the dealer now to see if they can repair it 

 

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mrj
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@devian Hurrah! Sort of:-/ Hope its not beyond repair.

 

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Oscar
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@devian

My real question really is, how can you even steal these mopeds? I was thinking, if you replace the alarm you have a new key to open the bike and than you are able to drive it. I don't know if it works but that would be something I would try lol.

 

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socomods
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@oscar

 

most of the mopeds stolen in london are simply picked up and carried away in a van - there is a major trade in stolen mopeds, which are sold cheaply yo "gangs", who use them for street and shop robberies, then dump them immediately after

 

the motorbike thieves just take whatever they can get, and worry about whether they can get it started later

 

these are not thieves looking to sell high end bikes, so it is relatively easy to put them off, by installing a good resin locked ground anchor, a massive (Massive) chain, and a good disc lock (garage is even better and will slash insurance cost) - most of the time this makes it unworthwhile, because the bikes are sold for peanuts anyway

 

but, there are some more audacious thieves, who actually go into central london in broad daylight, with angle grinders and liquid nitrogen; that is quite a bit rarer tho

 

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