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View Poll Results: Do you isolate your Kat in a lot (far from other cars), but you come out to find a car parked right
Yes. It happens all the time. 13 31.71%
No. You're being paranoid. 18 43.90%
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if this happens to anyone else besides me.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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I don't make a point of parking far away from everybody. As a matter of fact, I've gotten into the habit of parking in those hashed off areas right up front (unless next to handicapped parking cuz they would knock it over I fear) or even on the sidewalk right in front of the store. Nobody ever seems to mind, somebody asked once and I said I didn't want it to get stolen and they seemed to think that was legit enough.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:11 PM   #3
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It's funny you bring this up because it just happened to me today. I was at Burger King today over lunch and I parked where I normally do, a space to small to fit any car or garbage dumpster in with two cage spots, 1 running right parallel with me and another running the opposite way. This is in the rear of the lot in a corner. I eat lunch and come out to notice a F-150 parked right beside me. The owner is sleeping in the drivers seat for some reason. This kinda thing doesn't bother me as long as they don't hit the bike when backing in although I thought it was kinda strange that he parked there when there was about 35 other spaces around. Maybe he just wanted to be away from the fuss when he took his nap. Come to think of it he might have been dead because the whole time I stood there smoking my cig I did not see him move a wink, even when I started my Kat up right beside him.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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I didnt really notice untill now. But yesterday, after I came back from a vacation, a friend told me that someone knocked my bike over my bike, and when they saw it, it was lying on the ground. My right rear footpeg broke and there were a few scratches on the front right side fairing. I am really pi$$ed at whoever did it, cause I am at a loss now. I guess I'll park it in a safe spot next time.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:19 PM   #5
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I didnt really notice untill now. But yesterday, after I came back from a vacation, a friend told me that someone knocked my bike over my bike, and when they saw it, it was lying on the ground. My right rear footpeg broke and there were a few scratches on the front right side fairing. I am really pi$$ed at whoever did it, cause I am at a loss now. I guess I'll park it in a safe spot next time.
That really sucks man, was it in a parking lot with lots of people in it because someone might have seen what happened to it. It is a possibility that it just feel over on it's own as well. I am always worried about coming out and seeing something like this
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:26 PM   #6
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yeah, someone did see it, and left a number. Initially I thought it was the person who dropped the bike that left the number. So I was almost about to vent to the person who picked the phone, but I kept my cool. The lady on the line said that it was her neice who had seen what happened and that she would be home the next day. I am really hoping to get to the bottom of this. I have put this up in a post just now;

http://www.katriders.com/forums/view...=320492#320492
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:05 PM   #7
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I don't get freaked out about cars parking next to me unless I parked on the sidewalk to begin with...
The ones that bug me are the ones over the lines, parked partially into my space, because it tells me they don't know their vehicles well enough to know where their corners are and are potentially dangerous to me in traffic... and to the bike in parking lots... which is often why I like to park on the sidewalk.

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Old 08-31-2006, 02:56 PM   #8
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I park my bike pretty much in the same fashion I park my car......in a regular parking spot.
In 25 years, only once did someone actually hit it, and they knocked it over.
I pocketed about $2k from it......so let the fookers knock it over if they like. In fact, I encourage it.
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I park my bike pretty much in the same fashion I park my car......in a regular parking spot.
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I hate seeing bikes parked on the sidewalk or in marked off areas. It just enforces the idea that bikers are trouble makers that do not follow the rules.
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I hate seeing bikes parked on the sidewalk or in marked off areas. It just enforces the idea that bikers are trouble makers that do not follow the rules.
Might not hate it so much if there were zero car spots left because all the bikers took car parking spaces (happens frequently in this area because of the population explosion).

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