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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2021, 02:46 PM »
The only thing I'd say is that for a little extra inconvenience, a cover would make a world of difference!

If she's left outside all year uncovered then it'll do more than just aid with security, it'll help massively with maintaining the bike too. It sounds like corrosion has ben getting to your poor V650.

The Oxford ones are relatively cheap, lightweight and come in all manner of sizes including with / without top box allowances.
you don't have to lug it up to the flat, if you have a top box, just leave it in there, that way it's always with you too.

My V650 used to be kept outside on drive, until I converted the shed into a bike garage.

I have the size L with top box cover £21 from SBS

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/101233

If you end up buying my bike in Feb, I'll include the cover for free, as well as a can of ACF 50. can't bear the thought of her being left outside  :019:
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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2021, 09:58 PM »
From an old post of mine...

Hi
Took delivery of the XL Oxford Stormex Bike Cover, I can confirm with a Givi touring screen the Xl covers  the MK2 Versys about 2" short of the ground and completely covers the wheel disc's. Seems well made.

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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2021, 01:07 PM »
There are also some pretty cheap trackers out there for £50  that will at least help you to get the bike bike should it get nicked, couple them with a lost cost data only sim they can go from £5 month then the police will help you get it back if you can locate it.
Other deterents simple signs that say its got a tracker on it.

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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 18, 2021, 01:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
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He's got a Mk2 V650  :004: ... Change is definetly required, just for the sake of saving his eyesight from the uglyness  :4:

but I agree a V1k would quite possibly be unnecessary overkill.

On the recent NVM in Wales, I travelled with someone on the V1k and not once did wish I had that bike instead, apart from a very small moment when on the motorway, but even then my 650 was able to hold it's own and never uncomfortable. Despite being fully loaded with 3 piece luggage and tent!

Don't underestimate the 650 and go chasing CC unnecessarily.

Good luck whatever you decide.

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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #14 on: Dec 18, 2021, 06:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by NI-Jay [+]
Jealousy is soo unbecoming of you…!!!

Cheeky sh*te lol

 :008: :008: :008:

Guilty, not jealous though!

Wait until I get my traitor bike, then you'll know jealousy  :4:
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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 18, 2021, 06:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
:008: :008: :008:

Guilty, not jealous though!

Wait until I get my traitor bike, then you'll know jealousy  :4:

You gonna be jealous of my V1K when you’re a traitor too?
Don’t worry dude, we will still tolerate you here.  :4:
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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 18, 2021, 07:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by NI-Jay [+]
You gonna be jealous of my V1K when you’re a traitor too?
Don’t worry dude, we will still tolerate you here.  :4:

 :4: :008: :4:

No mate, you'll be the jealous one!

I'm not jealous of your V1k.

Where's the evidence of your new sticker, still waiting!  :whistle:
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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 18, 2021, 07:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
:4: :008: :4:

No mate, you'll be the jealous one!

I'm not jealous of your V1k.

Where's the evidence of your new sticker, still waiting!  :whistle:

I see zero evidence of that!  :008:

You mean that evidence hasn’t arrived yet? Damn postal services… I will get on to them as soon as I sober up from the whiskey. Thanks again for that!
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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 26, 2021, 05:00 PM »
As many locks as possible.
At least one chain wrapped around something like a lamppost. If possible keep that chain raised from the ground. It takes more effort to cut a chain suspended that one laying flat on the ground. A short chain through front wheel and steering column or major frame element.
A cheap tracker that sends you an SMS on movement it better than no tracker.

And, put a cover on it. It's a pain running up and down the stairs, but so is dealing with insurance companies.

No single lock, chain or security device is the answer. It's a combination of many. Make your bike less easy than the next.


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On-street parking and the city in which you live ( age perhaps as well ) are the factors.

I have 3 bikes including a Versys 1000 (2015) parked on my private property ( garden ) fully comp for around £550. I'm in that other city not far from you.

Before the "disease of unspecified origin" there were a number of thefts of high end German and Austrian touring bikes from hotels and guest houses in the city. I tried to keep up with this through a police friend of mine.
His opinion was that they were targeted thefts.

His opinion was it was that they were organised thefts by established groups and they had specific "shopping" lists. The versys 650 and 1000 were not on the list. However, the KLR 650 was.

He went as far as to say they specifically targeted non-UK plated bikes in order to give them an extra day or two lay up the bikes behind hedges and in abandoned buildings  to watch for tracker activity, before going back and nuking the electrics, then stripping the bikes down for parts.

He said very very few of the stolen bikes ever go back on the road as complete or near complete bikes. They are broken down and sold for parts.

Make of this what you want.





*Originally Posted by FragrantPilot [+]
I know it's very subjective and there is no definitive answer but hear my out.

Setting:
City of Glasgow
Long U-lock on the back wheel
Disc lock on back wheel
Back wheel chained to the post
GPS and short range rfid
Factory immobilizer
Bike Value 8k 2019 (dealership price)

I am thinking of upgrading and I would probably rather buy used versys 1000 2019 than a new versys 650 2022 for the same amount (more feature-rich, more accessories)

The problem is insurance for versys 1000. The cheapest quote is around 1,600 for the third party, fire and theft where is third part only is at 500. I am already pushing my finances by looking at newish versys so that 1000 extra makes a difference

Now what I am trying to convince myself that insurance including theft isn't very necessary due to:
Already overdoing with security
Heavy "budget" range 1000cc touring bikes aren't that popular for thiefs (where's sport and deliveroo bikes sit on the opposite side of the spectrum)

Thoughts?
« Last Edit: Dec 26, 2021, 05:33 PM by Default »

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Re: How likely Versys 1000 would get stolen?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 28, 2021, 02:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
The only thing I'd say is that for a little extra inconvenience, a cover would make a world of difference!


For most bikes, yeah, I would agree.  But we are talking V1K here, the looks of the bike is the deterrent...   :whistle:

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