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I was about to take a nice evening ride out to the ocean, turned the petcock, and saw fuel streaming on to my bike and the ground! Some ASSHOLE cut my line and stole my fuel. Seriously, how desperate do you have to be to steal 2 gallons of gas!!!
 

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I feel for ya enriquez. There is a special place in hell for low lifes like that.
 

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Wow that's dumb. Maybe that's why a vacuum petcock would be nice but since you have what you have I remind you of my "Check your hose" post. I always carry a 10 inch or so piece of fuel hose in my tool bag. But I take it you were at home so it wasn't going to leave you stranded. If you were out and about i'm sorry you ran into a moron.
 

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You are the very first person I have heard that have gas stolen from. I absolutely hater the keyed gas tank. But the idiot who stole your gas is some sort of special dumb.



According to your post, you turned the petcock and noticed gas all over the bike and ground. You must park your bike outside and had some gas left in it.



I like to look at the whole situation that surrounds the events of the stolen gas. Like CSI.



What time do you think it must have been that the gas was stolen? Date, day, time of day or night,

When was the last time you rode the bike?



You must have some kind of hose clamp on the bike, so the thief used a knife to cut the fuel line. If the thief would have tried to pull the hose loose a cut in the skin would or could have happened.



Now if there was already gas on the ground when you arrived to the bike then the crime could have just happened within an 15 minutes to an 1 hour.



Certainly was a person desperate for gas. Probably someone out of work that has a vehicle, or a teenager. Unless you have someone that has something against you.



sorry about that. THose acts sure can tick a person off.
 

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Oh wow! Sorry to hear about that! Makes me glad I live in a neighborhood with 2 cops, nosy neighbors, and a large sounding dog!





People like that deserve to drive around little tricycles in motorcycle hell.......
 

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That's really wicked low.  Around here I've heard of people having their cats stolen from under their cars, but the biggest thing is empty houses being broken into and having metal stolen from them.  How far could you get on a couple gallons of gas??  Not worth possibly getting caught...
 

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We are having a problem with this sort of thing here too, but from larger SUV vehicles. I guess the thief feels that the owner can afford it! And there is a problem with people squirming their way under vehicles and cutting off the catalytic converters too.
 

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After not being so pissed off and thinking about it I realized it wasn't cut, it was broken. Someone likely yanked it until it broke. I'm not sure they even stole gas, there's still some in there. I'm not sure exactly how much was in there before. It actually worries me more if it was just some dick f'in with my bike since I have to park it there every night. I live right in the middle of San Francisco, in a relatively safe area actually, city living... Hopefully it was just a random act is assholeness.
 

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can you hook up a video camera that way if the person does it again you have it on film and then take it to the cops and have them charged with something?? or you could "set up" a trap and when/if they came back kick there butts (thats what i would do) but any way i am sorry to hear that some low life is screwing with your bike
 

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A bike alarm may not be a bad idea. How about this for being polyanna... Now I can install the fuel line filter I've been procrastinating on!
 

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Now thats turning lemons into lemonade.
 

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At the suggestion of my friend, I'll at least start covering my bike every night. I also wrapped a 6 ft cable lock around the whole bike (around the seat and under the H-box) after I put the cover on. Hopefully this will help deter vandalism. He told me 2 days after buying his brand new Bonneville, he went to the movies and came out to find someone stole the spark plugs out of his bike. Apparently they work really well for breaking glass, steal to steal!
 
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