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Old 11th October 2017, 11:58 AM
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On a recent honeymoon trip to Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia one thing screamed at me while walking their streets.

No one locks their bikes. No even a disc lock..

Even new big money bikes like Beemers and shinny cruisers.

Stayed in Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia . Two very busy places especially Split. Not one bike locked and literally 1000s of them everywhere (mainly scooters). Parked on traffic islands, footpaths and outside apartment blocks over night in dark quiet areas.

I was amazed . I pointed out to my missis that any of these bikes would not last one day in Dublin.

So what gives?????? Why are we screwed with theft?
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KTMkenny
So what gives?????? Why are we screwed with theft?
'cause we've too many idle bastids here. Also apparently London is practically a no go area for motorcycles.
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:05 PM
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Mainly because if you try to defend your property you will need to pay reparations to the feckin' criminal. Justice is a joke. Crime pays off. You get to do whatever you want. Never convicted. And if you do end up behind bars- free accommodation, food and healthcare. Maybe even a better sex life, if you're into that
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:09 PM
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just back from spain, and noticed the same thing, only saw two bikes locked, one an average looking scooter and the other some bmw tourer yoke, everything else was just left sitting there couldnt get over it, yokes out in the middle of no where, carparks, alleys not a lock camera or any sort of security, You also dont hear the same shouting and screaming at each other you hear here,
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SUGS
'cause we've too many idle bastids here. Also apparently London is practically a no go area for motorcycles.
That seems to be the issue, also very soft judicial here.

London and some other parts of the UK are absolutely terrible. Had some social media exchanges on the issue with some Pohms, and the London lads said it can be really bad - cops not really doing much over there for bike theft it seems.
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Old 11th October 2017, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Dub Duke
That seems to be the issue, also very soft judicial here.

London and some other parts of the UK are absolutely terrible. Had some social media exchanges on the issue with some Pohms, and the London lads said it can be really bad - cops not really doing much over there for bike theft it seems.
In fairness to the London coppers they have their hands full with potential terrorist attacks 24/7 from Admiral Akbar. Not saying it's an excuse but it's different than what we have here where in my opinion the cops are just too lazy or disheartened to care about it.
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Old 11th October 2017, 01:46 PM
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how many gangs of teeenagers did u see roaming the streets like wild animals over there,none
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Old 11th October 2017, 02:05 PM
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how many gangs of teeenagers did u see roaming the streets like wild animals over there,none
There was quite a few in Split which is a large city. Lots of locals pissed drunk as well. They all seamed fairly harmless though.

There is more bravado in Dublin kids I think. Where being the hard man, bad guy seems to be the way to be.
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Old 11th October 2017, 06:23 PM
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The take no shit from people in those countries and rightly so, Ive worked with loads of them and sound out but any hassle and its said straight up and any issues dealt with directly.
Say a bike get's stolen there, the thief is dealt with a crowbar, here a notebook!
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Old 11th October 2017, 06:36 PM
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i do not understand how the square mile in london is so bad, as that is the most policed and there is cctv ontop of cctv every inch is covered (thanks to the IRA) and they still do it in broad daylight with anglegrinders
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Old 11th October 2017, 07:50 PM
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Not everyone in Ireland lives in Dublin....
Plenty of parts of the country where bike theft is non existent.
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Old 11th October 2017, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred Flinstone
Not everyone in Ireland lives in Dublin....
Plenty of parts of the country where bike theft is non existent.
I don't know about that. C..ts are evrywhere. I moved to Naas from Dublin a while ago, but I never let my guard down when it comes to bike theft. I did live 3 years in Barcelona and 3 in Granada in the south of Spain. Never worried having my bike stollen... It was always locked tho, and kept out of sight. But here is just different, maybe because my first bike was nearly stollen twice in a good area from a 'secure' underground parking... It just made me raise the game, and do anything in me power to try to prevent it.
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Old 11th October 2017, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Bike theft in Ireland Vs Other European places.

But again the question is where are all these irish an english bikes goin
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Old 12th October 2017, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke 78
I don't know about that. C..ts are evrywhere. I moved to Naas from Dublin a while ago, but I never let my guard down when it comes to bike theft. I did live 3 years in Barcelona and 3 in Granada in the south of Spain. Never worried having my bike stollen... It was always locked tho, and kept out of sight. But here is just different, maybe because my first bike was nearly stollen twice in a good area from a 'secure' underground parking... It just made me raise the game, and do anything in me power to try to prevent it.
The problem with Naas is that the fuckers can travel there from Dublin.
Had a bike robbed here as well as other stuff .
Not so long ago a bunch of lads from Tallaght where caught red handed trying to hook keys though letter boxes.

Neighbours cage was stroked last month. Its as bad here as it is anywhere.
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Old 12th October 2017, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: Bike theft in Ireland Vs Other European places.

Originally Posted by Duke 78
I don't know about that. C..ts are evrywhere. I moved to Naas from Dublin a while ago, but I never let my guard down when it comes to bike theft. I did live 3 years in Barcelona and 3 in Granada in the south of Spain. Never worried having my bike stollen... It was always locked tho, and kept out of sight. But here is just different, maybe because my first bike was nearly stollen twice in a good area from a 'secure' underground parking... It just made me raise the game, and do anything in me power to try to prevent it.
Naas is still in the pale. More rural areas would have a very low theft rate, probably because there's less scumbags around.
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Old 12th October 2017, 10:53 AM
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don't know...travel to Italy regularly,sardinia mainly but been through rome,milan,naples,didnt see any scooters locked but some bikes would have a disc lock...the local carabinari arent afraid of giving a well placed boot in the hole plus theyre armed to the teeth,in rome,milan,naples yeah theres areas youd take your life in your hands going through but there doesn't seem to be the same level of scumbags running around(maybe the local 'don' has something to do with that) Sardinia is even better,as far as I can tell nobody locks anything except banks,bars and shops...scooters,bikes,cages are just left there,sometimes with the keys,no one seems to bother them...maybe its down to respect?wish we still had that in parts of this country...
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Old 12th October 2017, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: Bike theft in Ireland Vs Other European places.

Originally Posted by Fred Flinstone
Naas is still in the pale. More rural areas would have a very low theft rate, probably because there's less scumbags around.
Agreed, I live in the west and would and have parked my bike anywhere, I don't own a lock, or even a disklock. There is a world outside Dublin lads.
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Old 12th October 2017, 01:04 PM
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The problem is that the law protects scum.

Look at the scrotes that put the firework in the hook the other week....
All the comments I read were from retards blaming fireworks. The problem is the scrotes. 3 strikes and they should be sterilized and prevented from breeding. Society would rather try take divelment away from them rather than stop scrotes with force.

Fook em, burn em all.....

Can you tell im still a little bitter about my SV :-)
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Old 12th October 2017, 07:02 PM
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Noticed the same in Paris last weekend. Large amount of scooters and bikes on the streets during the day.

At night time they are just parked on the footpaths outside their apartments.

No covers and no locks.

Rumour has it that Lithuanian is where Irish and UK bikes are ending up. I don't know if there is any truth in it.
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But again the question is where are all these irish an english bikes goin
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