Worse luck right here.
My bike was stolen last sunday night, you already know if you read my gf's post. I was down from Kamloops, it was the second night it was in town. Underground parking (i know what you'll think but read on), security guard patrols hourly, key carded gate [ a log is kept of each persons entry, no one can get out or in without one ], kryto disc lock, a CAMERA in the area my bike was parked and IT WAS STILL STOLEN. Security -accidently- taped over the recording showing the theft therefore no definetive evidence can tell which keycard opened the gate. My buddies bike was there as well but they didn't manage to completely saw through his disc brake. Just enough to screw it up and need 500$ worth of work.
It reeks inside job, and it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. But life rolls on.
This is my SECOND bike in less than a year that has been stolen. My last bike was a near virgin '99 cbr600 f4. Had it a total of 4 weeks! I ended losing about $1200 after all said and done with ICBC. Here's come round two with ICBC, and I'd like any advice I can get so I don't end up with another loss.
I love this sport, but from dealing with the thefts and ICBC I can't keep it up financially, but most importantly I hate missing the great rides and the rest of the season.
What kind of payout (I'm sure the bike is in pieces and on EBay already) should I hold out for? It was a 2001 Honda CBR 600 F4i, ~12500km, red/blk, mint body, rebuilt at 8000km (inspection documents all done and passed), all maintenance done on time, and so on.
Riding has been the best experience but at the same time the most frustrating. I hope none of you have to go through this experience and if you have I hope you don't again.
Anyways, enjoy the rest of the season, keep the rubber side down and I'll be sure to wave if I see ya, but regretably it won't be from a bike this time.