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Old 03-05-2021, 12:24 AM   #31
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Here's the breakdown for those that are curious:
Towing:
1.5 Hours at $305 per hour. (distance from recovery location to yard 5.2 miles)
Lien Fee (towing?) $100 (what is this even?!)
6 days storage at $96 bucks per day.
Last $150 to get towed to the shop.
$1283.50 to be exact.

But, shes back and at least I'm not having to buy another bike.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:13 AM   #32
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WTF? How on earth did it take 1.5 hours to go 5 miles?! Did the driver stop for lunch and keep the clock running? I know SF is slow going, but is it that bad these days?
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:34 AM   #33
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WTF? How on earth did it take 1.5 hours to go 5 miles?! Did the driver stop for lunch and keep the clock running? I know SF is slow going, but is it that bad these days?
Easily 25 mins each direction plus securing the bike, etc.,,,,plus they likely round up to the nearest half hour. $305 an hour!!! I guess that covers fuel, wear and tear, etc but wow!
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:04 AM   #34
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Yup. Towing and especially impounding vehicles is a money making racket. I've had a vehicle towed, immediately went to the tow yard to get it. Was told it was too late to pick it up that day. Even though it was still within their business hours. Had to wait the weekend. Got charged an extra 2 days. Crooks.

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Old 03-05-2021, 09:02 AM   #35
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Easily 25 mins each direction plus securing the bike, etc.,,,,plus they likely round up to the nearest half hour. $305 an hour!!! I guess that covers fuel, wear and tear, etc but wow!
That makes sense.

$305/hour, I think I need to switch careers. I'll only charge $250/hr!
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:07 AM   #36
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Moto and auto theft is off the charts right now and catalytic converters going like hotcakes.

The Pandemic Economy.
Yes it is. We just had a shipping container and the trailer it sits on stolen. The thief stole the big rig to steal the container. We were lucky and got it back. I hope the OP gets his Moto back!
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:08 AM   #37
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Moto and auto theft is off the charts right now and catalytic converters going like hotcakes.

The Pandemic Economy.
Yes it is. We just had a shipping container and the trailer it sits on stolen. The thief stole the big rig to steal the container as well. We were lucky and got it back -$2,700 tow/storage bill. I hope the OP gets his Moto back!
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:56 AM   #38
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I had my '67 VW bus whacked out of a BART lot back a few decades back.

6 months later I got a call from the East Bay park police.
"Your bus is parked at Lafayette reservoir, looks like you could drive it home."

I got a lift out to Lafayette, and the bus had a new motor, my tool box was intact, with lots of new tools and the thief had put new tires on it.
The ignition switch etc were all screwed up but it was easily sorted out.
Weirdest car theft, ever.
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Old 03-07-2021, 11:16 AM   #39
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Surprised with all these thefts more people don't use a GPS tracker. I personally got https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 plus https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and for the money it helps me sleep at night.
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:20 PM   #40
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Yep, was going to do that exact model. But then I heard about the 3g phase out. Is there a 4g version of yours?
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Old 03-10-2021, 01:53 AM   #41
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I had my '67 VW bus whacked out of a BART lot back a few decades back.

6 months later I got a call from the East Bay park police.
"Your bus is parked at Lafayette reservoir, looks like you could drive it home."

I got a lift out to Lafayette, and the bus had a new motor, my tool box was intact, with lots of new tools and the thief had put new tires on it.
The ignition switch etc were all screwed up but it was easily sorted out.
Weirdest car theft, ever.
That is awesome!

OP stoked you got your ninja back, thatís one Iíve been eyeing for several years now
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Old 03-10-2021, 07:59 AM   #42
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I guess the lesson is to demand the theft coverage reimbursement from your insurance company as soon as the bike is gone.
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