The motorcycle fenders were the main identifying factor. Unfortunately, due to insufficient evidence that it was really your bike, the police did nothing.
When you realized that you new motorcycle had been stolen the first thing you did was post a few pictures on the neighborhood website. Within a few hours, you started getting reports of people who had seen your bike. And while there were several Harley accessories that you posted, it was the motorcycle fenders that really helped everyone identify your stolen property. Unfortunately, even though you had enough information to help your neighbors identify your ride, it was not enough to lead to an arrest.
Thanks to the pictures the neighbors found, you were able to make identify the thief. You were even able to talk to his parents, who were were completely helpful and cooperative. The thief, however, will not admit that he took the bike or give up where the bike is hidden.
You know the 17 year old and goes to school at one of the area alternative schools. You know he where he works and where he lives. You have asked the neighbors to share any information or report if they see him riding the bike. The only way that the police will be able to make an arrest is if they catch him with the stolen vehicle.
If you are a serious motorcycle enthusiast, you likely know the importance of making sure that you take every precaution possible to make sure that your property is not stolen.
Unfortunately, when you have a valuable motorcycle, your property may be at risk every time that you park. As a result, it is important that you make sure that you purchase aftermarket Harley parts that can help prevent theft, as well as identify your property in case it is stolen.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the motorcycle industry and the impact that it has on the nation’s economy:
- Checking tires after 500 or 1000 miles of use is important because improper balance can shorten a tire’s life.
- 78% of motorcycle usage is on-road riding, and 41% is off-road riding.
- In addition, 38% of motorcycle riders participate in AMA-sanctioned competitions.
- While cheekpads often compress about 15% to 20% over time, helmet head liners typically only break in about 5% of impact situations.
- 29.3% of all new motorcycle sales in the U.S. in the year 2015 were Harley-Davidsons.
- when riders check tires after a few hours of riding, anything more than a 10% gain in pressure can indicate that they are working too hard.
Motorcycle fenders and other parts add value to your property and help identify your bike.