Japanese Scooter Security.

Last post 03-03-2009 11:03 PM by stylofone. 4 replies.
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  • 02-23-2009 09:17 PM

    Japanese Scooter Security.

    I've been watching with interest the regular threads here on scooter theft in Australia - something I find shocking. It is slowly changing in big cities like Tokyo, but elsewhere across Japan less so, with much still being part of old-school Japanese manners. We can still leave our doors unlocked, keys in the ignition, helmets sitting on seats, and be assured our stuff will remain unmolested.

    This Gyro-Up is a common sight, and sits in my local shotengai next to a convenience shop and the hundreds of passing salarymen, housewives, and university & school children. I think he puts it away at night, but during the day it sits like this. Some may argue who would want to steal a Gyro-Up with a bucket of fugu on the back, but that's not the point...




  • 02-23-2009 11:48 PM In reply to

    • honkerman
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    Re: Japanese Scooter Security.

     in some small towns here in the U.S., you can still do that too, but not a chance in any of the cities or larger towns. I always lock the steering on my scoot and will try to find a place to chain it when I park in an unfamiliar area...But unfortunately, that is the way it is. .

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  • 02-24-2009 07:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Japanese Scooter Security.

     I left my keys in my bike a few weeks back, & that was in the Woolworths carpark in Maleny, Qld.  I'd done my shopping & wondered where my keys were...duhhhh!  A Grandpa moment!  Big Smile

    You can get away with that sort of thing in the sticks here, but better not to be too complacent.  Ick!


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  • 02-24-2009 01:01 PM In reply to

    • Jax
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    Re: Japanese Scooter Security.

     I left my keys in the Beta Eikon at Paddy's Market in the middle of the city.... damn bike was STILL THERE 4 hours later Wink

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  • 03-03-2009 11:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Japanese Scooter Security.

     It's one of the things I really like about Japan. 5 minutes after I arrived there I started noticing all the bicycles everywhere, not chained up.

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