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Hatfield McCoy Trails Travel Alert - June 2, 2015, 11:43 AM

I have been visiting the Hatfield McCoy trails, since 2009 and never had any issues until this past week. My 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W was stolen. The bike has a number of unique modifications, including a KTM 3.5 gallon tank and Big Gun Slip-On Exhaust (the manufacturer said the exhaust would not fit). The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 AM on May 29, 2015 while my bike was locked to my trailer with Kryptonite cables. The thieves did not have any trouble cutting through these cables. Unfortunately, I did not have insurance, nor do I have any means to replace the bike at this time. I still have two years on the loan. I am not optimistic it will be recovered. It was my first time out in seven months and I did get one last good climb in on trail 86.
As the membership of the rider community continues to increase so does the potential for theft. An increase in police presence and security would be a worthwhile investment in the townships where business owners have established lodging and restaurants. I truly support these folks when I visit and will be a resident in the near future.
My suggestions and precautions I will take once I am able to replace my bike are the following:
Insure your ride.
Lock your ride whether inside or not with Pewag hardened steel chain and ASSA Stanley lock (See Wayne Wintonís YouTube videos) to prevent removal and rolling.
Install alarm on your ride while stored (there is an alarm available that locks the through brake rotor and is very sensitive).
Back your trailer against an object and/or lock tailgate with similar chains and locks above.
Stay close to parking lot where your ride is stored and open windows facing parking lot.
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June 2, 2015, 11:59 AM

That sucks. Thanks for the heads up. Good luck with the recovery.


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June 2, 2015, 01:00 PM

Yeah, very sorry to hear about this. That was the one thign we were told when we were down there, most locals preferred quads. So the bikes weren't really at risk. (But quads were.) Still, I trailered mine every night and backed it in to prevent any easy access.


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June 2, 2015, 06:33 PM

Man that sucks. I cross posted over on ADVrider in the WV thread there, maybe someone will see it.


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June 3, 2015, 12:25 PM

That sucks. When I was down I just left my bike out. No locks no chains no problems


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June 3, 2015, 01:31 PM

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That sucks. When I was down I just left my bike out. No locks no chains no problems

To be fair, you were sleeping in the parking lot next to it. And with the WV beard your were likely mistaken for Charles Manson reincarnated. Nobody was going near that parking lot....voluntarily.


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To be fair, you were sleeping in the parking lot next to it. And with the WV beard your were likely mistaken for Charles Manson reincarnated. Nobody was going near that parking lot....voluntarily.
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Yeah Chris and I were there camping next to them, but not any time we went eating or drinking.


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