After following these simple rules I have never had another bike / scooter / motorbike stolen:
1: Never leave your bike outside when it is dark.
2: Never leave your bike outside when it is dark.
3: During the day, always park your bike in a direct line of sight from where you will be or where others you trust will be and lock it TO SOMETHING which is fixed TO THE GROUND. (No, not to itself, another bike or something else; TO THE GROUND.)
4: Whenever possible and especially at night, lock your bike INDOORS or IN AN UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT WITH SECURITY GUARDS, CAMERAS AND SECURITY GATES.
5: Never leave your bike outside when it is dark.
Note: Leaving your bike locked TO THE GROUND but in a place that is not covered by guards or cameras is still inviting theft, especially at night. Basically, underground car parks are the way to go every time it's humanly possible.
how about buying a small foldable one and carry it everywhere....:)
It appears you have a sense of humour, but cant you make your point without being so constantly and consistantly offensive?
We all come from different cultures
Not an excuse for theft
We are guests here.
Makes it even worse.
This country and its people are new to us.
Not an excuse for theft.
They, more often than not, have (radically) different ways than what we are used to.
But nowhere in the world is theft acceptable.
I say: do some reading, investigating, before locking an expensive bike to a pole.
Read my post above.
In other words: if you'd studied the place where you're at, and its people and their general mentality, then you could have avoided this from happening.
No one expects a pole to be cut in half to get a bike. It does not tell you in lonely planet that you cant chain a motorbike to a lamp post due to this reason.