Soooo I stepped out of my apartment the other day (Greenville, SC) and my bike was gone. Like a shit magic trick, just a rain cover laid on the ground. Poof! No bike! I spotted a young kid on a razor scooter nearby. He gave me a description of the fella who was "messing with it". He had a dog with him etc etc.. hit all the dingers for a POS bike thief. Cherry Darling (VFR) was hiding a few apt buildings away on her kickstand in the woods. Ignition gouged and handlebar lock broken. I assumed they would be back for it? In hindsight, I should've left it in the woods and hid in the woods myself. After all, insurance will pay me for the bike.. only to be stolen again? Any way, the bike is worth much more to me as I've been all over the country and bought it in high school, nearly 10 years ago. I wouldn't get my money back in racks and other comfort and touring oriented mods. Not to mention the windshield looks like a hippies nalgene - stickered up proper. Having said all this, any recommendations for protecting the bike? Right now I have a Kryptonite New York U-lock through the front caliper and rims, I removed the battery, handlebar lock replaced, rain cover etc etc.. I suppose I should invest in a Kryptonite chain? Neeldess to say, my next living arrangement will have a garage... I've been looking at Craigslist wondering what I'd use the insurance money on.. would ya"ll recommend 5th gens with 20,000 miles on them? That's a lot of time spent sitting, no?