September 16th, 2007
So, you are out shopping in the busy Tnagar area in Chennai and you don’t find a place to park. After struggling for half hour, you come to terms with a small place with enough place only for a rat to sneak in. Somehow managing the difficulty, you park your brand new Bajaj Pulsar 200 cc bike and set off happilly for shopping.
Now, when you return your bike is lost! How come? You start wondering, start crying and even roll on the road. But the bike won’t come back. Here’s why.
Just a few days back, I went to the mechanic shop to repair my bike horns because they were not functioning properly. The guy who repaired was small… say may be 14 years old. He challenged me by saying that he could kick-start my bike without the keys! Man.. I was shocked. After meddling with something below the handlebar, he told me to remove the keys from bike. May be offered a small prayer or something but as soon as he kicked on the starter, the bike came to life. He was beaming, all this 32 teeth showing. He went for a small round and came back!
Now you know how many (if not all) bikes get stolen. Never ever forgot to side-lock your bike. If at all your bike was side-locked, even though starting it is not a problem, riding it IS definitely a problem.