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    Im so F***ING pissed off..

    2nd time someone shattered my sparkplugs...

    I was about to go for a nice little evening ride to let off some steam and I notice my right sparkplug boot hanging... and half of my sparkplug shattered off. I've heard of this kind of thing happening before in San Francisco, but I thought it was just vandalism.. who the hell does this shit?? Im not quite understanding why people take/break sparkplugs from bikes?? does it contain some unobtanium that when mixed with crack enhances the user's experience or something?? Does this happen to anyone else?

    Sorry for the rant.. but I wanted to ride to let off some steam tonite, and now Im about to fucking blow my lid.. *sigh.. Gotta goto the autoparts store tomorrow..

    Wow, that sucks, sorry man...I don't know what I would do if that happened, I would be pissed beyond belief like you are...Good thing you didn't catch them in the act though b/c if you are like me you would have probably killed them and been in jail...Where was your bike parked???
    Damn right it's a Hawk GT


      I know what id do. Id send a hot 12 volts DC to those mother fuckin plugs so when those pricks felt the need to destroy some shit(especially someones hawk), they shit their pants from the jolt.
      1989 Hawk Gt


        Little bastards!!

        I live in relatively crime free area, but there are kids that think they can get away with anything. I've had my license plate bracket and a mirror smashed on a previous bike. And my friend has his bike pushed over for no reason.

        Makes me MAD!!!
        "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."


          like anything you read about bike security closed garage is the best thing im so glad i have one.
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            This really sucks. I would be just as pissed as you. Probably some stupid punk teens. I've never had problems so far parking outdoors in S.F. However, Berkeley is kind of crawling with punkass high school kids with too much time on their hands. Do you use a bike cover at all?
            You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade


              If you ever go to big harley type bike events look for someone selling helmet stickers. One of them says "if you value your life as much as I value this bike DON'T F**K WITH IT". Buy it and stick it on your tank. Should get the message accross.
              '88 Hawk GT
              '89 Harley FXSTC
              2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer


              " performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic


                In Texas, we can protect our property with DEADLY force.

                Useta be it had to be at night or something...but now just shootem up!!!!

                About two years ago, a fella came back to his Jeep and found someone taking his tunes... Well this fell chased the punk down an alley and pegged him in the back....dead. He was found to be in the "right"....!

                Sorry about you plugs.... better that having your bike pushed over I guess...


                Ride Hard....

                or Ride Home Alone


                  my brother has had his bike pushed over, which is why my hawk is sitting in my living room. never heard of the spark plub thing though....
                  1988 Honda Hawk
                  mcra track crash truck


                    Adrian....were there any windows broken nearby? The white part of a spark plug is porcelain, vandals use porcelain to break windows because it is supposed to break glass easily and silently. I'm not sure how effective it is, it's just something my shop teacher told me in school
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                    "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk


                      Crackheads borrow them to use for pipes.Hmmm,mmm,mmm let he who is without sin casteth the first rock and I shall smoketh it!


                        I was in San Francisco when this happened, and I parked outside of my old apartment that Im moving out of, no cover on the bike.

                        When I told the girl behind the parts counter why I was buying new plugs for my bike, she wasn't surprised and proceeds to educate me. Druggies use them as paraphernilia or something, but also- (and Stevenjhow is correct on this one) thieves and vandals use the little bits of porcelain to shatter car windows with them, quietly and without much force. My neighborhood in SF is a relatively upscale area, but if you look on the ground, you still see broken bits of window glass..

                        Man. Im glad I'm moving out of the city. Vandalism and theft has its place in this city and its just crazy to internalize that its something normal especially when it finally happens to you. Holy shit my adrenaline was going. If I caught the lowlife redhanded, I'd have to practice a great deal of self-control and not do something I could regret.


                          Look on the positive side:
                          With two spark plugs per cylinder, you could have drove the bike to get new ones.
                          Yes, it sux that it happened in the first place.
                          -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                          -If Buckleys cold mixture went would anybody know????
                          -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.


                            This has been going around awhile...but it def fits with this thread

                            email this posting to a friend best of craigslist > s.f. bayarea > Hey Crackhead
                            Originally Posted: Sat, 27 Mar 15:36 PST
                            Hey Crackhead
                            Date: 2004-03-27, 3:36PM PST

                            Yes, you. You sick fucker. On Wednesday morning I emerged from my girlfriend's building by U.N. Plaza to find that you had sawed the tops off both the sparkplugs on my motorcycle. At the time, I had no idea why anyone would do that. Other than the sparkplugs, the bike was untouched. Some kind of bizarre vandalism? A fraternity prank gone awry? I had no idea. All I knew is that I looked like a huge douchebag riding the Muni to work in a padded motorcycle jacket and helmet.

                            Because the bike was immobilized I got a $35 street sweeping ticket that night. Thursday I had it towed to the shop ($45) where they replaced the sparkplugs and the boots ($50 including labor). They explained to me that "people" - I use the term loosely here - like you break off the tops of spark plugs and use the porcelain tubes to smoke crack. As an engineer and former MacGyver fan, in a way I think this is kind of cool. But then I remember that I just paid $100 for YOUR crackpipes, and I get angry again.

                            Crackhead, it was really good to have my bike back though. I rode home from the shop with a couple of spare sparkplugs and a smile on my face. I figured the next time I parked at my girlfriend's place overnight I would have to buy some crackpipes and tape them to my bike as a peace offering. Overall, I wasn't that upset. Despite having to ride the bus for three days and dropping a hundred bones at the shop, I had gained some fascinating knowledge, a new set of sparkplugs, and a pretty funny anecdote about how fucked up you are, and how our paths once crossed briefly in the night.

                            But you couldn't just let sleeping dogs lie, could you Crackhead. You couldn't just stay in on Friday, watch Letterman through the window of a home electronics store and then call it a night. You couldn't rest on your laurels. Two porcelain sparkplug crackpipes just wasn't enough for you, was it Crackhead? You just had to come back for more.

                            This morning, a scant fifteen hours after I rode it out of the shop, I found my motorcycle violated once again. This time you only took the right one - maybe you were having an off night. At least this time I had a spare sparkplug and the tools to fix it - or so I thought - having ordered a 73-piece toolset from last week. But no, the sparkplug socket in my new toolset was for American sparkplugs. So I had to go down to the neighborhood Ace hardware. They had an 18mm socket that would fit over my sparkplug, but it was for a 1/2" drive ratchet. My toolkit only has 1/4" and 3/8" ratchets. So I had to buy a 1/2" ratchet along with the socket. Even though the clerk took pity on me and gave me the senior citizen discount (I'm 25) it still cost me $22 all told. Now, you might say that I should have just gotten a 3/8"-to-1/2" drive adaptor instead of springing for the whole ratchet. And to that I say "Shut the hell up, Crackhead, I'm not finished. And besides, I was eventually going to buy a 1/2" ratchet anyway so it's probably not worth it to take it back now."

                            OK, now I'm rambling. But the point is, Crackhead, that you have done me wrong. Now, I get that you love crack. That is totally understandable. I've heard it is really fun, at first, and quite addictive. What I don't understand is,

                            YOU ARE A CRACKHEAD. WHY DON'T YOU OWN A CRACKPIPE?

                            I am an engineer. Do you ever see me shaking down bums in the Loin for a calculator and sliderule? No, you don't. Because engineering is the main thing I do, I went and bought myself a calculator. The main thing you do is crack. How do you get by without a crackpipe? The other crackheads must clown on you non-stop. I mean, the fucking saw you used to saw off my sparkplugs is probably worth five or ten bucks. Why not sell or trade it for a crackpipe? You really haven't put much thought into this, have you?

                            Please, Crackhead, please don't tell me you sold your crackpipe to buy crack. Even a stupid crackhead such as yourself couldn't possibly be that stupid.

                            I've decided that taping crackpipes to my motorcycle would be tantamount to appeasement. You have crossed a line, Crackhead - specifically California Street. You have come onto my own street and you have desecrated that which I hold dear. You have stolen from me, and you have caused me to spend the last half hour writing this post instead of engineering shit, and it is concievable, if not likely, that my boss could find out about this and fire me. I am hella pissed at you dude.

                            Here are my options as I see them:

                            1. Write a note saying that I have coated both of my sparkplugs in rat poison and tape it to my bike at night. You can thank Tim for that one, it was his idea.

                            2. Don't write a note, but just coat both sparkplugs in rat poison. This is probably closer to a punishment that would fit your despicable crime. I'm sure this is super illegal and shit, but it's not like anyone is going to miss you, Crackhead. Don't fool yourself.

                            3. Wait in an alley near my bike armed with my new stainless steel mirror-finish Ace Professional brand 1/2" drive socket wrench, my 18mm sparkplug socket, and my searing rage. It's pretty heavy and well balanced. I am not a large man, but I am angry.

                            In conclusion, Crackhead, why don't you just do both of us a favor and buy yourself a crackpipe? It will both enhance your crack smoking experience and save me a lot of time and felony assault charges. Think about it.


                            *** If you are not the Crackhead that took my sparkplugs, please disregard this posting ***

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