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During these last few weeks, somebody has been stealing gas from my motorcycle. It's a Honda Vt 125 Shadow, and since all the wires and hoses are apparent, it's pretty easy to unplug the hose and siphon gas from the tank.

Any ideas on how to prevent this ?!


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If it were me, I'd probably put a sticker on the gas tank that said something like 'Use Kerosene fuel only' –  Tim Jan 17 '13 at 19:46
If it is the same people each time, then go to a chemistry site and ask what you can add to the fuel that will make it smell of 10 day old nappies (dippers). –  richard Jan 26 '13 at 14:32

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I do like @Tims' idea of the sticker. You don't have to make it theftproof just more difficult than the bike next to yours. If the fuel line is held on with a spring type hose clamp replace it with a wormdrive clamp. Fill in the screwdriver slot of the clamp with epoxy or something similar. This will mean a socket or nutdriver will be required to remove the clamp, which is something most people don't carry in their pocket. It won't be impossible to remove, but hopefully difficult enough that the thieves choose somewhere easier.

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