Some fucking dumbass smashed the ignition of the Triumph open last night and tried to hotwire it. This morning, it was on its side, with broken clutch and shift levers to boot.
The thief's tools, a bent screwdriver and cheap set of channel-lock pliers, were on the ground.
It occurs to me to wonder, is this the shittiest bike anyone's ever tried to steal? Since the fuel petcock sells for $125, I don't want to learn what a new ignition will cost. And talk about a fussy, frustrating repair to make. I guess if I have any consolation, it's that it didn't happen on a morning I was leaving at 0430h to go to work.
The eerie thing is, I got up in the middle of the night to piss, and without my glasses on I peered out the window towards the bikes and thought, 'Some night I'm bound to look out and see someone moving around out there.'
My next thought was, I really should have a rifle handy...