I hoped this day would never come, but it did. This morning I woke up to go mtn. biking and found my beloved dual sport missing. My heart dropped. It appears that during the night, a couple of dirtbags decided to walk into my carport and steal it. Yes it had a lock on it and no, it was not attached to a fixed object. The one and only fixed object I have is a post in the cement, and my buddy’s DRZ is lock to it. So please, no lectures on how I should have done a better job securing it against theft. Bringing it upstairs to my bedroom was not an option, so I did what I could. Had I parked the SUV a bit closer to the wall, they would not have been able to get it out, but unfortunately I didn’t last night. As for the thieves, they won’t be riding it soon, since I had both sprockets, the chain and the chain guides removed for replacement. It is a 2001 XR650R with CA plate # 16C5681, Clarke 4.3, aluminum skid plate, roll chart holder, GUTS seat cover and a TrailTech computer mount. I will try and post a photo. If anyone happens to see it, please call the local law enforcement. I can only hope that somehow it gets recovered, but realistically, I think it’s gone forever.