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Old 28th May 2010, 11:30   #46
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Yellow Board running with my stolen spare wheel cover...

Sounded to me like someone took what you stole.
If this becomes a recurring issue, I might end up doing it!

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... lets catch up sometime to share our idea's on securing it.
Looking forward to it. Will give you a call tomorrow to exchange idea's.
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:23   #47
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Wow happy that was indeed a very happy ending! ATVB!
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Old 28th May 2010, 18:52   #48
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Just read through the thread. I must say that the RTO/Police was very helpful in providing details of something that would require bribes/'contacts" elsewhere. Glad to know you got it back without much fuss.
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:13   #49
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Now please start another mega thread on DIY : How to secure a Tata Safari spare wheel cover to prevent theft. We Safari owners are waiting.
Done sir, thanks for the idea. Thread as below.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ver-theft.html
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:35   #50
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Happy man Happy Wheels, glad to know the lost treasure was collected back without much fuss.

Since the time I bought my Safari, I just used a small lock and key at the Zip handles (the small metal handles used to open/close the zip are put together and locked) to lock the wheel cover. So far it is doing its job - nobody tried playing around with the cover.

I had to replace the lock once (after a year or so) as it got rusted over a period of time. I promptly replaced it with another one.

By the way, over a period of time the zip becomes too hard to operate - a built in way of protecting the wheel cover . Have any one noticed this? Is there a way to lubricate (?) the plastic zip?
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Come to think of it, happened just as the tall man suggested:
Dude sometime's you need to take suggestions from younger people like me

Anyhow congrats on getting back the Wheel Cover and The King is looking good.
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:52   #52
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@JustCause: The information was gathered thru a free service provided by Bangalore RTO. Thankfully I did not have to get to any "officials".

@Sunil: The thieves removed the zipper's handle itself. Even I had a lock on the handle, what they have done is remove the handle itself.
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oh so you got it back?

Now we have to see who is the next victim of the driver

Thank God Santro does not have a spare wheel hanging behind the door

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@JustCause: The information was gathered thru a free service provided by Bangalore RTO. Thankfully I did not have to get to any "officials".

@Sunil: The thieves removed the zipper's handle itself. Even I had a lock on the handle, what they have done is remove the handle itself.
@Happy Wheels: hmm.. I realized it after reading your post . Locking this way can stop only a few easy robbers, who stop themselves after seeing the lock. As you said, I realized now that it is very easy to remove the handle itself along with the lock . So, need to find another way..

By the way, I noticed the new thread on this particular subject; will watch is closely too.
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Locking the zip handle is the basic step. Thieves now know how to work around that.

Got a solution that I have implemented. Not sure if it will work. At least, in theory and current understanding, it will at least make it difficult for the thief to take it away, if not causing damage to cover itself.

Read it at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post1914313
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All this was possible due to the vigilant guys at the TASS! Those guys actually tailed this fellow for sometime to notice it enter my campus. If not for that effort this would not have happened!

All is well, that ends well!!!

Tata sure is trying to change its image. Kuddos to them.
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Haha nice that you got it back. And then we still think TASS *** is bad, haha. Anyway congrats mate.
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One way is as mentioned by Amitoj.

The same information can be got by sending an SMS to 56006, with the format " RTO KA-##-XX-#### " , where # = number and XX = alphabet (single or double). In this case, I send a SMS " RTO ka-02-c-5418 " and got the info as a response SMS.
Sorry for being OT but the link says no vehicle exists for with my vehicle number
But the SMS thingy works.But the response sms had me in spilts as it says that its 4x4 safari whereas mine is a 4x2
How i wish I could have done some offroading citing this sms.

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Haha nice that you got it back. And then we still think TASS *** is bad, haha. Anyway congrats mate.
T.A.S.S is good at doing all other work other than what is expected of them.
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