Re: The good times are over.
I had my rat Viagro 535 nicked and torched. It's physically sickening to see the burned corpse sitting in a a scrapyard. I'm in favour of un anaesthetised surgical removal of a finger at a time for thieves. OK, persistent ones won't be able to work for a living, but that would be no change for them anyway.
Bikes inside houses are about fire risk - what about a quick detachable petrol tank? You could keep that outside in a locker, bike inside nice and safe?