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Old 05-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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I was wondering what kind of bike lock would you recommend. I know about keeping it inside and out of sight and open. So, lets just stick to lock suggestions.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Cheap chains or locks. Every thief has a good sized pair of bolt-cutters that will cut through cheap chains. If you bought it at the local home-improvement store it will be cut through.

Apparently Kryptonite has changed their product line.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Disc-Lock.aspx

That one looks good. They used to have two diameters of fugghetabouit, but it looks like they only have the smaller one. Which is still good, but not great. I'm guessing that one replaced the bigger fughetaboutit. One of my guys cut the smaller one with his big bolt-cutters about 8-10 years ago and he said it was tough, pretty stout guy too, bent the bolt cutters. I saved the chain, took forever to grind off the link he cut, I went through a couple cheap discs on an angle grinder. I used to use it to secure my trailer to a ground anchor.

Xena makes several disc locks in the $100 range. I have this one.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

I think alarms are a good investment. Only the better thieves will be able to remove them quickly and then it depends on the install. However, most lo-jack and alarm installs are pretty poor. Lojack is so prevalent now that at some point anyone with half a brain will remove the seats and lift the tank at a minimum before taking it somewhere to be broken down.
He might have a bit more to say on it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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I recommend to stay away from Kryptonite, some of there locks can be opened with a pen tube...
This is what im ordering, http://www.masterlock.com/product_de...Specifications
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I was wondering what kind of bike lock would you recommend. I know about keeping it inside and out of sight and open. So, lets just stick to lock suggestions.
I remember an article in Motorcyclist magazine many years ago about all of the different locks. Every lock and locking system was able to be defeated, some just took longer than others.

It's best if one can lock the bike to a stationary object using something like Cobra links, but that's a PIA to lug around if one can't leave it at a certain spot.

The data the magazine had showed that most threats were where the steering lock was broken and the thief simply walks away with the bike. A padlock in one of the brake rotors, in the rear sprocket or even just on the chain will deter, not compleatly prevent, the opportunistic thief. I use a Seseme lock in the front brake rotor.

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Xena disc locks are great. You can snap them on quickly and are small enough to carry under your seat.
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I recommend to stay away from Kryptonite, some of there locks can be opened with a pen tube...
This is what im ordering, http://www.masterlock.com/product_de...Specifications
That was years ago when they still used a barrel type key.
They have changed the design since then. You won't be picking the later model locks.
The Timax or Kryptonite chains and locks work well.
If you just are looking for a disc lock get a Xena alarm lock. They're hard to remove and they're loud.
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I must admit I got this from a previous thread but it looks like a pretty good lock.
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That was years ago when they still used a barrel type key.
They have changed the design since then. You won't be picking the later model locks.
The Timax or Kryptonite chains and locks work well.
If you just are looking for a disc lock get a Xena alarm lock. They're hard to remove and they're loud.
so far XENA Alarm locks seem most promising.
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lock that to your floor

http://lockitt.com/lockdown.htm
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lock that to your floor

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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What he said. Also, do urself a favor and put her inside.
Say, the lock u will be getting is top notch, which might requires couple hours to break through. You know what these low life dirt bags would do, they stick around and watch for ur schedule, then eventually they are gonna get it.
How do I know? Cuz I try them all (take a look at my bike owning history)

Now, I rent a detach garage in my complex for $60/mon, and nothing has happened since (knock on wood). Oh yea, I lock them brats too even inside the garage.
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