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Old 02-02-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Motorcycle theft

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I was wondering what can you do if you don't have garage. How can you use the motorcycle daily without get it stolen. Im asking because im about to get mine in few weeks. I work 10 hours in a public place everyday and i was thinking to go with the motorcycle to work.
There is any people that leave their motorcycles for many hours alone in a parking lot?

I know its not 100% has to do with this forum but its really bothering me and i couldn't find an answer in the internet

Please share with me your experience
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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You can put two locks on the bike, one through each brake disc. If they break the ignition, it will make it difficult to move the bike. But if they want it they will get it. Good Luck
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:12 PM   #4
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ride something that isnt on the theif's radar. sportbikes are a thief magnet.
Like a rhynolined 1995 KlR 650
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:15 PM   #5
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All of the above is correct. Insurance and a couple of good locks is about the best you can do, unless you are willing to spend more.
You could get an alarm system and/or vehicle immobilizer.

Bottom line, if they want it they will get it. That's why it might be best to avoid something flashy and sexy, like a sportbike.
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Like a rhynolined 1995 KlR 650
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lmao ^^^^ but park in front of a camera. park it inside your job lol. avoid parking garages. I wouldn't waste the money on lo jack just like they stated fc theft coverage. take your front wheel with you lol. put a boot on it
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Thanks for the comments guys, I'll use it all.
I hope ninja 250 isn't on thief's radar lol
Y'all have a good night
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Thanks for the comments guys, I'll use it all.
I hope ninja 250 isn't on thief's radar lol
Y'all have a good night
Unfortunately the Ninja 250's do get stolen. Forgot to put this in my post above. You can also put a ignition kill switch in the tool kit area. If they do bust the ignition switch you still prevent them from starting it.
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Unfortunately the Ninja 250's do get stolen. Forgot to put this in my post above. You can also put a ignition kill switch in the tool kit area. If they do bust the ignition switch you still prevent them from starting it.
Seems like a good idea.

From what I understand tho a lot of lightweight sport bikes simply get loaded onto a truck. That's why they get stolen so often, it's easy.
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eh. Most don't ride away.... they'll put it in a van/trailer and then have all the time in the world to hotwire it.

Locks are great... but they just have to put a skateboard under a wheel. Try to lock it TO something... tree, pole, anchor of some sort.

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Good read on this:http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/..._operator_ama/

In short:
1. Your ninja 250 isn't high on the list, but it is there.
2. Full coverage on it is less expensive than supersport bikes so inquire about prices.
3. Xena disc lock alarm ~$70 for front.
4. Any other generic disc lock, no alarm, ~$20-$40 for rear.
5. Buy a link chain, harder to cut and wrap thru swingarm and immovable object.
6. Be aware and never be lazy. The day you slack is the day they may decide to test you.
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Yup I used to park mine in my front yard thinking no one wants my pos bike my fairings were zip tied upper stay bracket was broken and my 2nd gear didn't work and they still stole it but at the end of the day I had a garage I was to lazy to open and close.
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Yup I used to park mine in my front yard thinking no one wants my pos bike my fairings were zip tied upper stay bracket was broken and my 2nd gear didn't work and they still stole it but at the end of the day I had a garage I was to lazy to open and close.
That is lazy. You must be an American
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Yup I used to park mine in my front yard thinking no one wants my pos bike my fairings were zip tied upper stay bracket was broken and my 2nd gear didn't work and they still stole it but at the end of the day I had a garage I was to lazy to open and close.
There is a dude across the street like that. his garage is practically empty and he is constantly hanging out in there with the door open...yet he parks his bike in the driveway.

I'm counting the days until it turns up missing.

My garage is packed full but I make sure it gets parked in there once I'm home. I don't even like temporarily leaving it out front because then thieves know you have one.
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You couldn't tell that by the way his sentence ran on and on and on?
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You couldn't tell that by the way his sentence ran on and on and on?
I thought about that after I posted it lol
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When i take my bike to work I keep it close to where I can see it or on the side walk
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