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Old 10-11-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Bike security

I just moved a to an apt with a parking garage. I want to make by bike the harder target to steal. I was thinking about disk lock with motion sensor and a chain or maybe an actual security alarm. Any feedback or recommendations either way. Yes I have insurance that covers theft.
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Or just get a garage all the 'security' you listed won't stop them.
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2way alarm great for peace of mind. That way you know if someone starts messing with it.
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2way alarm great for peace of mind. That way you know if someone starts messing with it.
Any particular alarm you recommend
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I really would rather not deal with insurance and the feeling of coming home and it not be there.
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Or just get a garage all the 'security' you listed won't stop them.
Not an option at this place
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If you are really concerned then I would consider lo jack. Most anything else is just keeping the honest guy honest.
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If you are really concerned then I would consider lo jack. Most anything else is just keeping the honest guy honest.
I've thought about that, I need to look into it
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A bike cover would be a good idea, combined with the other options that were mentioned.
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Find an anchor bolt that you can put in the ground, or a substantial structure to attach to. Find an old ugly motorcycle cover, not a new shiny cover that says yamaha or R6
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Go to public storage or something similar, I stored a car in are fed garage and it worked great. It's a small price every month for piece of mind.
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I do have one next door and thought about that
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Heck, jump on that opportunity with both feet! Right next door? No brainer.
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~100/month. yeah eff that.
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The scorpio two-way alarm that Motorcycles Unlimited installed is real nice. Even when dumb b's mess around my bike for pics it chirps me
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Disc locks are nice... but don't do jack if they are going to pick the bike up. There are MANY ways to steal a bike, and disc lock only discourages 1/2 of them (doesn't stop any). My girl and I used a disc all the time, they still threw both bikes in a trailer and drove off.
Chaining it TO a structure/pole/anchor is better.

IMO, lojack is an effort against catching them... not keeping your bike or keeping it nice. When mine was recovered (no lojack, they were riding it around with my plates still)... it was pretty trashed. Insurance would've surely totaled it out for the damages. They had taken a ham-fisted approach at removing seat, tank, and plastics to get to hot-wiring it. Along with breaking the mirrors, sliders, and seat. In the end, an ebay lock set and it's been running great... but EVERYTHING is scratched up on what was a bike that I babied. Oh, and almost $500 in impound "towing/storage" fees. Basically... it cost ~$1k to get my own bike back on the road.... would've been better off with theft insurance and NO bike by FAR. Not to mention insurance would've paid out over it's worth.

Cliffs: Lojack may get you back a trashed bike with more fees to pay. But the bad guy gets caught.
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Honestly like everyone already said, if they want it bad enough they'll get it. Do what you can and try not to worry about it. As much as I love my R6 and hates thieves I understand the probability of it getting stolen. That's what the theft coverage is for. Pitch a tent and sleep next to it with an AA12 that the gentleman above me mentioned.
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