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Old 03-18-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Making your own bike chain/lock

I am planning to get lojack installed on my new baby, but meanwhile I need to lock it up near my appt. Wheeling it inside or garaging it is not available.

Considering that if a theif want a bike, he will get it, can I get by with just a thick-linked chain from Lowes and lock from the same place that looks intimidating?
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:25 PM   #2
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I am planning to get lojack installed on my new baby, but meanwhile I need to lock it up near my appt. Wheeling it inside or garaging it is not available.

Considering that if a theif want a bike, he will get it, can I get by with just a thick-linked chain from Lowes and lock from the same place that looks intimidating?
A big thick chain is a excellent deterent.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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A big thick chain is a excellent deterent.
It's also a hay load better than NOTHING!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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are you worried about scratching the wheels?

cuz then you might need to make a sleeve for the chain.
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are you worried about scratching the wheels?
Northern Tool and most hardware stores sell clear plastic tube that the chain will fit in....

I also find a well used rifle target, with the words "zeroed at 100 yds" taped to the tank doesn't hurt.....
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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and cover it with an old stained sheet or old cruiser cover. . . When i lived in clear lake i had my bike covered with an oil stained king sized sheet and the 3 sportbikes parked next to mine were all stolen while mine wasn't touched.
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Also, don't just chain the wheels together; find a good stout post and hook to that. A couple healthy young lads can just pick up and carry off a bike that isn't chained to something solid.

Heck with a 250, might only take one....
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and you can buy a concrete anchor and then you'll have something sturdy to lock the chain to
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:43 PM   #9
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Yeah just got the chain and lock. I chained it to a pillar in the carport.
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Its a little late now, but they do sell rubber coated chain that would be perfect for this use for future notice and persons wishing to do this
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