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Old 04-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Are brake disc locks worth it?

Are brake disc locks worth it? I have heard a couple of times that bikes have still been stolen with brake locks on them. So is it even worth buying? If not what is the best solution? other than an armed gaurd
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I have one on my bike and last time thieves hit my apts they took an R1, got as far as cutting the wires on another R1, but left my bike tucked in under the cover w/the disc lock peeking out in the front



BUT the fact remains....if they want it bad enough they can take it
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they're a pain in the and you'll forget you have it on = shattered mudguard and bent brake rotor!!!!!!!!
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No matter what you do, if they want the bike bad enough, they'll get it. But, one more obstacle makes it that much harder and takes that much more time that someone could hopefully notice something.
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Anything that makes your bike more difficult to steal will make a thief look for an easier target. So to answer your question, yes, they are worth it IMO.

However, as posted above, if they really want it, they'll get it, regardless of how it's secured.
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I have 2 and both have alarms on them so when the bike moves they go off loud as .


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I disagree with "a pain in the "


They take 1 second a piece to put on and take off. I have never forgot mine and I use them every time.
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buy a rino and chain it to your bike. i promise no one will even look at it they will be so scared.



but on that note when my bike was stolen the wheel was locked and all they did was lay the bike over on a blanket and 4 peeps picked it up and slid it into a truck. fast and easy.
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Anything that makes your bike more difficult to steal will make a thief look for an easier target. So to answer your question, yes, they are worth it IMO.

However, as posted above, if they really want it, they'll get it, regardless of how it's secured.
+1 if they realy want it they are going to take it, but anything you put on there to make it more difficult is worth it.
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buy a rino and chain it to your bike. i promise no one will even look at it they will be so scared.



but on that note when my bike was stolen the wheel was locked and all they did was lay the bike over on a blanket and 4 peeps picked it up and slid it into a truck. fast and easy.
Matress...blanket likely wouldn't hold the weight and would cause more damage to the bike, such as denting the tank which is VERY $$$.
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Matress...blanket likely wouldn't hold the weight and would cause more damage to the bike, such as denting the tank which is VERY $$$.
in this case they use really heavy thick blankets. worked for the first 3 bikes they took but they just were not fast enough for that 4th bike when the got popped
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2 things....Lojack and Full coverage insurance!

Problem solved.

They may take your bike but atleast you will get it back and potentially find the criminal who took it!
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I'd say anything that will make a thief think twice before stealing your bike is better than nothing but there is no real guarantee with anything. I have two of them a kryptonite lock for the rear and chain but it's hard to find a place to use the chain on because of the length. The other one is a Xena one with alarm for the front. I think a combination of things will help more than just using disc locks. If you can have that and lojack or theft insurance you've done what you could.
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Hmmm....I cannot advise pepper spray/CS/smoke bombs under a motorcycle cover with locks and such like, but it would be fun to watch.
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just get Lo-Jack and even then park your bike in doors or boxed in by 2 or more cars
He must have alot of experience?
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