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Old 11-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Random question, do you use any security for your bike and if so what?
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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you can use a disc lock..
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Insurance is cheap enough on this bike, so I carry full coverage. Other than that I just lock the steering when I park it.
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I just moved to a high risk area, with a spate of thefts over summer. I used to leave it with a disk lock on the road at my last place.
Between the higher risk and that im here long term, ive got the bike off the road with a ground anchor stuck into a brick wall and held with a beefy chain.
I keep the disk lock under the seat and use it when parked at work. most other places (shops etc) i tend to just leave it on the steering lock.

Despite the extra security i now use, my insurer still saw fit to add another 200 to my bill when i notified them of the move
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I have an alarm system but are yet to use it. I really only use the steering lock and try and park the bike where i know it is safe and somewhere where i can see it (which sometimes is not applicable).

You can also use disk locks, chains around poles or ground anchors like some have mentioned but i just use the steering lock at the moment
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Chain it. There have been quite a few posts on this board about bikes disappearing and most of the time they simply pick it up and put it in the back of a truck or van. The CBR250 is light enough for 2 guys to easily heft it into a truck and be gone in seconds.
A disc lock does absolutely nothing to prevent that. A visible chain or cable secured to a pole will make thieves looking for a quick score think twice and look for easier pickings. Even if they are determined to get your bike a chain or cable may slow them down enough for someone to notice and intervene or at least get a license plate number.
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I'm not so sure chain would be a good idea around here there's not very many places that have poles where I park I can't think of anything that I would secure it too. Perhaps I'm just not used to looking for them when I park. I know my friend with the Can Am ended up purchasing a fancy alarm system that even has proximity detection and sends data to a cell phone etc.. It's little bit more than I think I would need. Here in Orlando cars don't get stolen all that frequently however they do get broken into because tourist love to leave the valuables in the car.
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On the note of chains, ill add that i leave mine attatched to the ground anchor at home when im away so i dont need to lug it about to places where, as orlcurt says, may not have something appropriate to tie it too.
Yes a disc lock does nothing to prevent a bike being lifted into a van when out and about, but im sure ive seen stats that the majority of thefts are from the home hence my having stronger security there.

Overall you have to remember that if someone wants your bike, there's pretty much nothing you can do to stop it, that beefy chain ive got on the ground anchor wouldnt last 30 seconds against an experienced theif with a beefy pair of bolt cutters. All we are ever really trying to do is make the bike less attractive than the next one. (unfortunately my wifes bike is next to mine!)

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Be aware of your surroundings when taking the bike. Right about wheel locks but when going to pick up my favorite mag, I will carry a good lock. I lock mine against the biggist pole.
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