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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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locking the bike

ok so when I leave my bike I don't have an alarm or disc lock but I put a thick kryptonite cable through the front wheel and around the frame, looping it through another kryptonite U lock, which keeps it from being pulled through the frame or the wheel.

is that a good way to lock up the bike w/out securing it to something stationary or should I still get a U lock that sounds an alarm when someone tries to move it.
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Its ok... but if they want it... they'll just pick it up.

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4 huge doods jump out.. slide a metal piece of say 4" pipe thru each wheel. One dood on each corner... pick up the bike and put it in a van. They jump in and GONE! The whole thing takes about 30 seconds!




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If they really want it.. they'll get it alarm or not...

So have your insurance up to date, to cover the lose...
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Its ok... but if they want it... they'll just pick it up.

The worst of worst thieves...
4 huge doods jump out.. slide a metal piece of say 4" pipe thru each wheel. One dood on each corner... pick up the bike and put it in a van. They jump in and GONE! The whole thing takes about 30 seconds!
i need three volunteers that will head to Michigan w/ me, we's goin chopper huntin.
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Its ok... but if they want it... they'll just pick it up.

The worst of worst thieves...
4 huge doods jump out.. slide a metal piece of say 4" pipe thru each wheel. One dood on each corner... pick up the bike and put it in a van. They jump in and GONE! The whole thing takes about 30 seconds!
Yep that's what happened to a friend's R1 back in 98. They didn't steal my ZX9R...guess they liked the R1 better or got spooked.

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i need three volunteers that will head to Michigan w/ me, we's goin chopper huntin.
I was moving furniture the other day for a lawyer that my wife knows and he was supposed to meet over at his house. He was quite late to meet me and I get a little agitated when I have to wait around when I could be making money so I tried the garage door and wallah it is open. The contents of this mans garage included: a big dog chopper, a full dresser road king, a bmw m roadster, and a gun cabinet full of guns including a weatherby rifle all ripe for theft....

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I was moving furniture the other day for a lawyer that my wife knows and he was supposed to meet over at his house. He was quite late to meet me and I get a little agitated when I have to wait around when I could be making money so I tried the garage door and wallah it is open. The contents of this mans garage included: a big dog chopper, a full dresser road king, a bmw m roadster, and a gun cabinet full of guns including a weatherby rifle all ripe for theft....
Pretty ignorant leaving those guns ready for the taking.

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Its ok... but if they want it... they'll just pick it up.

The worst of worst thieves...
4 huge doods jump out.. slide a metal piece of say 4" pipe thru each wheel. One dood on each corner... pick up the bike and put it in a van. They jump in and GONE! The whole thing takes about 30 seconds!
I'm with gas... you need to lock it TO something. I have the kryptonite Fahgettaboudit chain with EV disc lock and I lock my r6 to a telephone pole, then cover it up. Haven't had a problem yet.

If you want to get my lock (the baddest lock on the market) motorcycle-superstore.com has the best price on it pretty much anywhere.
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I'm with gas... you need to lock it TO something. I have the kryptonite Fahgettaboudit chain with EV disc lock and I lock my r6 to a telephone pole, then cover it up. Haven't had a problem yet.

If you want to get my lock (the baddest lock on the market) motorcycle-superstore.com has the best price on it pretty much anywhere.
Thanks for the heads up, deff getting that if I get a GSXR. Did you get the 3 foot of the 5 foot? It's around 8 pounds right, do you feel it rattling around in the tail section when you ride?
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Thanks for the heads up, deff getting that if I get a GSXR. Did you get the 3 foot of the 5 foot? It's around 8 pounds right, do you feel it rattling around in the tail section when you ride?
I got the 5 foot so it would be able to wrap around the telephone pole... and it def doesn't fit in my tail section

I use it at my apt for overnight, which is what I am most concerned about. I take the EV disc lock from it with me along with a much smaller cable and then use that to lock at work, etc.

If you want to bring the big f&*ker with you you will need some kind of backpack, tankbag, tailbag, whatever
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there is nothing to lock the bike to at work unless i pull it up on a curb and chain it to the handicap signs. there is one where there is nothing on the other side, so i would actually be OFF the sidewalk and out of the way of anyone walking, but still be chained to a pole. I think I will go that route, that way I'm not impeding ANYONE, but still protecting my bike.

at my condo sits chained to a pipe, inside my little "back porch" area, covered, behind a gate.
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i lock mine to a tree with a kryptonite braded cable thats thick as hell and giant master lock. which i run through the 2 tires and the frame. i also have a scorpio sr-i500 2 way alarm
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i also have a scorpio sr-i500 2 way alarm
I'm considering getting a bike that has one of those, how does it work? Super sensitive and loud? Do you have the keychain alarm to let you know if the alarms going off?
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Its ok... but if they want it... they'll just pick it up.

The worst of worst thieves...
4 huge doods jump out.. slide a metal piece of say 4" pipe thru each wheel. One dood on each corner... pick up the bike and put it in a van. They jump in and GONE! The whole thing takes about 30 seconds!
speaking from experience? thats what it sounds like to me.... so you didnt actually pay for the choppa, huh

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I'm considering getting a bike that has one of those, how does it work? Super sensitive and loud? Do you have the keychain alarm to let you know if the alarms going off?
you can get them on ebay for a decent price i got mine at the nyc motorcycle show and the first 50 people that bought them got a wicked good deal so i was lik 46 when i bought mine so it was either i got it or passed so i took it.

i have a two way remote that tells me whats going on it has perimitor sensor that you can set the sensitivity on. people say any thing makes it go off but i have my cover on the bike and in the wind it doesnt go off it only goes off if something about the size of a small dog or larger move.

it also tells you if someone tries to start the bike or if they sit on it.

it aslo has a disabling feature which if some one does manage to start if you can turn it off. it also has a back up battery and if someone tryes to disonect it the alarm will go off and let you know and if they do disconect it the back up battery kicks in so it will still go off.

i like the two way remote becuase i put it next to my bed and if any one even gets with in 5 feet of my bike i know .the alarm is decently loud . but i sleep much better at night now. to me it was worth the money.
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i need three volunteers that will head to Michigan w/ me, we's goin chopper huntin.
My sawed off says otherwise! Oh and lets not forget the bugged alarm system complete with tone in the house, interior siren, and 130watt outdoor siren monitored by a nationwide alarm company. 2 uncles that are cops in the city I live in. My sherriff brother with his glok that lives in the basement. The scorpio alarm on the bike, the disc lock and the fact that its strapped to the lift... um... come and get it... I'm sure my brother and I could use the target practice! But for some reason I don't think my buckshot will miss!!

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Yep that's what happened to a friend's R1 back in 98. They didn't steal my ZX9R...guess they liked the R1 better or got spooked.
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i also have a scorpio sr-i500 2 way alarm
Have the same thing.. perimeter, shock, ignition, starter kill, tilt, pager.. everything. It rocks!

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speaking from experience? thats what it sounds like to me.... so you didnt actually pay for the choppa, huh





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My sawed off says otherwise! Oh and lets not forget the bugged alarm system complete with tone in the house, interior siren, and 130watt outdoor siren monitored by a nationwide alarm company. 2 uncles that are cops in the city I live in. My sherriff brother with his glok that lives in the basement. The scorpio alarm on the bike, the disc lock and the fact that its strapped to the lift... um... come and get it... I'm sure my brother and I could use the target practice! But for some reason I don't think my buckshot will miss!!
A little paranoid gas?

I do think I want to grab one of those alarms, if only for the occasion that someone wants to check the bike out or sit on it and it goes off! I'd love to see the look on their face
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AI do think I want to grab one of those alarms, if only for the occasion that someone wants to check the bike out or sit on it and it goes off! I'd love to see the look on their face
oh its got a panic button im a real jerk with it. when some one is checkin the bike out i like to hit it and scare the crap out of them. for some reason no one ever expects a bike to have an alarm on it.
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I keep mine in a garage at home but as far as a disc lock I just bought two of these a few minutes ago for my two bikes. If they want it...they'll still take it but I'm not lugging around an 8 lb. chain with me.


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Hey guys have you tried that disc lock by xena x its the one that has the alarm built in to it. It has a shock sensor so if the bike moves just a little it will sound. I think that's the way I'm leaning.

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