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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Theft Deterent

In addition to locking the forks, what other methods do you use to ensure the security of your bike?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2009, 07:55 PM
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disc lock by xena , ride safe.

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A big thick chain and brake locks

Well since I'm super paranoid all the time with my Versys, I carry around a two inch thick and 10 feet long "heavy A$$_20lb" link chain in my top case and whenever possible, I make sure to tie the bike to a post, wall, column, or anything that can't be easily broken or cut and I tie it to the rear wheel. I know someone with the right tools could simply cut the chain and carry the bike with a friend on the back of a pickup truck, but its a lot more of a pain for the thief to deal with the chain than with no chain. I also make sure to always lock the steering as well as a brake lock. A kick A$$ alarm system that makes my key chain vibrate if the bike is moved or even touched and LO-JACK. I know its a little extreme, but man do I love my Versys.
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When I'm on the road and in or near towns, I use a lightweight bike cover.

Has no real security value, but out of site out of mind? It turns my bike into a shapeless blob and as most low life's are lazy, they can't be bothered to lift it up and see what's underneath.

Never had any theft problems in 20 or so years of biking in the US.

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I don't do anything in fact I leave my key in it most of the time. I never had a problem in more then twenty years either.

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I second the cover. Protects stuff from the element, too. Other than the fact that is acts as a parachute if it's not tied down in a wind storm...
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TLB, Trenton SC must be a great part of the world. In my travels, I've never had any issues, but leaving the key in is pushing your luck.

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Most times I just forget to take it out.Trenton is nice, but still have some scum bags around like anywhere else.

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I don't think a Versys is high on the most wanted list for motorcycle thieves. Park it beside a sportbike and you'll be okay.

If you put a lock on it somebody might think it's worth stealing. I can't be bothered.

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++ on the Xena.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 12:23 AM
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I don't think a Versys is high on the most wanted list for motorcycle thieves. Park it beside a sportbike and you'll be okay.
I can't tell you how many times this topic has come up in the Eugene Sportbike group. I'm thinking I'll be okay because of the same logic above; but I do have the U-lock for when I get into nervous territory.
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Hi Mcrider,

Have a kryptonite cable lock in my sidebag.

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