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LDHunter 02-05-2009 08:32 AM

How to Keep that New F800GS Reasonably Safe from Theft???
 
OK... I don't want someone ELSE riding my bike like they stole it!!!:deal

I already know that people can pick up and throw a bike in the back of a pickup or trailer and that there's little help for that.

I also am aware of chain and cable systems.

At home I keep my bikes in my garage with a very good alarm system and they have their steering locked and "other surprizes for thieves" that I'd rather not divulge.

What I specifically want to talk about is security/alarm systems that are compatible with the F800GS and that offer all the latest stuff such as pagers and keyless remotes and starter disconnects.

My greatest fear is having my new to be bike stolen while I'm in a store, restaurant or office and I don't want to have to lug around heavy chains, cables and locks. I'll keep my KLR for times I have to ride to high crime areas or leave it unattended for more than a few minutes.

Anyone have any good ideas other than get insurance and pray a lot? :D :lol3 :D

$bob$

Yossarian™ 02-05-2009 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LDHunter
OK... I don't want someone ELSE riding my bike like they stole it!!!:deal

Take whatever measures that you can live with. I personally insure the bikes I want to insure, and park them with the steering locked. Cable, chain, etc., systems are more hassle to me than they are worth.

If I have a bike stolen, insurance will cover it. That's how I live.

marty hill 02-05-2009 09:23 AM

They can't ride it without the key/don't worry...be happy. A stolen BMW is very rare. They love harleys tho.:lol3

Bucko 02-05-2009 09:41 AM

You might pop for the BMW theft prevention system, but I'm with the other guys so far--insurance, fork lock, take the key, relax. But then I don't live where I need an alarm system in my garage or 'surprises for thieves,' so I can't appreciate your level of worry.

Night_Wolf 02-05-2009 02:51 PM

I remember buying my first bike (VS800 Intruder) in 2001 and worrying about it being stolen :patch Took a lot to park it, put a disc lock on it and walk away :shog Since that first time I rarely worry, :thumb as I know the bikes I like/love are not high on the list of stolen machines. I should mention that at that time I did live in a very lagre metroploitian area and most likely you'll have little to worry about :thumb Worry less as others have mentioned and get out & Ride your new wheels :thumb

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yossarian™
Take whatever measures that you can live with. I personally insure the bikes I want to insure, and park them with the steering locked. Cable, chain, etc., systems are more hassle to me than they are worth.

If I have a bike stolen, insurance will cover it. That's how I live.


Wildman 02-05-2009 02:53 PM

I have the BMW alarm and use one of these:

http://images.productserve.com/previ...2/17663279.jpg

Uncle Pollo 02-05-2009 03:55 PM

Stolen 800gs, or any modern beemer for all that matters, it would be a utterly waste of resources and time for the thieves.

No key with the chip? NO WAY IT STARTS.

GB 02-05-2009 04:57 PM

Professional bike thieves know that the bike cannot be started without the key. Period. There's no way to defeat the immobilizer and obtaining a key from the dealer fraudulently requires the thief (or the owner, for that matter) to provide an original copy of the ownership paper.

What you have to worry about is the punk who doesn't know he can't hot wire it...

Just mount the seat in the high position.. that should be deterrent enough :lol3

LDHunter 02-05-2009 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildman
I have the BMW alarm and use one of these:

So the BMW alarm system is pretty good?

If it doesn't come with the bike do you know how much it costs?

Thanks,
$bob$

JRWooden 02-09-2009 09:43 PM

In the FWIW category:

The local dealer here waved me off on the alarm system, saying that it gave too many false alarms. It also takes up valuable space under the seat where tools or whatever could otherwise be stored :wink:

Jim

Frostbit 02-09-2009 10:25 PM

:patch Just stick your name on the side of it and nobody will touch it...:patch

http://frostbit.smugmug.com/photos/4...95_WnBSW-M.jpg

eakins 02-09-2009 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frostbit
:patch Just stick your name on the side of it and nobody will touch it...:patch

http://frostbit.smugmug.com/photos/4...95_WnBSW-M.jpg

cool. where did you get that sticker made?

Frostbit 02-09-2009 11:14 PM

I made it on CorelDRAW and sent off the CDR file to www.anytimesign.com

tipler 02-10-2009 07:33 AM

I've always found that a bike cover is very cheap insurance. I've commuted to work for years and always covered the bike while at work and that tends to keep people away. If someone really wants it there's not much you can do but a simple out of sight out of mind solution works well.

Swedge 02-10-2009 08:53 AM

Hmm
 
I use the "seat monkey" and the fact that my bike is so ugly nobody would want to steal it.


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