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Old 03-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Bike locks?

What kind of bike locks do you carry when you travel? Disc locks , cables , chains ?
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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Just started carry one myself. Due to weight I carry a disc lock. Small and compact. Really will depend on where you are going. If the area or country is bad enough you may need all of the above. And that will just buy you some time. If they really want it, they will get it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:42 AM   #3
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I use a disc lock as well. One thing I learned is I put a BRIGHT elastic strap on my handlebar on the clutch lever when I apply the lock. Starting off with a lock left on can be EXPENSIVE. Fortunately did not happen to me.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:47 AM   #4
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Just started carry one myself. Due to weight I carry a disc lock. Small and compact. Really will depend on where you are going. If the area or country is bad enough you may need all of the above. And that will just buy you some time. If they really want it, they will get it.
True for anything I guess. I tried the ZENA w/ motion detector. Lots of claims for how tough it is. I'll find out if the bike falls over in the middle of the night.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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disc locks are pretty good but what actually goes a long way in getting a thief to skip over your bike is a cover. they cant tell the make or condition of the bike and getting those things off - especially if you run a cable or chain around it - is a pain in the @ss
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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I use them all, depending on where I'm riding.

Mexico & South:
disc lock
thick cable lock that is long enough to go around a post then through the frame
full cover
with steering locked

USA
disc lock
full cover
(if I have room I bring along the cable, not always)

I believe the most important item is the full cover! (the more used and old it looks the better)

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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A disc lock will deter a single thief from rolling the bike away, 2 or more can just pick it up and run. I have a Kryptonite disc lock.

A strong lock & cable around an unmovable object will deter a group of thieves, but not a professional. I have a 30' Kryptonite cable.

An alarm might cause a thief to leave it and run or give someone a chance to get a look at the thief. I will be getting a Scorpio alarm for my 690.

Am I really that paranoid???

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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Alarm

I installed a Gorilla Alarm. At least I can hear if someone is messing with my stuff. Works well if you leave your bike for a few moments to shop or pay for gas. Blinking lights lets people know there is a alarm.

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