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Old 12th September 2006, 08:40 PM
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The only thing that is stopping me going full on to getting a bike is security.
Whats the best way of securing a bike outdoors and secondly in a garage??
I was thinking of bolting a U anchor to a wall in the garage and then a chain around the bike .
But I might have to leave the bike outside the house .... ??
Whats the way to go about it??
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Old 12th September 2006, 08:52 PM
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I got a ground anchor in the ground and a big fook off lock to go around it and me bike. Theres no way anyone is gonna get my bike. Well once I actually start locking it, that is lol.
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Old 12th September 2006, 09:00 PM
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Do bike alarms automatically immobolise the bike ,or am I being too cautious??
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Old 12th September 2006, 09:25 PM
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Have an alarm /immoboliser fitted.
Get a big mother of a lock n chain,and a disc lock.
Fit a ground anchor.
If you have a garage get it alarmed aswell.
Fit a Garage Defender.(I have one fitted they are brilliant)
Don't park it in dodgy areas.
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Old 12th September 2006, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lightspeed
Do bike alarms automatically immobolise the bike ,or am I being too cautious??
When it comes to your bike there's no such thing as being too cautious!
You can be too lax alright!
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Old 12th September 2006, 09:48 PM
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lightspeed, get decent chains, have 2 lvl12 chains cost about e60 each, well worth the peace of mind, has been attemptsd to break the chains but have given up each time, is not a great bike but prefer to have it than to want a replacement
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Old 12th September 2006, 10:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies ,this has put a smile on my face.
The bike will be a secondhand one ,as cheap as I can get to learn on .
But I'm not buying a bike unless I have a home for it first ,so it's looking like I will be adopting myself a new set of wheels soon.

Cheers .
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Old 12th September 2006, 11:05 PM
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Buy a HONDA 90, keep the battery low...... no worries
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Old 12th September 2006, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lightspeed
The only thing that is stopping me going full on to getting a bike is security.
Whats the best way of securing a bike outdoors and secondly in a garage??
I was thinking of bolting a U anchor to a wall in the garage and then a chain around the bike .
But I might have to leave the bike outside the house .... ??
Whats the way to go about it??
you can never have too much security on or around your bike.

unless you lose your set of keys to the 14 locks that you've just put on your bike. Then all of a sudden it feels like you have WAY too much security...
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Old 12th September 2006, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by corserrep
Buy a HONDA 90, keep the battery low...... no worries
If I bought a honda 90 ,I could put it under my bed and wouldn't need any locks
I hope to go for a CB250 or something wide and low, I'm only 5'8'' .

Cheers
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Old 12th September 2006, 11:48 PM
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Try to keep it out of sight too. If you have to keep it out front/on the street, at least lock the cover to it, and make it so anybody stealing it will have to go to some trouble to get through a cover then break the locks then take the bike. And if they don't know what they're taking, they might not be so interested. Just that little extra bit of "pain-in-the-ass" factor may be all you need.

Because the bottom line is - and this sucks, but I've found it to be true for most thieves - is that if someone wants your stuff bad enough, eventually they're gonna get it.

What you want to stop is the opportunistic bastard that sees your stuff and sees the opportunity to take it. Make it harder for them. Lock it to a fence or a car or a skip or a 200lb Rottweiler - anything to make it more difficult than another bike down the street.
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Old 13th September 2006, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for the replies ,the cover sounds like a great idea turtle ,

Cheers
Brian.
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Old 13th September 2006, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Lightspeed
I'm only 5'8'' .
hey now nothin wrong with that
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Old 13th September 2006, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle
Lock it to a 200lb Rottweiler - .
wouldnt be long pullin the bike over!
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Old 13th September 2006, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Pat X8R-S
hey now nothin wrong with that
Not much ,until I want an african twin in a few years ,I suppose I could always get a pair of stilts
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Old 24th October 2018, 09:20 AM
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A lot of motorbike theft is just opportunistic. They'll target an area and just take whatever bikes are easiest to steal.

Firstly, try to buy a bike with a factory immobilizer so it can't be hot wired. This means they either need to get the keys or load it into a van. I've seen attempts at my old job to take bikes and they always targeted the older Japanese bikes because they had no immobilizers. They didn't touch any of the newer bikes with immobilizers.

Secondly, a ground anchor and big chain at home. Make it hard/noisy to load into a van. All chains can be cut, but it takes time and it's usually noisy so it's a decent deterrent.

Thirdly, keep it covered when not in use. No sense in advertising you have a nice bike.

Lastly, as said before. Don't leave it unlocked in dodgy areas.

I lost a bike a few years back when I got home late from work and didn't bother to lock it up. A mistake you only make once. They just went around my estate and tried to take any bike they could. Mine was the easy one to steal. No lock and no immobilizer.

The thing is of they really want to steal "your" bike, they will find a way to steal your bike.

But, if they just want to steal "a" bike, they'll take the bike that are easiest to steal. If you make yours hard to steal, they will most likely move on to find one that is easier.
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Old 24th October 2018, 10:14 AM
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Old 1st November 2018, 01:41 PM
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I don't even list my security online because I'm paranoid as fuck since the last one got robbed. Do whatever you can and make them work for it.
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Old 1st November 2018, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Motomong
I don't even list my security online because I'm paranoid as fuck since the last one got robbed. Do whatever you can and make them work for it.
Where are you living ?
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Old 1st November 2018, 06:37 PM
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Where are you living ?
Ireland
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