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People will steal things, but those things don't have to be yours! One of the prime targets of thieves are newer sport bikes, not only do the parts sell well but they are quite the getaway vehicle as well..

Anyone use a Xena disc lock? I've heard its best on the rear disc. What other ways do you guys keep your bikes safe?

EX Thief & "chop-shop" operator AMA : motorcycles
 

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On the road, I used to use a disk lock, but I stopped doing that 20 years ago. Now, just use fork lock. I've got insurance to cover the bikes.
 

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my bikes also stay in my garage, i don't live in the best area and have my presa canario's which are deadily dogs, not the type of dog you want to mess with

 

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In all seriousness. The locks might deter petty theft... But anyone aiming to steal a 1000cc is likely organized. You can't exactly pick up a 1000 and walk away with it.
You need a team, you need a truck. You need good timing

If they want it. They will take it.

I've heard of some alarms that will notify you when the alarm goes off but by the time you get back most of the time the motorcycle is gone.

It only takes a thief minutes to take a motorcycle and throw it in a truck (ok maybe a FEW thieves)

Garage protected by three attack cats.
hehe. I have a sign on my door that sais beware of viscous cats. Of course all in good humor.

Got any photos of your attack cats?
 

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In all seriousness. The locks might deter petty theft... But anyone aiming to steal a 1000cc is likely organized. You can't exactly pick up a 1000 and walk away with it.
You need a team, you need a truck. You need good timing

If they want it. They will take it.

I've heard of some alarms that will notify you when the alarm goes off but by the time you get back most of the time the motorcycle is gone.

It only takes a thief minutes to take a motorcycle and throw it in a truck (ok maybe a FEW thieves)



hehe. I have a sign on my door that sais beware of viscous cats. Of course all in good humor.

Got any photos of your attack cats?
this is so true, if they're trying to jack your 1000cc and the alarm goes off, you do have to keep in mind they came with a truck/van, 2 guys and with 2 strong guys that bike will be gone in minutes.
you'll have to be very close to your bike to even get a chance.
 

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I seen a video of two guys that pull up to a sport bike on a city street with a mini van and get out and load it through the slider door with in 2 minutes gone.
Thieves will put a bike on a skate board with a wheel lock. Get insurance and only owe what it's worth wholesale.
 

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what do you recommend for a fork lock?
Whoops. Just saw this.
Fork lock as in turn handlebars full left, turn key to lock position.
My take is that if someone wants to steal my bike, one of two things will happen - I hear them and stop them (there will be a LOT of noise involved) or I don't hear them and they get my bike. IF the latter, I have insurance, and get a new bike. I see it as a win-win situation. (yeah, I'm being just a bit sarcastic and glib, did ya notice??)
 
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