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Old 12-31-2012, 09:55 AM   #31
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I went to Home Depot and got some heavy duty chain and a lock without a shackle to cut and a cheap bicycle tube. I cut out the valve and slid the rest over the chain so it doesn't scratch the bike. It's good for the home but would be a pain to carry around.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #32
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I went to Home Depot and got some heavy duty chain and a lock without a shackle to cut and a cheap bicycle tube. I cut out the valve and slid the rest over the chain so it doesn't scratch the bike. It's good for the home but would be a pain to carry around.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:04 PM   #33
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I keep mine outside in NYC with the biggest chain made by Kryptonite mounted on a bicycle U shaped beam woh the ugliest ripped cover on it. There is also a camera facing it, and lots of people walking around. The only issue is that the projects are two avenues away, but so far (knock on wood) people would probably rather steal the ducati behind my bike than this one (hopefully). If all else fails, I have insurance. The article by that thief definitely provides some good insight into how the thief thinks, and what are easy targets, but if he wants it, he will take it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #34
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My bikes get locked in a garage, with an alarm turned on.

When parked elsewhere, I use a Xena lock, Xena Claw, and a 15' cable that is adjusted tight. Any movement of the cable sets off the Xena alarm and/or bike's alarm. A $20 cover from Target is also easy to carry. My bikes are insured too.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #35
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I got a 2x4 and put some 8 inch nails through it and when I'm doing locking my bike, I bury the piece wood and leave the nails sticking out. I placed it along the side you would mount it from.

am I evil? hope he don't come back or has a tetanus shot
lol, jogged my memory... decades ago, we all had Pioneer Super Tuner under dash stereos screwed underneath our metal dash boards of various muscle/just old cars. High theft rate... one guy at school took single edge industrial razor blades and screwed them to the bottom rear edge of said Super Tuner. Can you guess what happened when the theif grabbed it and YANKED (preferred method to unscrewing) on it to extricate it?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:39 PM   #36
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Even tho my bike is garaged, i have lots of dumbass wannabe gangsters that live around me, the kind that can barely walk their pitbull cause they are too much of a pussy, so i lock my shit up.








Kryptonite chain and lock,
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #37
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Even tho my bike is garaged, i have lots of dumbass wannabe gangsters that live around me, the kind that can barely walk their pitbull cause they are too much of a pussy, so i lock my shit up.








Kryptonite chain and lock,

oooh i like that. is that in the ground? I shuld do something like that. How'd you do it?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:16 PM   #38
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Its a boat anchor epoxied into the foundation, So if they really want it, they need to bring a jackhammer with them, that kryptonite chain is huge too btw, cant really tell in the pics, search your local cl, thats where i got mine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #39
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This looks pretty solid!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #40
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I installed a Kryptonite floor anchor in the garage and use the biggest Kryptonite New York chain and lock setup through the back wheel of the Ducati. The anchor requires drilling three holes in the floor and inserting expansion anchors. The assembly is bolted down with countersunk allen bolts and then hard ball bearings are driven into the hex recesses in the bolts. A cover bolts down over everything.

It takes about a half hour to install if you have a hammer drill.

My philosophy is that if you make it difficult enough to steal, they'll look for an easier one.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #41
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I used to lock the EX500 up to the 8' tall fence behind it at work with a U-lock. Once had someone steal a bike from work, they knocked down my battered old 500 to get to the $36,000 custom harley road king. So... ugly old bikes locked to things are kinda theft-resistant.

My current job, I park the bike inside. Next to the laser. There are cameras everywhere, large and strong employees looking for a fight, and a bit of an obstacle course to even get to it in the first place - all for a dirty KLR - and when all that fails, full coverage insurance.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:23 AM   #42
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One of the advantages to riding a BMW... who the fk would steal it.

the getto boys all ride zip and splats and hte HD riders don't even know BMW makes modern motorcycles.

that leaves BMW riders...
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #43
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Its a boat anchor epoxied into the foundation, So if they really want it, they need to bring a jackhammer with them, that kryptonite chain is huge too btw, cant really tell in the pics, search your local cl, thats where i got mine.

Im going to the hardware store

Gonna get a fat chain, a bag of concrete and fatty lock. Still going to use my other bike lock too. I would expoxy it in some concrete like you did if i wasn't rentning
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #44
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Who would want a Harley ?
A majority of the motorcycle buying market ?





If someone wants your bike bad enough then there isn't a lock that will stop them. Best that you can do is to make it as difficult as possible.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #45
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I installed a Kryptonite floor anchor in the garage and use the biggest Kryptonite New York chain and lock setup through the back wheel of the Ducati.
I bought the Kyrptonite anchor. Haven't installed it yet but it looks pretty secure. For your purposes you could dig a hole, pour a couple of bags of redimix cement in, and attach the ground anchor to that.

Here is another option I found on the Net. http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...ackle-10-34370 This site also has reviews of several ground anchors.


aaand here is something pretty cool - a 40" long spike you hammer into the ground - they post a video of a jeep trying unsuccessfully to pull it out. http://www.memphismetalfabrication.c...ndanchors.html
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