best way to secure my scooter

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by kglazer, May 7, 2011.

  1. kglazer

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    hey guys im considering riding my scooter to work over the summer. i cant justify the $4.00 a gallon. im just worried that while im in working the day shift. someone is going to go in the parking lot and see my 50cc scooter that only ways 250lbs and pick it up in there flat bed and get a free scooter. Or just hotwire it and ride off. i have no visual way of seeing the scooter at all times. Am i paranoid or what lol
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  2. Jaybels

    Jaybels scooter hoarder

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    I use a master lock adjustable cable lock to lock mine up.Its long enough for me to secure mine to a light pole or gas meter or whatever and it also can be cinched up tight to really secure it in place like so wind cant blow it over.Plus it winds up really small and fits nicely around my bars or under the seat.

    This is it from there website.

    http://www.masterlock.com/product_details/BikeLocks/8428DPS
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  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I have insurance. I someone steals it, then I get to buy a new one.:lol3
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    tortoise2 Been here awhile

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    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  6. kglazer

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    yeah the gps is a good idea. insurance i cant do because its a 50cc scooter so its not titled or registered in MD so i cant have insurance other then adding it to my home owners insurance. do you think it would cover the scooter if its stolen? I was also thinking more on the lines of disk locks as the parking lot really doesnt have anywhere to chain it up too. Does anyone have bad/good experience with disk locks
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  7. Black Sheep Radical

    Black Sheep Radical Fusionista

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    No, just realistic :D

    That's difficult if there's nothing to chain it up to, as that would have been my first suggestion. A disc lock only stops someone pushing it away, it can still easily be thrown into the back of a van. Are there any other riders working on your shift? If so then you could chain your bikes together to make them that much harder to move.

    Larger companies here in the UK often have some sort of 'green' box to tick regarding what (if anything) they're doing about being more environmentally friendly. Maybe you could suggest to your employer that fitting ground anchors (a relatively cheap job) in the car park would encourage more of your colleagues to come to work on a scooter instead of their car?
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  8. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    Is there a bike rack at your work? A lot of places let you park a 50cc at a bike rack so you could get a loop around the scoot and lock it up.

    Or maybe you could share a spot with one of your co-workers, sort of put the scoot in the spot parallel to the front of the car before the car arrives? It would make it more difficult to maneuver out of the spot.
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  9. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    You have to chain it to something. I use a cobra links lock on my passports and harley if I travel. You could put the ground anchors in yourself on a saturday. I find it odd there there is NOTHING you could chain it too. Chain it to a co workers car?Will the GPS work if your bike isn't started? If not then it would be useless when the bike is put into the back of a van or truck. Chain it up... and use two chains and a U LOCK.
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  10. kglazer

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    the light poles have qbout a 1 foot wide cement medians around them so i would need a long chain to chain it up but with the slack they could probably tinker with it and get it off
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  12. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    This is how I secure my ride...

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  13. lifer

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    Go to www.lockalarm.com and buy the one that fits your situation the best. You can get them cheaper if you go through amazon.com to buy.
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  14. speedracertdi

    speedracertdi Been here awhile

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    Buy a giant lock and chain just long enough to reach around the light pole. Lock it and leave it on the pole. Park there and use a second lock, cable, chain to secure your scoot to the first chain/lock.
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  15. D0N

    D0N Banned

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    Not exactly... you get a check for the bluebook value of your scooter... which is significantly less than the OTD price of a brand new scooter.

    Don't depend on insurance to make you WHOLE after a theft. Lock your scooter!
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  16. kglazer

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    im gonna go with the chain to the light pole approach now jsut to find a cable that i cxan run through both wheels and then around the pole. a 6 foot cable should work? and then some kind of padlock to connect the 2 ends of the cable around the the pole
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  17. achtung3

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    Go to aerostich.com and look under lock cables, there is a cable long enough with and 125db alarm, and it only cost $27.00 I got one and you can not beat the price.

    Good luck.
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  18. MudcatAK

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    master locks make good cable that would go around the scoot and the light pole i think it is like 10 foot (2 meters) long and has loops at both ends for locks i cant remember what the cost was but it was reasonable for sure.
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  19. kglazer

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    achtung3 how has the lock been holding up. im really considering it for the $27 its a really good price. Does it feel like a well made product and does the siren really work like will it actually draw attention
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  20. No.6

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    I use the bike rack at work with a strong Schlage cable lock. It's not foolproof but it's more secure than the two scoots next to me every day which are unsecured.
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