Gotta A Scooter Lock You Love?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Shanester, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Shanester

    Shanester Not me officer....

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    Just got a Vespa 150cc:clap and I'm looking for a good lock that doesn't take up a lot of space. Someone recently told me the best locks have to be ordered from the UK or Europe, because those are the only ones our guys don't know how to pick ...yet.:chace

    Anyone love their locks? Even if you have one that sucked, I'd appreciate knowing that too!

    Thanks so much!

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    jstyck n00b

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  3. Speedo66

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    Kryptonite makes good products, just don't buy one of the older tubular key locks that can be opened with a BIC pen barrel. Although in their favor, they replaced every used one for free.

    Also a hardened chain to attach it to something, because we've all seen those videos of the guys in NYC picking up bikes and getting them in a van in 10 seconds. Kryptonite's NY Noose works well.
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  4. Shanester

    Shanester Not me officer....

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    Thanks very much - I'll check out the Kryptonite site! Yes I'm trying to avoid the 10 second heist into the van, so I'm psyched about anything called "NY Noose!" :thumb
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    Shanester Not me officer....

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  6. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Unless you lock to a fixed object, any lock is useless since the entire scoot can be picked up and put into a van.

    Locking to fixed object might also be useless if the thieves cut the chain or lock. If thieves want your scoot, it will be gone.

    So - get a reasonable lock that will discourage opportunists, keep the bike insured and don't worry. If it's stolen, buy another one. Life is too short to worry about stuff like that.
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  7. Dr. John

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    Search Grip-lock, and read the blurb from MCN (British mag). The thought being, what's the price of a lever matter, when you're rolling a 3-4k scoot away.:hmmmmm Anchor it to something.
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  8. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads-up on Kryptonite replacing the locks. I'll have to check it out.

    BTW: No lock is perfect. I lost the Ace key to one of my Kryptonite locks. It took only a few seconds to cut it with a portable grinder.

    +1 on good insurance.
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  9. Hakatan

    Hakatan quality > quantity

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    I've used an ABUS cable lock since 1999. (I have the Steel- o-Flex 1000) Pricey, but I never worry about the cable or lock getting cut. Find a solid object to lock it to, and your scooter will be there when you get back :deal
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  10. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1

    I've got it all.

    Big fat chain, Xena disclock with alarm.. and still can't sleep without full
    coverage (insurance).
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  11. DudeClone

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    scooter security can be a hassle and cumbersome. i don't like big chains and favor layering security items. the grip lock posted is easily whacked with a hammer and broken. don't spend too much on one BUT, its an inexpensive and quick and easy security device. so ANYTHING you can put on your scoot like that along with a disc lock / alarm and maybe a couple other deterrents is great. so theives come by and see "chain, grip lock, disc lock, meh we'll pass" that said as said by others, IF someone wants your scooter, its gone. even with a big fat chain. oh, and get a cover. non branded and plain, not a Prima or Vespa or anything that would give a hint at what is beneath. may even want to make it a tad oversized to cover the wheels. thieves LOOK for things, and at them. when they don't see them day after day they forget about them. instead of passing THAT scooter they want to swipe they just see a big silver tarp. and so....nothing to think about or to be tempted by

    i don't like big, heavy 10 pound chains. i use this. they are not as "small" as they look, and feel substantial at 4lbs. don't Vespa's have a chain hook? this would cuff right around it.


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    Godders Crazy Pom in Aus

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  13. Speedo66

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    I keep a small yellow ziptie on my bike key ring. When I put a disc lock on, I put the ziptie into my ignition lock.

    I don't take the ziptie out of the ignition until after the disc lock comes off.
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  14. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    I sent Kryptonite a note when I read this the other day. The answer I received was not good. They quit replacing the locks 4 years ago. The best they will do now is exchange your old one for the new model for $20.00. Since I didn't pay that much for mine when I bought them, I'll look around some more.
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    Concealed Carry license.

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  16. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    +1. with a BUG.
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  17. DudeClone

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    well a gun might make you feel better but your scoot will be gone, anyway :(
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  18. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Doesn't Rider mag ouit of the uk do a test of most locks each year? Rates thems from 1 to 3 attack. 1 bending a big fucking sled hammer takes it out. 3 being you ll need power tools and this is going to be loud . I m guessing most of use never have taken a sled hammer to out lock just to see if they break. Myself I use the type of chain you find on big rigs to keep loads on. You can cut it with out 6 foot long bolt cuts. Also a 50 buck Master Lock.
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  19. Speedo66

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    That's too bad. When the news of their locks being picked with a BIC came out on the net, they were all over it, sending you a pre-paid mailer, free postage both ways, and a new lock. I had a heavy cable lock which they no longer carried. They gave me a new lock and the noose chain.

    Once the news died down, I guess things changed.
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  20. romans racing

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    I use the onguard beast 5016 at home, the lock I keep in my top box is Aprilia Iron Guard 10-150mm - AP8720, not as heavy as the onguard, very good design.
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