How do you prevent your bikes from being stolen?

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  1. lmclamore

    lmclamore Citation Collector

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    Ender....Anyone that steals YOUR 800 is not an inmate and is probably having a real bad day. Let 'im go...
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  2. Robert^

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    I have a really beefy 6' long chain and a Kryptonite disc-lock that I use. My bike overnights with the frame locked to the metal firestair where I live. The firestair end has another disc-lock.
    If anyone really wanted to try to get it they would make alot of noise for starters.
    These are the best chains I have found. I don't have one of these yet.
    http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/ofcmje75/All-Products/c-1-73/
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  3. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Haha, true, my 800 won't sell for much but I think I still love it :feelgood and enjoy the rugged looks :evil (especially for scaring soccermoms)
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  4. Maddaddy

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    Vegas is not a problem unless you are staying getto.
    Most hotels have bike specific parking close to the entrance and security is pretty serious. I got chased off from an empty parking garage because I was peeing in the corner. (but that's another story)
    Bad for hotel if your car is broken in to.
    If you are traveling with a mate, chain your bikes together facing opposite directions, side by side.
    Disk lock with alarm.

    Don't worry, be happy.
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  5. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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  6. LukasM

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    Tough chain to prevent thiefs from just loading the bike into a van together with an alarm brake disc lock with motion sensor that will make lots of noise if they try to break it. It's heavy do I mostly use it around towns where it's more likely to get stolen.

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  7. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Watch these clips and see how well all the expensive chains do. Usually about 20 seconds.

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  8. nzcvlh

    nzcvlh Been here awhile

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    I just put a "KLR" sticker on mine.

    Kidding !!!! Just had too!!!:evil
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  9. outpostbabu

    outpostbabu Been here awhile

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    Be aware that despite being a BMW, being ugly (to some), having a unique key/transmitter, and being parked at home... some people will still TRY to steal it.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunemegastore/4974218070/" title="IMG_2093 by outpostbabu, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4974218070_562a7a7e7c.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="IMG_2093" /></a>

    Which is a real waste because then you can't ride it either.:dllama

    So, good insurance is your best protection.
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  10. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Park it next to a Super Tenere 2010, they'll just leave the BMW.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  11. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    ...apart from the Almax, which is a vastly better chain than any other one of an equivalent diameter that I have ever come across and it's not unreasonably priced. :)

    You need to fit it through the chassis though (otherwise you'll find a wheel chained to a ground anchor). These are good: http://www.torc-anchors.com/anti-pinch-pin.php

    Out of interest, does anyone else reckon you could circumvent pretty much any disc lock, leaving the bike rideable, without making any noise on dual-disc bikes by just removing one disk and then wedging that side's caliper's pistons with a wedge then pumping the brakes?

    The joyriders/rideaways (without keys) are thankfully largely irrelevant on the F8, so it's just the pros who'll lob it in a van we're trying to discourage. Two aims in bike security to discourage pros; make them take longer and make it noisier.
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  12. wetdog1965

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    Just set up your tent or sleeping bag next to the bike and shoot anyone who trys to steal it. lol Actually I don't think BMW's are at the top of the list for bikes stolen, but any bike can be stolen and most thiefs are opportunist. I carry good insurance and use common sense. No locks or alarms..I just don't worry about it much. I was shown a theft report by an insurance agent and Harleys are targeted more then other brands, but small dirt bike/atv's are stolen the most. I am armed but I assure you anyone I do shoot was not stealing my bike they we theatning my life while standing near my bike, so I had no choice!
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  13. jaycommando

    jaycommando Been here awhile

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    Yes officer that's correct, he was about to stab me with those
    6" bolt croppers. So I shot him.




    I'd stand in court and agree with that.
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  14. VitBike

    VitBike Guest

    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    I'll give him the key because his life is worth more than my bike. :D
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  15. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    Kryptonite changed their lock mechanism several years ago, when the Bic pen trick became known on the Internet. :deal

    Any lock of theirs made today cannot be opened with a Bic pen. If the key is a solid shaft of metal instead of a circular tube, you are safe.
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