Traveling in the US solo motorcycle securing and theft prevention advice needed

Discussion in 'Americas' started by The Raven, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Witness

    Witness Me

    Jul 26, 2009
    Southern Ontario Canada
    I woke up one morning on the road, and found that someone had placed a second Buell in my trailer.:D

    Since then I bought a covered trailer to prevent this from happening in the future:rofl
  2. mick

    mick speedtrippy

    Feb 4, 2007
    bottom of the food chain
    I don't own a GPS, often I use the free maps at state visitor centers. I'm good at memorization so I can glance at a map and know what I want to do. I have yet for anyone to bother anything I own. I don't know if it's because I'm lucky or savvy. It just hasn't been a problem.
    I have steadily gone the route of simpler and slower travel. I take less clothes and only two non motorcycle related things ( two cameras, one film one digital).
  3. The Raven

    The Raven Banned

    Mar 19, 2006
    Off the map,
    OK, over halfway across,

    1. Rest Areas, leave nothing visable, drape a jacket over the "dash"
    2. Hotels, the more high end the better not 5 star but 2-3 star 50-75 night, less chance of bad element staying there and stealing your stuff like the 25 night flea bag motels. They usually have a secure place with lights too...I'm in a quality inn right now, my bike is parked in front of the hotel, and they gave me a room that I could keep an eye on it from my window.
    3. locking covers.

    I had some retired looking cop giving me the EYE in Kansas City because I forgot my key in my room and I was messing with my own bike, That was pretty good. :lol3