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05-26-2008, 02:57 AM
So I'm looking into getting a motorcycle, my first one ;) - I live in an apartment complex that doesn't have garage's just car ports.
I'm worried that if I leave my bike outside under a car port it will get stolen. What are some suggestions for storing a bike to reduce the risk of theft for someone in my position?
05-26-2008, 10:02 AM
A disk lock is the most basic deterrent/anti-theft device, there is a brand called Xena which makes disk lock alarms which are disk locks with 110db alarms that go off if the bike is disturbed. Then there are expensive tracking and recovery systems, the best known being lojack.
I think the best anti-theft is sometimes a good insurance policy, as if someone wants to steal a bike, nothing is going to stop them.
05-26-2008, 11:14 AM
If you're that worried and you don't mind the smell (or your landlord will let you) bring it inside with you. That's what I do over the winter (and I have a nice garage) just so I can tinker with it all winter.
05-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Thank you for your suggestions, I will look into an insurance company that can cover something like this.
05-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Also forgot to mention, if you have someplace that you can hook a chain to, chain it up real good.
A few weeks ago two dirtbikes got stolen from my friend's home, which is currently uninhabited as he is preparing to have it rented. The KTM 250SX was just rolled out of the garage as it wasn't secured at all. What's weird is that they also stole a small chinese dirtbike from a shed in the back, which had a padlock on it. They simply unscrewed the latch. A padlock is no good if the latch that it's locking can be unscrewed!
They returned the KTM, we live in a small town and there's no way that anyone could hold on to it and not get caught. Also, I think it was too much bike for whoever stole it, as they dropped it and fouled the plug... They probably stole it for the thrill, anyway.
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