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Security Equipment - April 27, 2012, 03:23 AM

Hello there!

I am in the process of purchasing a motorcycle. I live in a high rise apartment and will be keeping my bike stored and covered in our parking garage but I want to chain the bike to portion of the foundation.

So here I am, coming to you guys to see if anyone has any equipment they want to get rid of or are willing to part with for cheap.

I know beggars can't be choosers but I would feel most secure using a chain as close to 3/4 in. as possible - can't be too cautious!

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April 27, 2012, 07:06 AM

Anything can be stolen. Your best options are anything that will deter or at least delay the process. But because, if someone wants it bad enough it is inevitable your first line of mitigation is insurance. With that said, here are the options...

Audible Alarm with Two-Way Pager
LoJack or GPS Based Tracker
Disk Lock w/ Reminder Cable (best on rear wheel rotor) (could also be found with audible motion sensor)
Throttle Lock
Bike Cover with Audible Alarm Lock
Chain To Foundation (with an installed ring or around immovable post)
Chain To Another Bike Or Vehicle

Technically you could also take it a couple of steps further and make your bike reallty dirty and ugly and/or flatten the tires

Alternatively, you could find a buddy nearby with a garage. GL

P.S. The really heavy duty chains can run upwards of $100+ so I doubt anybody has any of those just lying around.
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April 27, 2012, 07:19 AM

If you store a bike outside of a personal garage, you run the risk of having it stolen, unless you get something that looks like a piece of shit.

Newer Yami, Gsxr or CBR, fahgetaboutit....your shit will get gank'ed, it's just a matter of time.

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April 27, 2012, 08:09 AM

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I know beggars can't be choosers but I would feel most secure using a chain as close to 3/4 in. as possible - can't be too cautious!
Years ago our F3 was chained to an eye bolt in concrete and covered. Good set of bolt cutters, some muscle and a transport vehicle... the bike was never seen again.


As others have said, insurance is the best thing to have if you're going to have a desirable bike.


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April 27, 2012, 08:11 AM

So you're about to spend thousands of dollars on a bike and you're trying to skimp on protecting it.

Solid idea.

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So you're about to spend thousands of dollars on a bike and you're trying to skimp on protecting it.

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If you are storing the bike in the open, you best have full coverage. I'd also look into renting self storage somewhere and keep that shit there. If possible don't park it the same exact place every time either, I know that sounds like bad advice, but to the casual fool, parking it close to the entrance it's going to be seen everytime someone comes/goes...

Personally I have my bike parked behind a locked gate (+1), in a locked environment (+1) chained through the swingarm and wheel (+1) with flood lights set to motion all around (+1) so to steal it you need to break a handful of locks, and get in/out without being seen. I'm not saying it couldn't be done, and shit in probably 5 minutes, but for Joe Blow just wants to jack a bike and run, he'll find an easier bike to steal less than a block away hopefully.


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April 27, 2012, 08:42 AM

BTW, if you're buying from a dealer, they might give you a discount on purchasing accessories/gear. And sometimes they can roll all of the costs into the loan if you're financing the purchase. And yes, I said gear. Because that's important, too.

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April 27, 2012, 09:01 AM

I don't know your personal situation the parking garage but in my garage I put the bike in front of my truck. Between my roommates car that never moves and the concrete wall you would have to lift the bike over a car (sideways because the roof is low) to steal it. Not saying it can't be done but it sure would be a pain in the ass.


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April 27, 2012, 09:06 AM

I live in a similar situation and already had one stolen, the only thing I had on it was lo jack so i got the bike back (it was totaled) and they were arrested but i still had to get a new bike so here are my recommendations:
1.)FULL COVERAGE: you keep seeing people say that because it is your best weapon
2.)Disk Lock: good sight deterrent also portable, i pack mine under the passenger seat so when im away from home i can put something on the bike
3.)Chain and lock: If you have a place you can chain up your bike that is built into the concrete it is good to go. I think Kryptonite will give you money if someone cuts through their chain.
4.)Cover: another sight deterrent but when used with some other ones it can be a little more effective.
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