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What do you guys use to lock up your motorcycle on the street? I'm thinking of getting [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-999515-Evolution-Series-4-Orange/dp/B001KQ5ZRG"]Kryptonite's New York Chain[/ame]. I often read that it's the best of it's segment. Any other ones?
 

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What do you guys use to lock up your motorcycle on the street? I'm thinking of getting Kryptonite's New York Chain. I often read that it's the best of it's segment. Any other ones?


This is a great lock for the Grom or any bike, I have seen many people use these but the only problem is hunting for a pole or telephone pole to lock it on that is a decent spot.

The nylon wrapped around the chain is perfect for going through wheel so it doesn't scratch the finish. For the price you can't go wrong.
 

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Unless you chain it down to a pole you aren't doing much to prevent theft.
 

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Yeah that would stop two guys lifting it in to the back of a truck. Those 400lbs+ CBR600rr don't hold back thieves so what is 225lbs...
 

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These locks really just prevent crimes of opportunity. Someone sees it parked and decides it's easy to walk off with.

A guy with a pickup and bolt cutters won't have any problems though.
 

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If you use a disc lock, spend the extra 1.99 on the "reminder" cable (the curly cable that goes between the lock and your handlebar).

http://198.57.206.194/~crazy/media/...136e95/b/i/bike_brake_lock_reminder_cable.jpg

I use a lock with the brand name "Oxford" as they have very high ratings over here, and your insurance is cheaper if you use one of the "Thatcham" rated locks (insurance rating of anti-theft products).

Now available in the U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . .

OXFORD USA

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If you want decent secure well built security for any motorcycle - then you have to start with a seriously heavy and strong chain and padlock that you secure around and through the bike frame to the ground via a suitable equally strong post or ground anchor.

Most of the locks and padlock combination you buy for under £100 / $ 150 are cheap and easily defeated in probably less than 30 seconds with a bolt cropper

You need to buy a chain that is bigger than 13mm 1/2" link diameter - I use 19mm 3/4" link

You need a padlock that is cen6 rated -I use squire SS65CS or Abloy 362 padlocks

Then ground anchor - I use torq anchor

This lot will cost you around £270 -$400

They can not be bolt cropped by hand croppers - impossible / almost impossible to pick

However like anything, thermite, angle grinders and oxy-acetylene will cut through it!

If someone really wants it - they will take it - all you can do is slow them down / deter them

In UK look at either

Sold Secure Approved & Police Approved Ground Anchors, Security Chains and more - Buy from the Manufacturer (I can recommend them) or

Almax Security Chains Limited

Both sell top quality chains - security for bikes also sells top quality ground anchors

Almax shows videos of the normal chains cut in less than 30 seconds

You get what you pay for with security - like all things in life.

Abloy locks can be bought on eBay -the 362 is a beast of a lock!

Only trouble is you do not want to carry this chain and lock - weighs too much!
 

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Hi

If you want decent secure well built security for any motorcycle - then you have to start with a seriously heavy and strong chain and padlock that you secure around and through the bike frame to the ground via a suitable equally strong post or ground anchor.

Most of the locks and padlock combination you buy for under £100 / $ 150 are cheap and easily defeated in probably less than 30 seconds with a bolt cropper

You need to buy a chain that is bigger than 13mm 1/2" link diameter - I use 19mm 3/4" link

You need a padlock that is cen6 rated -I use squire SS65CS or Abloy 362 padlocks

Then ground anchor - I use torq anchor

This lot will cost you around £270 -$400

They can not be bolt cropped by hand croppers - impossible / almost impossible to pick

However like anything, thermite, angle grinders and oxy-acetylene will cut through it!

If someone really wants it - they will take it - all you can do is slow them down / deter them

In UK look at either

Sold Secure Approved & Police Approved Ground Anchors, Security Chains and more - Buy from the Manufacturer (I can recommend them) or

Almax Security Chains Limited

Both sell top quality chains - security for bikes also sells top quality ground anchors

Almax shows videos of the normal chains cut in less than 30 seconds

You get what you pay for with security - like all things in life.

Abloy locks can be bought on eBay -the 362 is a beast of a lock!

Only trouble is you do not want to carry this chain and lock - weighs too much!
That is some serious security I bet your back would be sore carrying all that stuff and the bike would be hella slow from all that added weight.
 

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At this point if your that concerned you shouldn't even ride it off your property. That just takes the fun out of everything. Paranoia is self influenced. If they really want it they will take it.
 

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This is really just to secure it on your property - so no one else takes it

After having 2 bikes stolen even though they were in a locked garage broken into in middle of the day, alarm systems disabled and 13mm chains cut through, steel doors cut through - you do get a little paranoid

Because it was difficult work for them to try and get through the security's- they tried to break into the house to find the keys - the dogs deterred them though (rotties)

So they just kept on cutting

They only managed to steal 2 of the 4 bikes - but dropped the garage door on the third when they were disturbed and damaged my cbr6

Then the insurance company won't pay out!

Bad experiences tend to make you cautious!
 

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This is really just to secure it on your property - so no one else takes it

After having 2 bikes stolen even though they were in a locked garage broken into in middle of the day, alarm systems disabled and 13mm chains cut through, steel doors cut through - you do get a little paranoid

Because it was difficult work for them to try and get through the security's- they tried to break into the house to find the keys - the dogs deterred them though (rotties)

So they just kept on cutting

They only managed to steal 2 of the 4 bikes - but dropped the garage door on the third when they were disturbed and damaged my cbr6

Then the insurance company won't pay out!

Bad experiences tend to make you cautious!
Aww man I am sorry to hear that. No wonder your so anal on the security equipment thieves should die!

From what you had described earlier is that how you plan on storing your Honda Grom?
 

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Yes the MSX, Raptor, KLX and FZ1 are all secured like this plus they have immobilisers and an alarm too on FZ1

Can't be too carefully

Also the rotties now live right next to the garage too!
 

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Wow that's terrible. They would get shot here in texas. Lol
 

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Wow that's terrible. They would get shot here in texas. Lol
Seriously.



That sucks to hear Simon Audi.

Those guys really wanted to steal your stuff...

not cool.

I recently installed security cameras around the outside of the house.
 

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This is really just to secure it on your property - so no one else takes it

After having 2 bikes stolen even though they were in a locked garage broken into in middle of the day, alarm systems disabled and 13mm chains cut through, steel doors cut through - you do get a little paranoid

Because it was difficult work for them to try and get through the security's- they tried to break into the house to find the keys - the dogs deterred them though (rotties)

So they just kept on cutting

They only managed to steal 2 of the 4 bikes - but dropped the garage door on the third when they were disturbed and damaged my cbr6

Then the insurance company won't pay out!

Bad experiences tend to make you cautious!
Sounds like you got hit by a pro. Someone scoped out your place for a time before acting.

You can't real do anything against those types, unfortunately.
 
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