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    Security/Locks

    I've been looking at the options out there for disk locks. Kryptonite seems to be the best deal - any other recommendations other than an alarm?

    I'm a new member and have had a 16 yr. break from riding, glad to be back but times have changed!
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    Re: Security/Locks

    Originally posted by Rhino6207
    I've been looking at the options out there for disk locks. Kryptonite seems to be the best deal - any other recommendations other than an alarm?

    I'm a new member and have had a 16 yr. break from riding, glad to be back but times have changed!
    I've got a couple of Kryptonite cable locks. I use them to lock up the bike and secure my 'stich and helmet.

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for the reply. I'm partial to the disk lock with the reminder cable. I guess either way the bike is still secured.

    Thanks again!
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    Cool avatar.

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    It took a while for me to get it figured, but I finally got it on there.

    I guess I asked a pretty basic question about the locks. I just saw the post from Denver about the stolen bike. I'm ordering today from MAW... and no I'm not a fanatic about it disappearing! (although my wife says I would sleep with the bike if I could )
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    I have two kryptonite locks for my bike. One is a New York disc lock and the second one is a cable lock, also rated at 5*. I hope it is enough, as thieves always seem to get what they want, no matter what you do.
    Maybe we ought to chop off the hands of those who steal. That may put off a few of these low-lives.

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    I take the attitude is that locks only keep honest people honest and try not to stress about it.

    I do a Kryptonite Disc Lock and then a cable lock under the bike from the rear wheel disk to the center stand, that goes to a pole when possible.

    Instead of sinking my money into the locks, I sink it into insurance and protective gear.

    I am paranoid and will not leave my helmet with the bike unattended. Not about it being stolen, but it being abused.
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    I agree on not going overboard on locks, I don't have an alarm either as most people won't react to it anyway and I did buy the good riding gear too.
    If theft happens than insurance will take care of it but it is a sign of the times we live in that people basicly suck.
    I am a positive person and see a glass or tank as half full ,but living in South Florida you see a lot of crime and stupidity on the streets .

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    Here in Mississippi the bike you see most is a Harley. I never see them secured. I think the mentality is to leave them alone. Not many BMW's running around, maybe I should get a cable lock...

    Absolutely correct about alarms, how many times have you been in a parking lot and just heard them go off time and time again.

    Maybe Lojack for bikes????

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    Now Lo-Jack might be something , but the system is hidden inside the frame of cars and most bikes don't have room enough for much of anything larger than a pack of cigarettes.
    If the system can be made small enough I think it might work.

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    Originally posted by Rhino6207
    Here in Mississippi the bike you see most is a Harley. I never see them secured. I think the mentality is to leave them alone. Not many BMW's running around, maybe I should get a cable lock...
    Check under the steering stem. HD make a couple of loops that take a big ass padlock. Stealthy and effective enough to make thieves go elsewhere.
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    Ive got an RT, I was referring to the rattle monsters (HD) down here. They are all unsecured so my logic is that the theft problem is not big or a concern. Im eagerly awaiting the UPS truck with my Krypto disc lock
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    I went to buy a Krytonite lock at the local dealer last weekend and was told they won't fit the rotor on an R1100RS. Rather than lug around a bulky cable, I've decided to make sure my insurance is current and face the fact that if they want it bad enough, there's not much to keep it from being stolen.
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    Fasterling,

    As with all things these days there is an inherent risk! A sign of the times I guess.
    Good advice and yes, my insurance is up to date as well.

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for the response.
    Doug (Rhino) Meloche
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    Originally posted by Fasterling
    I went to buy a Krytonite lock at the local dealer last weekend and was told they won't fit the rotor on an R1100RS. Rather than lug around a bulky cable, I've decided to make sure my insurance is current and face the fact that if they want it bad enough, there's not much to keep it from being stolen.
    That's strange, because I use one on my R1100RS. I've had it for a few years, perhaps the design has changed.
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