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« on: July 21, 2017, 12:33:45 pm »

I want to get a loop chain and lock to secure the bike when traveling. It lives in a bunker (secure industrial building) when home.

The plan is to pass the lock through a slot in the rear rotor and the last link on the non-loop end of the chain. The loop end will go around whatever is available.

Am looking at these two options:

Abus Granit 58 & 12mm loop chain (comes as a set)

ABUS Granit Power XS 67 / 105HB50 lock
ABUS 12mm - 4FT Granit Power Noose Chain

Dropped from consideration the Oxford products since appear to be made in China.

Also dropped the Xena and ABUS "stapler" style rotor locks that attach to chains. There is a Youtube where someone chops through the Xena chain attachment with a bolt cutter. The attachment for the ABUS seems to have a profile less than the bolt or the chain and might be bolt cutted.

Considered the Anti-Pinch Pin with padlock and a 13mm chain from SecurityForBikes.com but it is much heavier and costlier than the other options.

The ABUS lock can be mounted on a carrier they provide, but not sure what to do with the chain. Would like to carry in low and centered on the bike because of the weight.

So any ideas on how to carry the chain and other options would be greatly appreciated.

Yes, I am going to install an alarm, but that is a project for the off-season.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 01:15:21 pm »

Get fire, theft and vandalism insurance because
ANY lock/chain can be defeated with a
cut-off wheel in a cordless drill.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 02:00:39 pm »


Get fire, theft and vandalism insurance because
ANY lock/chain can be defeated with a
cut-off wheel in a cordless drill.


Agreed.

I used one of the rotor locks for awhile until the morning I forgot it was on there. I pushed my bike about a foot, then it caught. "Oh yeah, I forgot." Well, I guess it banged it just hard enough internally that the key would no longer open it. There I am on Easter Sunday morning, in a hotel parking lot, 150 miles from home and it's raining. Try finding someone on Easter Sunday to cut it off in the rain...

After about twenty minutes of jiggling it, the key finally worked. The lock went directly into the trash.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 02:06:00 pm »

Good points! I forgot to mention I do have full coverage insurance since it is on payments.

I just want to make my bike more trouble to take.

Will also put on a cover with an alarm.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 03:10:54 pm »

I use a Roadlok on the rear rotor and lock the forks.  They also make them for front rotors.  Nothing to cut and the bike won't move at all.  Would require the thieves to carry it away.  Chains, ALL chains are cut to length with cutters but the $6 a foot chains require a 4' long cutter and two guys or one very strong guy to cut thru it.  Most thieves using cutters use the shorter bolt cutters and they can't quite do the job.  Since all locks can be frozen and smashed open I don't trust them, or chains.  Chains are too heavy to carry around anyway.  Comprehensive insurance is ultimately what I count on.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 03:37:00 pm »

Aerostitch sells a little red plastic gizmo with a prong to go in your ignition and a split ring to go on your disc lock when not in use. Foolproof  and much smaller than a cable from lock to handlebar.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 04:44:21 pm »


Aerostitch sells a little red plastic gizmo with a prong to go in your ignition and a split ring to go on your disc lock when not in use. Foolproof  and much smaller than a cable from lock to handlebar.


  I've got a Kryptonite lock with a similar bright yellow tether to the handlebar. Don't use it much but the tether is a good idea. Steering lock, disc lock, and try to leave it in as conspicuous spot as possible.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 06:30:48 pm »

Get a heavy bike!!!  I worry about my ZX10R because two guys can pick it up and throw it in the back of a van and drive off in 20 seconds -- I've seen it done --  A friend lost his R1 and they were gone before security could respond even though the whole thing was on camera.   Two guys are not going to pick up the Triumph and get away with it.   U locks, chains and disk locks all work by being deterrents -- yes a determined thief can get though all of the above in minutes - but a cut-off wheel makes noise and a bike that won't roll straight, has to be carried.  I used a very visible chain and made a point of locking it so that the links couldn't be moved to make it easier to access them and would often lock my bike to another bike (touring with friends) or an immovable object - again this was with the ZX10R ...  I've never bothered securing the Triumph.  
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 10:46:16 am »

I just ride a Bandit. No one in the States wants to steal it!  Bigsmile

For the KLX I recently picked up, I got an OnGuard Akita cable lock. http://www.onguardlock.com/store/akita-8040l  Got it or deterrence. A dedicated thief can defeat just about any lock setup given time and opportunity.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 04:28:09 pm »

If the crook(s) can't pick it up then noise and inconvenience is our best defense.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2019, 04:02:03 pm »


If the crook(s) can't pick it up then noise and inconvenience is our best defense.


Amen to that brother
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2019, 09:44:30 am »

I'm using this lock-chain combo: https://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.com/BMW-F-650-CS-GS-ST-Dakar/Accessories-Paint-protection/Lock-chain-combo.html
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 10:01:03 am »

I bought a thick cable bicycle lock system.  Only bother packing it if I think the locale I'm going to is sketchy enough to warrant it.  I have a disc lock, which I can pack easily, but I hardly ever use it.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 10:14:41 am »


If the crook(s) can't pick it up then noise and inconvenience is our best defense.


I used to carry a Master lock and just put it through one of the disc brake rotor holes. Easy, no hassle and didn't take up any room to carry. But, then again, now I just lock the forks and park the bike where I can see it from the restaurant, have it outside my tent or stay out of the bad areas.
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