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post #1 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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How do you guys secure your bikes...

I mean at night, parked up just for the night or like me,, until the next ride in a week or a month...
What method do you use to secure it from theft etc. Where is it parked...???

Our bikes are parked in the garage on axle stands, front and rear wheels, and we put a good quality padlocks through the drilled discs either side of the fork on one side of the bike. Keys hidden...
They are not totally secure but can't be ridden. Many of my friends have been open eyed when they spot the padlocks in the disc - "Hey wow, that's a neat idea", etc...

What about you guys...

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post #2 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 01:57 AM
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I park mine in the basement if they're not going to be riden any time soon. Otherwise they're in my garage. Crime rate in my world is very low because nearly everyone has a firearm.

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My bikes are at my hobby shop 10 miles from home. Security system & video cameras, keys hidden.

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mine is in the garage with a rope lock from the front wheel of one bike to the rear wheel of another. Keys out of both.

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I just leave mine sitting on the street. Sometimes I take the key in the house with me just be sure.

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Basement. Dog. Owner with guns.

Keys are in the ignitions.

+1, except the garage instead of basement.

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post #9 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 07:15 AM
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Locked in the garage and backed up by the neighbors dogs that will bark for hours if a grasshopper sneezes.

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in the garage with the key in the house is good enough. If they venture into the house in search of the key...

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post #11 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 07:24 AM
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Locked in the garage and backed up by the neighbors dogs that will bark for hours if a grasshopper sneezes.

Hey, I have the same security system. Where'd you get yours? Mine was already installed when I bought the house.

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I just keep my bike in such poor looking condition no one would bother taking it.
And if for some strange reason it is stollen, progressive will buy me a new bike.

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ALMAX! After speaking with Al I was very impressed in his expertise! I have two chains through both wheels and anchored. A remote baby monitor under the seat, so I can bring them some tea.

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+1, except the garage instead of basement.
+1 except two highly trained ninja cats instead of the dog.

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The number one person who would try to seperate me from my Bike sleeps next to me. So I know when she gets up and I keep an eye on her.

The bike itself is in the Garage with key inside house.

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post #19 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 03:21 PM
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i love North Dakota and it's rediculously low crime rate but just in case, DPMS .308 and a 1911 next to the bed... c/c license to make sure i don't get high-jacked

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+1 pistol M92 15+1 (only if I feel I cant beat you death for breaking and entering and touchin my 9er).

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post #21 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 07:49 PM
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mine is in the garage with a rope lock from the front wheel of one bike to the rear wheel of another. Keys out of both.
I'm suprised how many people lock thier bikes up in the garage.

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I'm suprised how many people lock thier bikes up in the garage.
I know a guy that recently "lost" his HD in a garage. But it was parked at his X, so I suspected an inside job...but he says not.

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post #23 of 40 Old 08-30-2008, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Phewww...!!!

Such a varied array of replies and methods... Some methods are VERY effective, especially the "triggered" variety... I used to have quite a big firearms collection myself, including military type weapons but I never thought about ever using them around the home... Hahahahaha...!!! I developed an ear infection and sold up as loud noises only served to annoy it.. Amongst the firearms, I had two AK47's. I guess you wouldn't want to come face to face with one of those... Never owned a handgun though...!!!

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post #24 of 40 Old 08-31-2008, 07:07 AM
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Mine just stay in the garage which is 50 ft behing the house. No locks and the keys in them. Even if I losk them up there are enuf tools including bolt cutters in there to still take the bikes. Growing up I have learned if somebody really wants it that they will get it.
I live in St. Louis which as we know is a low crime area

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I grew up a couple of blocks from Minneapolis, in a year our neighbors car was broken into twice, my brothers car was attempted to be stolen and mine was vandalized. We were told by the police to stop locking our cars because it just means there will be more damage to the car during the crimes as they will have to break a window to gain access and as he pointed out it is obviously not preventing the crimes. no wonder I moved out to the sticks to become a hick.

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Mine is in the garage on a stand with chain thru the rear wheel. When I leave home the key is locked in the safe. Spare keys for everything in the safe at work. I chose not to pay theft insurance.

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post #29 of 40 Old 09-01-2008, 05:33 AM
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All you guys with firearms are a bit of a worry (coming from Australia where they aren't common at all).

I'm guessing if someone wants your bikes real bad they better bring:
(a) two guns or
(b) one much bigger one or
(c) just pre-emptively fire-bomb your house to create a diversion. .

Mine is inside my workshop shed. Funny enough this is inside another (much bigger non-waterproof & draughty) shed and this shed is locked. Keys are in my work bag, which is with me at work except when I'm home...when it's in the house next to my bed.

I live down the end of a one-way road about a kilometre from my nearest permanent neighbour, if someone wants my bike that bad all they need to do is visit when no-one's home. They could even arc up a small generator and use an angle-grinder, no-one will hear, nor give a hoot .

However if they really want the bike that bad then they are welcome to take it, it's fully insured. I don't really need (nor want) to shoot anyone to stop them taking it, they frown on that sort of thing pretty severely here. Ideally I'd like to not be shot/firebombed/strafed from an attack helicopter in return...if that's ok with you guys .

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+1 pistol M92 15+1 (only if I feel I cant beat you death for breaking and entering and touchin my 9er).
What's an M92? I've owned a Beretta FS92 before and as a retired Army Officer, I was issued a Beretta M9 but I've never heard of an M92.

Ratmick said, "All you guys with firearms are a bit of a worry (coming from Australia where they aren't common at all)."

The problem comes when they are more common with the criminals than with the law abiding population (wolves and sheep syndrome).

We have places like that in our country too. The crime rate, especially with firearms, is higher than places where firearms are "easier" to own and concealed carry is common.

My 919 is either outside my office window, at work (where I can see it), home in a locked garage (protected by me when I'm home) , or under my butt.

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My 919 is either outside my office window, at work (where I can see it), home in a locked garage (protected by me when I'm home) , or under my butt.
I once used to park my car outside my office at the place I worked then. It was still in the car parking area but much closer to my office. One day I walked over to the main office and looked up to see a car "just like mine" driving out the main gate.

Funny I thought, seeing a car just like mine. I never noticed another one in the carpark before.

CLICK...

"Sh*t - It Is Mine"....

Police phoned me 4 oclock next morning to say they found it parked up 10 miles away. They stole my radio gear and left the rest there.

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All I need to secure my bike is "Newman the man eating shop cat"!

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post #33 of 40 Old 09-01-2008, 06:59 PM
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[QUOTE=support_six;230920]What's an M92? I've owned a Beretta FS92 before and as a retired Army Officer, I was issued a Beretta M9 but I've never heard of an M92.QUOTE]

I meant a Beretta 92FS

Now I protect my 919 with a Beratta 96FS (.40 S&W), an AR15, and a couple of M1 Garand rifles in M2 Ball (.30-06).

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post #35 of 40 Old 09-02-2008, 12:14 PM
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All you guys with firearms are a bit of a worry (coming from Australia where they aren't common at all).
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I can understand how it would be weird for you to hear about all these guns when they are much more restricted in your country. You should know that it is extremely rare for a law abiding citizen to cause a problem with his legally owned guns. The people that cause problems are the criminals that would have a gun whether they were legal or not. As mentioned earlier, the places that are much more restictive about guns (such as New York and Washington DC) typically have higher crime rates. The criminals there know that they will probably be robbing an unarmed victim. You start robbing people in Indiana (very lenient gun laws) and you had better be careful. You were disagreeing with the cowboy attitude that some have expressed in this page. We have plenty of people in the USA that feel like you. But, they are safer because they live beside people who will defend themselves. The criminals can't tell the difference so they think twice before committing a crime in either house.

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Wanna make sure no one EVER steals you bike ? Ride one of these !
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...&ct=image&cd=1

Hehe !!

But really, I make sure to keep my garage door closed except when IM out there with everything, take the keys out and Ive got Lo-Jack on my bikes - that way of someone does steal them, thier theft will be rewarded by a bunch of cops and a P.Od owner seeking blood !

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Locked in the garage with a security system. Keys are not kept in the bikes.

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My scoot is kept in a locked garage.
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I keep mine under a tarp, on the far back wall of my garage behind the wife's car. (have to remove at least 1 of 2 vehicles to get the bike out).
Windows on garage doors are mirror tinted so I can see you looking in but you can't see me watching.

Garage door openers on a switchable circuit, so no power to them at night.
Keys in the house.
XD-40 next to the bed (above garage)

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However if they really want the bike that bad then they are welcome to take it, it's fully insured. I don't really need (nor want) to shoot anyone to stop them taking it, they frown on that sort of thing pretty severely here.
Ahhh... Now that's the big difference between Australia and Texas!

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