Security


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  • pkcof

Posted July 27, 2006 - 12:21 AM

#1

I'm not sure if this topic has been covered recently so here goes ...
A friend of mine recently traded his well worn '03 WR250 for a brand new '06 WR450. We performed all of the usual mods, + bashplate, pipe etc and we had a ride planned for Saturday. I received a call on Friday afternoon from him saying that he was unable to join us - i assumed it was due to the inclement weather and told him to grow some balls - he then informed me that his bike was stolen that afternoon around midday from his locked garage whilst he was at work. It wasn't in his possession for more than 10 days in total and had less than 200klm's on the digital speedo.
He took all of the usual precautions inc. chain, padlock, deadbolt on the door etc and fortunately his bike was insured. The point is that a thief can and will pretty much steal anything if he really intent on doing so - all we can do is make it as difficult and time consuming for him as possible.
My question is has anyone out there come up with a device so difficult, complicated or dangerous that they have been able to discourage a potential theft of their motorcycle ?
Of course catching someone in the act of doing it would be a bonus and I'm sure that the police would be called .. eventually !!!!

  • gregwr450f

Posted July 27, 2006 - 01:14 AM

#2

Are you on dirtblokes.com.au in Oz at all?
I have a pic of my lock on there.

  • bluebike1999

Posted July 27, 2006 - 02:30 AM

#3

hey greg, you bonza, fair dinks, cobber mate, you forgot .au
went to have a look and then added au and found it.

  • boer

Posted July 27, 2006 - 05:45 AM

#4

hey greg, you bonza, fair dinks, cobber mate, you forgot .au
went to have a look and then added au and found it.


:ride: You forgot the sheep sha..er part :cry: :thumbsup:

  • hartzpad

Posted July 27, 2006 - 06:26 AM

#5

My WR426 is dual sported and I've been looking for ways to secure it when parked. Anyone have any ideas? Can't have any large kryptonite locks to carry around, I guess I could install a keyed ignition switch.

  • Canuck

Posted July 27, 2006 - 07:37 AM

#6

Thieves will eventually get their prize, don't make it easy. Insurance is a must, take pictures of any aftermarket parts/mods for possible claims.

Pour cement and anchor a security bar in the garage floor for a heavy duty chain with a rated padlock. Also get a rotor/rim lock. Commonly sold for street bikes, forces thieves to lift the bike. Best option is get a mean king sheppard and put his bowl by your bike!

  • Thumper_Bloke

Posted July 27, 2006 - 08:09 AM

#7

Are you on dirtblokes.com.au in Oz at all?
I have a pic of my lock on there.



Nope, not a memeber there.... can you post the pic here?

  • Bamster

Posted July 27, 2006 - 02:29 PM

#8

I put a baby monitor on the work bench next to my bike with the receiver next to my bed for night time protection.

  • gregwr450f

Posted July 27, 2006 - 11:25 PM

#9

Nope, not a memeber there.... can you post the pic here?

nope, it wont let me post a pic on TT, sign up on the above link and let me know when you are there.
My lock is 1000000 times better then any chain.

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  • OneToGo

Posted July 28, 2006 - 12:07 AM

#10

BIG Chain and Floor mounted U-Bolt security to slow them down and also set your shed/garage up with a motion sensor routed to inside and outside alarm. Also fit a Xena Disc lock with 110db motion alarm. They work and if you forget to disable them they let you know in a hurry - you better have your keys and codes handy!
:thumbsup:

  • 06WR450FSM

Posted July 28, 2006 - 11:35 AM

#11

I use padlocks on both rotors (matched key) so that the entire bike would have to be lifted at once to move it - a $10 solution for lower risk areas. A motion-alarm sounds valuable for high risk areas.

Insurance is cheap - get it!

  • CAVSCOUT96

Posted July 29, 2006 - 06:30 PM

#12

I use a remington 870 to secure my bikes :thumbsup:

  • Soapy

Posted July 29, 2006 - 07:35 PM

#13

Just as a matter of interest pckoff, what dealer did he buy his bike from??

  • Looks450

Posted July 30, 2006 - 02:58 AM

#14

Greg i went looking through that site but i couldn't find the lock. Found a heap of cool stuff but not that lock. Can you post a direct link??
Looks

  • Beejay

Posted July 30, 2006 - 07:11 AM

#15

Let the Pitbulls sleep with the bike plus the locks on the two rotors.

  • pkcof

Posted July 30, 2006 - 08:00 PM

#16

City West Yamaha - Melbourne
you think it may have something to do with it ?

  • gregwr450f

Posted July 30, 2006 - 10:26 PM

#17

City West Yamaha - Melbourne
you think it may have something to do with it ?

I never give out my home address to shops, for bikes, tv's, stereos, etc, I have a block of land in the bush as my home address (it's on my licence as well), that way if any suss employees want to knock my gear off............well good luck finding the place anyway.

Not saying city west are implicated in anyway, just that I'm careful when i fill out warrenty cards etc (also have a PO Box)

  • Soapy

Posted July 30, 2006 - 10:48 PM

#18

I never give out my home address to shops, for bikes, tv's, stereos, etc, I have a block of land in the bush as my home address (it's on my licence as well), that way if any suss employees want to knock my gear off............well good luck finding the place anyway.

Not saying city west are implicated in anyway, just that I'm careful when i fill out warrenty cards etc (also have a PO Box)



What sponge guts said ......... Hi Greg :thumbsup:

I know of a couple of dodgy dealers in Sydney, I just wandered..




 
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