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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:39 am 
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https://www.facebook.com/pratchayanan/videos/1460268240684897/

Just lock the steering and park it in a well-lighted area they say...


Flip side of the coin ...

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Most crappy locks can be opened in seconds without the key - and many of the locks on bike security products are crappy locks. For even the most expensive devices, it usually only takes a few seconds with a battery-powered grinder (yep - thieves are THAT brazen -- as one pointed out, who's going to confront a dude with a battery-powered grinder as a weapon?). Horses for courses of course, but if someone stole my PCX then I pay a $300 deductible and insurance company buys me a nice new one - having to secure it with additional devices all the time would be a major pain-in-the-rear for me.


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I too have a thief insurance.

But any lock than can buy you a few seconds in public place is better than an easy twist and go keyhole.

It "might" discourage them thieves. there's always an easier bike to steal nearby.

But i agree with you, thief insurance is the perfect solution.

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions and comments...At night, and at work, I am using a grip lock on the right grip and a 1/2" cable on the tire secured to the footing of the shed, and an oxford cover.....

.thinking about purchasing a second grip lock then I could put one on both grips....easy to see, and they are super easy to use, for parking in parking spots.....thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:59 am 
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alx123 wrote:
I too have a thief insurance.

But any lock than can buy you a few seconds in public place is better than an easy twist and go keyhole.

It "might" discourage them thieves. there's always an easier bike to steal nearby.

But i agree with you, thief insurance is the perfect solution.


It probably depends on how people are using their bikes & where they live - for me, mine is a workhorse - multiple short trips a day mixed with anything and everything else - it would drive me nuts to have to secure it with other devices. Having just said that though, police were over at my neighbour's house today - she's 1 of 4 within a stone's throw who have been burgled in the past couple of days, so probably a good time for me to review security around here.

What I'd LOVE to see is more bikes fitted with discrete tracking devices (not the useless bluetooth ones) that could be used to track the scumbags so they can be locked up where they belong.


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Anyone here uses a disc lock alarm, like the ones from Xena? It seems easy enough but I worry that it might be too sensitive.

I've also been looking at some GPS trackers with vibration alert, but haven't found one that seems good for this age. Shouldn't it be easy? Take an Android smartphone, keep the GPS and accelerometer, remove unnecessary features, optimise the shape, customise the Android, price it a lot cheaper than the cheapest smartphone, and done! No?

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Um Yeahhh, tracking devices, like having an electronic detective 8)

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Anyone here uses a disc lock alarm, like the ones from Xena? It seems easy enough but I worry that it might be too sensitive.




Be supportive and a good listener. Run it the occasional bath and some flowers might help.

It's probably worried that you are worried. Talk more.

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Anyone here uses a disc lock alarm, like the ones from Xena? It seems easy enough but I worry that it might be too sensitive.

I've also been looking at some GPS trackers with vibration alert, but haven't found one that seems good for this age. Shouldn't it be easy? Take an Android smartphone, keep the GPS and accelerometer, remove unnecessary features, optimise the shape, customise the Android, price it a lot cheaper than the cheapest smartphone, and done! No?


A quick and dirty solution might be to get the cheapest possible phone that has GPS tracking, and mount it somewhere on the bike where it has access to power - then just use the usual "find my phone" sites. I've use TrackR for a while to find my keys, but around here there's not enough people using the app for the crowd GPS mode to be of any use - so it's only useful within bluetooth range. Saw a startup looking for funding the other day - looks promising, but it's going to be a subscription based service; Called "Magpie" if anyone want to Google it. There are other commercial GPS products for vehicle tracking, but I don't know a lot about them.


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