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post #1 of 17 Old 08-16-2016, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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If you own a motorcycle, you are a target for motorcycle theft—and it doesn't matter how fancy or filthy it is. Obviously, big-buck cruisers like Harley-Davidsons and tricked-out $15,000 sportbikes are tasty treats for thieves, but vehicle theft is sometimes a crime of opportunity, so here's five ways to keep your bike safe, no matter what it is.

Motorcycle thieves, although usually not great at career planning, are very clever, practiced and good at what they do. That means they can work incredibly fast, defeating multiple security systems and locks in minutes or even seconds. Their strongest weapon is speed, so your best defense is to make it as complicated as possible to get your bike, so they'll look for an easier target.
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-13-2017, 08:44 PM
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Or carry a couple of guard dogs in your saddle bags, pop the latches when you walk away. Voila!
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Mount a large frame pistol holster on your handle bars. that will keep them guessing.
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-13-2017, 10:22 PM
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No amount of chains, locks, alarms, etc will stop a good thief. If a good thief wants your bike, it is theirs. Use common sense and have good insurance.
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Of you could ride a BMW. When on the road, I always liked to park mine next to a HD for added security.
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when me and my buddy did a four corners USA tour back in 2015, we stayed on military bases when we could get rooms - being retired USAF comes in handy
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Five Ways to Keep Your Motorcycle from Being Stolen!!

Good article. It helps to park where you can easily see your ride. Consider making sure all items that can easly be removed are taken indoors with you. We park in the open on the center stand, arm/ lock the bike, cover and have a GPS burried deep inside the bike that is not connected to the battery. Best,

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I just ask my girlfriend to watch my bike- never had any problems...
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I just ask my girlfriend to watch my bike- never had any problems...
Does she have a sister?
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Does she have a sister?
I wonder if her mom is single?
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