Re: Do you lock up your bike? Some ideas here.
I use a braided steel cable lock, Kevlar wrapped. But I don't generally ride the bike to any destination where I'll have to leave it for any great length of time and, so far, I've always been able to park in the open where it's been well traveled and well lit. Most of the time I can arrange it so I can see the bike from inside, like through a window.
At home I have a small, windowless shed with a steel utility door on it, and a pretty sound lock. All the bikes, mine included, go in there when not in use.
"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style