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Old 11-16-2015, 09:58 PM
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lol maybe just get low jack and a normal lock
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:00 AM
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all locks are only good for keeping honest people honest. a thief on the other hand, WILL find a way...

there is NO WAY i would leave my bike out of my sight, not even for 1 second.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:36 PM
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Your post doesn't really make sense.
Au contraire; it makes exquisite sense. The OP "extremely worried" about his ride being stolen. I shared my reasons and rationale for why I NEVER worry about my ride. I am at ease, and leave my bike where I park.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:41 AM
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They way I lock mine up if I need to quickly run in someplace is the second kill switch I wired up and hid under my seat. (the first kill switch is in a really obvious location) I also have a clutch that engages when it spins in both directions, so when the clutch spins the required rpm faster than the engine, it engages the same as if the engine was spinning the required rpm faster than the clutch (I did this on purpose to make my brakes last a little longer). That being said, it is impossible to pedal the thing above about 12mph without the clutch engaging by itself, and with the second kill switch on, the engine doesn't start no matter what you do to it, and the one guy who tried to pedal away on it so far (actually just 4 days ago outside a riteaid) discovered to his chagrin that I could run faster than he could pedal it away with the engine engaged, and so he got off the bike and started running away, turns out I was still faster than him, so I made, I guess you could call it a citizen's arrest (I knocked him on his ass, tied him up with the bungee cords I use to tie my pack to my rear rack, and threatened him if he tried to get away) and then I called the police and he was arrested. The policemen thought my bike was cool and didn't say anything about it's questionable legality. Turns out the guy had sold about a half dozen other stolen bikes on craigslist, although none of the others had motors. If I'm going to be more than a minute in a place, I have a big chain and a sturdy combination lock that I use.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:40 AM
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Combo locks, ummm..... maybe as a seat lock or as a second lock on a chain to skow someone with bolt cutters down if you have a pager alarm or something to let you know your bike is under attack. As a primary though, the thing about picking combo locks, is that its prettt easy unless you have something squirly or very unusual that doesnt work the way regular combo locks do, and it looks pretty much like someone who owns the bike unlocking it. Props on nabbing the bike thief though, and neat idea on the double switch set up, thats neat. Might have to use that myself. Get yourself some good chain if yours isnt already, if it came from home depot or harbor fright, its probably not good chain. A good lock thats really hard to cut and really hard to pick is not too expensive, and despite having to carry a key, is pretty much just as fast as a combo lock.it might be a little less convenient and heavier, but it will be more secure. It doesnt take long to steal a bike even one that is locked. You gpt lucky it was a ride off rather than a guy or two with a truck. If you are mostly dealing with ride offs, then a wheel lock like the master street cuff or a forever lock u lock would be good as well as the chain and good padlock. The street cuff is a master lock product, so you should check it out before you trust your bike to it. Cant find much on you tube about it but it looks good for medium security. There are also so called frame locks made by abus and others that bolt to the frame and lock through the rear wheel, so those imobilize the bike but dont secure it. Dont leave your bike unlocked, its too easy to pick it up and toss it in a truck. Dont rely on being able to get a tag number, you might not or it might be a vehicle other than the thief. Again good job on getting your bike back, but thats not likely to happen twice. Lock it up, even for a moment especially in places you might take your eyes off it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:14 AM
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Kioshk, WADR, thats the dumbest thing i have heard and the only place it makes exquisite sense is in your head, which i guess works for you, so whatever. You will spennd far more time replacimg a bike than locking it. I guess do what you think works for you. Hope you dont get your bike took.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:28 AM
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Read this thread and I would think a thief would work harder to steal a Motorized Bike vs a normal pedal bike thinking its worth thousands. In way they are, yea I could build a motorized huffy cruiser in a day but to shake it out and get everything tweaked takes many many hours of fiddling. A deep fabricated custom bike takes untold hours. A price can not really be be put on them. ( I do not even want to know how many hours I have into may two custom builds and scrounging for parts. Keeping people honest is a responsibility I have always felt. As sad as it is, I hate to tempt people to become criminal. Yea those battery powered high rpm grinders and saws have been aiding thief's to steel stuff they couldn't very easy before. Some of the stories I hear from cops are down right scary.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:51 AM
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Yeah, the portable grinders are why its impotant use as high a quality security products for your bike and use reasonable procedures for securing your bike. You cant beat a grinder with brute strength, you have to beat it by making it a pain in the ass and a risk to steal. Multiple locks, more than one chain of you live in an area with lots pf bike theft. Alarms and trackers as well.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:08 PM
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Newest and best tech is adding a small GPS transponder hidden inside frame to easily track your bike should your locks ever be defeated.
Several makes and models available under $100 looks like the best way to go imho
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:48 PM
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I've learned a new strategy! Take it inside! Mind, I live in a rual community, but that shouldn't make much difference, so long as the place ain't standing room only.
At bashas or wally world, I walk it up to the customer service desk and tell the clerk to keep an eye on it.

Results may vary, see related post in General Discussion, as I don't want to take up so much room here.
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