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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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anti theft ?

what would u guys consider the best aniti- theft device out there?I just got a 05 r6 and im very paranoid about it being stolen.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 08:25 PM
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I had a 02 gixxer 750 stolen at my apartments in daylight, locked up with a kryptonite cable lock around a steel pole! I will get another hopefully. My suggestion is, if it is to be outdoors or covered parking you should obviously have it locked to something permanant. The question is with what? I would have serveral separate ways of locking mechanisms - chains, cables disc locks etc. The fuckers that stole mine lifted the thing up into a van or something, the steering is locked so its not roll away theft. Have it covered and probably most important be aware of EVERYTHING around you, I know I got cased out before the theft. Fuck all those motherfuckers, good luck keeping it nice and safe dude!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 08:49 PM
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If you use any cable or chain locks to secure your bike to something, make sure you never leave any slack or excess in the chain.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 09:48 PM
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As for being paranoid you should be. Bikes get stolen way too often. I allways use my steering lock and a disc lock. I consider the best disc lock to be made by XENA. It is not only a disc lock, but an alarm that sounds if the bike is moved. You could probably pick up one of those disc locks fromKneedraggers I also rigged a kill switch for my bike and hid it so only I know where it is. This way no one can plug in their own ignition and ride off. I don't know what wires you would have to use for the R6 though. The steering lock doesn't do much, two guys could easily put some elbow grease into turning the handlebars and break the steering lock. Using a chain or cable around a solid object is probably your best bet when combined with other security methods. I use all these methods to secure my bike. Try and park near other bikes as well. Thieves will often go for the easier target. None of these security measures are fullproff, the more you secure your bike, the more time you will have to catch someone stealing it. All of this security just buy's you time. I also try not to take my bike anywhere where I will be away from it. Hope this helps. This is my
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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thank for the info guys,im goin to get 1 of those disc locks and chain my doberman to it hope that will scare those basterds away
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if they want your bike bad enough, they will get it.
I know, my 2004 R6 was stolen last year.

that being said, the FIRST thing you should do is protect your financial investment. get GAP insurance as soon as you can. GAP insurance will covere the difference between what you owe on the bike and what it is valued at (i.e. what insurance will pay if it is stolen). I didn't have it when my bike got stolen. it was bad enough losing my bike, worse having to pay about $1,000 out of MY pocket for a bike i didn't have anymore. so that is the FIRST thing you should do (GAP insurance).

beyond that, try reading the anti-theft article posted on there is some good info there.

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