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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Chaining biek up safely without static anchor Reply with quote

If you're going to chain your bike up to itself (this is not recommended if it's avoidable) then put your lock through the BACK wheel and around the shock absorber. A: because obviously the shock is a static, fixed object that won't budge easily, and B: because the back wheel is a hell of a lot harder to remove than the front. (a friend of mine now owns a front wheel without any scooter, no points for guessing how that happened).



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to hear about your friend. just to add to what you said. if you put it on the front without a poll to hook to all that need be done is pop a wheelie and walk it away. the rear is much heavier and harder to carry away. especially since a reverse wheelie would be hard to do cause the front would make it push in circles.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that tip. sometimes I have to leave bike without anything to anchor it too so thats very useful



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Chaining biek up safely without static anchor Reply with quote

Glenda92 wrote:
If you're going to chain your bike up to itself (this is not recommended if it's avoidable) then put your lock through the BACK wheel and around the shock absorber. A: because obviously the shock is a static, fixed object that won't budge easily, and B: because the back wheel is a hell of a lot harder to remove than the front. (a friend of mine now owns a front wheel without any scooter, no points for guessing how that happened).


I don't want to pee on anyones barbeque here but rear shocks can be moved with a 13mm spanner and about 45secs, better to loop it round the rear part of the frame and round the wheel so they cant wheel it away, and get a decent lock and chain too, my bike was stolen for a joke by a mate a while ago who picked the lock with their house key apparently and opened the padlock!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Chaining biek up safely without static anchor Reply with quote

scooterfanatic wrote:

I don't want to pee on anyones barbeque here but rear shocks can be moved with a 13mm spanner and about 45secs, better to loop it round the rear part of the frame and round the wheel so they cant wheel it away, and get a decent lock and chain too, my bike was stolen for a joke by a mate a while ago who picked the lock with their house key apparently and opened the padlock!!

SF :D


Not to piss on your bonfire here mate but my frame is too close to the plastics to get a decent chain through. Could possibly get it through if I used a shite lock but that would be stupid wouldn't it. Wink Lol



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another alternative is to put the chain through the front wheel and the main stand. Then it can't be pushed off the stand, and must be carried to be taken away.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen the chain through the rear wheel and up over the seat,
the chain is not long enough to just pull over the rear of the scot...
is this considered a good method??



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alternatively pass the chain through the back wheel and through the collar of a large, rabid rottweiler.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh... close enough. Laughing



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best I could do on short notice! Laughing



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kid that stole mine had te rear locked to a sign post. Didn't stop me. Took all of about 3 minutes to drop the exhaust and pop the tire off. It took me a long time to carry/push the thing 1/4 mile to a safe place to lock it with my own lock and then go get a spare rear wheel. Then I had to push it about 4 miles home since the joker wrecked it.

I always go rear wheel or to a solid object. Or mine and my wife's together.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the point is not to make it easy for the thieves. Truly determined bad guys will get what they want. In the neighborhood where I work and park my scoot, one motorcycle was lifted over a six foot fence with a locked gate. Another went missing off a 24/7 busy street with nothing left behind but the busted chain links that had been clipped by a bolt cutter.

You just want to deter the jerks who will take anything that's easy to grab and go.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just lock it with 2 locks one on front and one on back round the shock or a lamp post and dont leave you helmet locked to your bike because people piss in it Icon_lol5


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Equally important. Remember you've got the lock on there before you try riding away yourself! Like this one idiot I know... Embarassed



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