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Old 11-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay.. i have to ask this now >>

why does thunderbird have the two holes that align with each other when the bike is parked with headlight facing left. I am guess some sort of a pad lock goes in there.....

but why?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, a padlock or similar. For extra security. It doesn't take much to break the fork lock.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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cool..... i know pad lock is pretty primitive... but it sure is solid!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It also has a regular head lock for which you should have a key. But those are supposedly easy to break so thay give you the choice od a more secure way with a padlock.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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interesting.. do u guys use it? i generally dont even use the neck lock.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Never here either, but you never know when it might come in handy. Say you're stranded somewhere and have to leave the bike there....go to the nearest store and get a padlock. Could be good at times. You may never use it but it's good to have in case.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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interesting.. do u guys use it? i generally dont even use the neck lock.
I use it all the time. A $5 Masterlock will stop someone from simply pushing your handlebars with their feet and breaking your steering lock then pushing your bike away. I even keep it locked in the garage. It is on right now. No one will ever question a motorcycle thief in a FF helmet and leather jacket rolling your bike away into a van or pickup truck. Happens every day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use it all the time. A $5 Masterlock will stop someone from simply pushing your handlebars with their feet and breaking your steering lock then pushing your bike away. I even keep it locked in the garage. It is on right now. No one will ever question a motorcycle thief in a FF helmet and leather jacket rolling your bike away into a van or pickup truck. Happens every day.
I'm with BMK on this. I use the padlock as extra security when the bike is put away. The dealership advised me to do this when i got it, so I just got in the habit of doing it. At the end of the day, the steering lock and padlocking of the bike will only make it a bit harder for some prick to steel... But that extra time may get them caught.
I was also told that when the bike is put in for service or is checked for green slips each year, if the mechanic notices those padlock holes broken, he assumes its been pinched and the honest mechanic will report it to the authorities. Not sure if that is true, but would be nice to think so.


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Old 11-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Never used the standard neck lock, too fidgety.
Use the padlock provision and a disc lock for added security
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