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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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What are people using to secure their bikes from theft. I can't afford the genuine Triumph motorcycle alarm and therefore looking at other options.

I'm looking at either a disc lock with an alarm or using a padlock on the steering.

Any thoughts please?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 10:22 PM
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HI

What are people using to secure their bikes from theft. I can't afford the genuine Triumph motorcycle alarm and therefore looking at other options.

I'm looking at either a disc lock with an alarm or using a padlock on the steering.

Any thoughts please?

Thanks and cheers
TBird how can you spend $20k ++ on the bike and not find $400 for the alarm. It is a snap to fit it - 30 minutes tops and will give you piece of mind.
I also have an alarmed disk lock but only use that if staying away overnight but the Triumph alarm is the way to go.

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Disc lock and low deductible insurance. If someone wants it...they will get it. But my house is ADT monitored so you can't walk more than 3 feet in my garage without setting it off even if I leave the garage door open. The police station is 2 miles away and my dog sleeps 40 feet away from the bike. Then I have a back up system as well that I don't talk about.

Good luck.

BTW, please don't cut my phone line or power since the ADT system has a 72hr back up and is wireless. The Triumph dealer is only 8 miles away....probably easier.

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I have seen people defeat almost every type of alarm and anti theft device known. Once they simply used a tow truck and hauled my car off with the alarm blaring and no one even bothered to question them as they looked like a legitimate buisness! So I simply dont worry about it when out and about.

At home I have a German Shepard that loves to sit in a dark corner and ambush intruders. I figure if you can get past him you want the bike more than I but the cops will find you when you are getting stiched back together at the hospital!
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No one has mentioned the fork lock, which by the way I've never used, why a disc lock vs. the fork lock with a nice big ugly padlock?

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A topbox and get a Trunk Monkey??http://www.trunkmonkey.com/

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HI

What are people using to secure their bikes from theft. I can't afford the genuine Triumph motorcycle alarm and therefore looking at other options.

I'm looking at either a disc lock with an alarm or using a padlock on the steering.

Any thoughts please?

Thanks and cheers
I used a Zena alarm type disc lock for quite a while but found that they have a tendency to set off the disc alarm without anyone touching it. What I've done now is to remove the batteries from it so that it looks like it's going to scream at anyone disturbing it.
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Do Trunkmonkey have a motorcycle version; Pillion Monkey?

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the safest is a U-lock on the fork and chain attached to a fixed point the disk block is too easy to neutralized
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Greetings,

I have to agree with BMK, good insurance with a low deductable... If someone wants it... I don't care what kind of alarm you have or how big your dog is... they will wait until you park it at the bar/mall and steal it then. ANY alarm can be by-passed, and ANY lock can be cut/broken...

Blindaussie, I'm not sure where you get 20K from.... Mine out the door was 13K... Maybe 20K ++ for a Rocket?

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