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Security Cable?

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Walking thru wally-world the other day, I stumbled across a locking cable for ATV's and motorcycles. This isn't something I really thought about before. At home the bike will be in the garage....but at work, she's out in an unguarded parking lot. The area isn't the safest spot in the city, and I work the midnight shift. But in 13 years only 2 cars broken into that I know of. Are these cables worth the money, $17? Any opinions, advice, or other suggestions?
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Maybe one of the locks with a pin that goes through the brake rotor. It should fit in the tool box.

Some of those come with a tether and reminder flag so you don't try to take off with the lock on, and the crooks can see there's a lock on it.

This is just a random one that I googled up:

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If someone wants to steal your bike, a cable lock won't stop them.

Most bikes that do get stolen are taken by professional thieves. They drive around looking for specfic bikes. A Vulcan 750 usually never makes their list. You are thus better off having a locking cover for the bike, as they won't be able to see what kind of bike it is and will pass it up.

If you do use a cable lock, lock it to something solid, and make sure no part of the cable of lock is closer than 2 feet to the ground...(because they use the ground to steady one handle of a bolt cutter with and put their body weight against the other handle to cut through the cable or lock)

I don't use locks, because that's what insurance is for....

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My opinion is if someone wants to steal a bike bad enough any cable lock or disc brake lock isn't going to stop them. They will just get their friends to pick it up and put it in the truck and drive off. That said...I don't think a vn750 is at the top of the most wanted bikes list.

I lock my forks to the side. If they want it that bad, I have enough insurance to cover it. And also my saddlebags are easily accessible, I leave my helmet on the bike most of the time and my $200 jacket is bungie coarded to the backrest. I've never had anyone mess with any of it. But I don't frequent "bad" parts of town either.

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The cable is probably easier to cut than the rotor lock.
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Thanks for the info. No wasted money on a cable lock. I love this forum. Straight info quickly received.

I'll have to search the swap-n-shop for a beat up gun holster. A new mission!!
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Thanks for the info. No wasted money on a cable lock. I love this forum. Straight info quickly received.

I'll have to search the swap-n-shop for a beat up gun holster.
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I sold mine with my bike 25 yrs ago...I gotta find another now since my bike now looks worth stealing, lol. Got one from the Dawg, but it dont look used enough, lol...the older and more ratty the holster looks, the better....sew an 81 supporter patch on it, and yer set fer life...



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If someone wants to steal your bike, a cable lock won't stop them.

Most bikes that do get stolen are taken by professional thieves. They drive around looking for specfic bikes. A Vulcan 750 usually never makes their list. You are thus better off having a locking cover for the bike, as they won't be able to see what kind of bike it is and will pass it up.

If you do use a cable lock, lock it to something solid, and make sure no part of the cable of lock is closer than 2 feet to the ground...(because they use the ground to steady one handle of a bolt cutter with and put their body weight against the other handle to cut through the cable or lock)

I don't use locks, because that's what insurance is for....
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