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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Newbie lockup question.

As a few know I bought a 99' 750 last weekend. I found a chain lock in the front "luggage" compartment.

The dumb question is, how do you lock up a bike with a chain lock?
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1st...where the hell is the "front luggage compartment"

2nd ..,To use a chain and a lock you would wrap the chain around the rear wheel or frame and lock it around a telephone poll or light post.

The tiny chains that you see for this purpose are besides easy to cut or break, usualy not long enough either. Some use them to lock their jackets to the bike however.


But really, we will need a photo of your "front luggage compartment"....



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1st...where the hell is the "front luggage compartment"

2nd ..,To use a chain and a lock you would wrap the chain around the rear wheel or frame and lock it around a telephone poll or light post.

The tiny chains that you see for this purpose are besides easy to cut or break, usualy not long enough either. Some use them to lock their jackets to the bike however.


But really, we will need a photo of your "front luggage compartment"....



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I think he means the tool bag!
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I think he means the tool bag!


Ah, found the photos of his bike.

Yes the fork/fender destroying tool bag......do yourself a favor and take it off there Orlando.

From the photo is looks too low that it would hit the fender over a big bump...and if it is touching the fork tube, it can wear a groove in them and increase the likelyhood of a fork oil leak.


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Ifd it's one of those little thin things then don't even bother! It can be cut almost with a pair of pliers. I know it's not fool proof but I use a 5\8" galvinized logging chain and the same size lock. It works very well and even caught the tow truck driver trying to pull it frm my spot. I found him with another driver trying their best to cut it with the largest bolt cutter I ever saw and never even dented the chain or lock LOL! It was funny to see him trying to get it off the belly stand to pull it onto the flatbed LOL!

He does have a list of all the vehicles that do belong he just didn't want to look. We have windshield stickers and guess what?? I have no windshied to stick it so after telling him to leave it alone or I was taking him to jail he split LOL!

We load tested these for home depot to chain up their lawnmowers outside and haven't had one stolen yet.

It can be cut but takes forever to do.

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