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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2017, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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planning a trip on the 750. will have to park it in front of motel at night. what do you folks do to prevent bike theft? thinking of taking a cable to put through both wheels and lock? all comments & suggestions appreciated. are there things dirt bags are prone to stealing? (side covers, seats,etc.) i could take them inside at night.

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if they want it, they will take it..
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Do you know you can lock the steering with the ignition switch. That will keep anyone from trying to steer it. That's what I'm doing that for my 05 sitting in my yard with a for sale sign on it. It would take 2 guys with a lot of effort to pick up the front end and load it onto something without getting noticed.
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take the spark plugs out or battery out.at 500lbs bike it would take a great effort to lift and run off as others has said without hearing it.
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Put an obvious chain and padlock or cable lock on it, most thieves are by nature lazy and will move on to an easier target. If you can padlock thru the rear wheel to a post or somesuch as well.
If you can find one use an (old battered) bike cover with a lock also, helps keep idle hands off controls, mirrors and other things that detach. My biggest fear in roadside motels is mischievous underparented kids who have to climb on or touch everything.

These things buy you time, not peace of mind, as a determined thief will have a set of bolt cutters handy and if a pro wants your bike they will use a team to simply stuff it in the back of a van, its out of sight in seconds and a mile away in a minute or so.
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+1 on the Bike cover. Lock the steering and use a cable lock on the cover. Make sure you have insurance
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My buddy ask this on his Goldwing forum and was told the same thing MTB said. If they want it, they'll take it. A new flashy bike would be at the top of their list. I've stayed at many a motel and never had a problem.
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Great idea! Less chance of it being damaged by thieves trying to hotwire it or load in a truck. That way, it will be preserved for parts or resale. Now, why didn't I think of that?

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