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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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How do you lock your valuables?

When I go to the beach in my car, I usually leave my wallet and other valuables in my locked console. But when I take my Vulcan, I don't have anything comparable and I'm not sure I would feel comfortable leaving my wallet in a saddlebag.

Anybody have some kind of secured storage on their Vulcan? Anything that actually locks securely, unlike our built-in tool box?

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You could always put them in a zip lock bag and put them on top of the battery. Doubtful they will even look there, just don't forget you put it there.
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You could always put them in a zip lock bag and put them on top of the battery. Doubtful they will even look there, just don't forget you put it there.
Ah, if only I had quick access to the battery compartment.

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I leave the bags with the straps open that way people think there isnt anything in there.


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If tool box hasn't ever been touched just use that! Has a nice lock and doubt anyone during the day time would break into a tool box for tools. What they don't see, they don't take!!
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you can put on hard saddle bags, or a trunk. thats what i did when a buddy of mine had his stuff stolen from his bike.





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The best hard, lockable saddlebags for cruisers that I've seen are from Mutazu (inexpensive) and LeatherLyke (pricey, but nicer and roomier).

Both have bags that open from the top, so your stuff won't spill out on you or the ground.

Givi also makes great saddlebags that are hard and lockable (and pricey), but their bags are not designed for cruisers like those mentioned above.

Your question brings to light why (in part) I went with hard, lockable saddlebags in the first place.

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Hmmm...Try leaving it in your back pocket maybe, if you go for a swim then stash it under your towel covered with sand.

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When I go to the beach I take as few valuables with me as possible (call me a paranoid New Yorker). Then I stuff my wallet and a few keys into a waterproof case similar to this one http://www.gift-leader.com/pro/pro/s...each_box/1.jpg and stuff that into the zippered cargo pocket on my swim trunks.

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IMO, if you're going to the beach then you might as well just take the cage. Not wearing a helmet and gear wouldn't be an option for me so where would I store all of that? So, as opposed to just wearing swim trunks, flip flops and a towel around my neck on my bike....Nope....car....no worries. Besides, where else are you going to carry that beer cooler?

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