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security options for a bike with no storage

#1 Post by Fidgetgreen » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:11 pm

I have an er6f which has next to no underseat storage. When looking at security options for running errands, going to the gym etc should I go with two disclocks or one disclock and one small chain that I can fit under the seat? What about a shackle lock? I don't want to have to carry a big lock in my backpack and I don't have any other luggage on the bike.

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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#2 Post by mikestrivens » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm

You could bungee a large U lock and chain to the pillion seat.
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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#3 Post by Mickly » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:56 pm

I used to have a disc lock that had a pouch that clamped to the frame.
Worth having a look to see if you’ve got a suitable mounting point ?
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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#4 Post by Throttled » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 pm

At best you are deterring casual theft when parking outside and you do not have space to carry a robust chain.

For a small visible lock;

https://www.datatool.co.uk/motorcycle-b ... croc-lock/

You should also consider the visual deterrent of datatag on the bike. A more "professional" thief will realise the bike will be harder to sell on, as a whole or as parts if the bike is security tagged.

https://www.datatool.co.uk/datatag-moto ... v-tagging/

More expensive is this;

http://roadlok.com/

which is a disc lock that is permanently fitted to the bike and all you carry is pin to lock it.
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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#5 Post by ozzuk » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:08 pm

Throttled wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 pm
At best you are deterring casual theft when parking outside and you do not have space to carry a robust chain.

For a small visible lock;

https://www.datatool.co.uk/motorcycle-b ... croc-lock/

You should also consider the visual deterrent of datatag on the bike. A more "professional" thief will realise the bike will be harder to sell on, as a whole or as parts if the bike is security tagged.

https://www.datatool.co.uk/datatag-moto ... v-tagging/

More expensive is this;

http://roadlok.com/

which is a disc lock that is permanently fitted to the bike and all you carry is pin to lock it.
Have you (or anyone) actually used the above locks? As per my other thread, my tracer was stolen from work, they cut through the oxford boss D lock in seconds. I've ordered a Mt-09, but obviously I'm looking to ramp up the security. The datatool and roadlok look really good. The dealer has also thrown in a oxford boss D lock (£80) with 100db alarm, so I'm thinking the 3 of those should do the trick?

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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#6 Post by mikestrivens » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 pm

none of those will stop a determined thief.
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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#7 Post by kingmunky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:12 am

mikestrivens wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 pm
none of those will stop a determined thief.
But they will do the job for most locations. We don't all ride into Central London and need half a dozen locks on each wheel.

I've just got an Oxford Boss D/L and an Oxford GP chain - more than has been declared on my insurance and plenty for the quiet area I live in or others I travel to.

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#8 Post by Throttled » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:45 pm

Datatag security marking is a good deterrence for the type of thief who is looking to steal bikes to sell on or strip for parts.

The general principle is to make your bike harder to steal that then ones nearby. If there are no other bikes nearby, park somewhere that is more public.
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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#9 Post by Fidgetgreen » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:10 pm

Thanks for the input. I've gone with an alarmed disc lock and an Oxford HD lock and chain. I'll keep the chain in my backpack which will be cargo netted to my bike. I'll get the datatag kit as well.
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#10 Post by griptwister » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:09 pm

I recommend that you consider some extra luggage to carry your bits like locks on the bike.

I opted for the Frank Thomas FT13 leather saddlebags from J&S. They look old school and very Gucci. Style and retro in abundance for less than 80 notes.

Very useful for bringing shopping home too.

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Re: security options for a bike with no storage

#11 Post by Speedy23 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:49 pm

But then they will steal the saddlebags as well! :crybaby:
Oh my God, what's happened? I don't know man...I just got here myself!