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    I have Bike Trac and really pleased with it and no issues.

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    I now use a roadlok when just parked up out of major cities etc.

    For cities i fit an additional disklock on the other side of the front wheel.

    I also fit a small disk lock on the back wheel, and if in a dodgy area a bike cover.

    If they get past all that then they really want it.

    I use to carry a chain but dont bother now as far to heavy and to much hassle

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    This is some scary stuff!! Even living in South Africa, we never had to take such precautions! Reading all these posts, going to be too scared to take the bikes out of the garage!!


    Stand up, look up, and open up!

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    Pragmasis 19mm chain and the RoundLock RL21A. Roadlok when out and about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffel View Post

    Stand up, look up, and burn the fuckers!


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    Search YouTube for Lock Picking Lawyer then make your own mind up about padlocks! I know the scumbags are generally lacking in certain departments but there are some interesting videos on various padlocks ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive, price doesnt always guarantee best security. The dearest ones may withstand a greater amount of brute force but are just as easy to pick.


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    This is a good alternative and addition to the roadloc

    Bit cheaper too

    https://youtu.be/P_QZXe6cdjA


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    I've never taken any precautions other than the steering lock on any bike.

    But I do make sure I have assured value insurance.

    If they want it badly enough, then they will get it and I don't see that any more security devices will make a difference. Worst case, 4 blokes, 2 scaffold poles a pickup truck and any bike not anchored to the ground is going on an adventure.

    At home (and I do live in the middle of nowhere), the bikes live in a locked garage with security lighting and alarm.

    Out and about, if they want it, they can have it. I'll get a new one. As long as I have a credit card, I can get home and claim any costs back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billd View Post
    I use and really like the Abus 8008 disc lock. One very good extra feature about it is you never try to drive off with it still installed as the alarm goes off as soon as you move the bike.

    In complete agreement with the above re multi layered defence like three separate systems. I think a good quality cable is my next layer as they are lighter and easier to pack on the bike than a chain.
    Given the brake disc is mucher thin gauge than the 'pin' on the disc lock, why does Mr Thief not use the angle grinder on the disc ie save time & reduce risk by sacrificing one disc?

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    The best security is to have a scruffy looking bke that no scumbag would be seen dead on, and that doesn't look like it is worth anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytripper! View Post
    Given the brake disc is mucher thin gauge than the 'pin' on the disc lock, why does Mr Thief not use the angle grinder on the disc ie save time & reduce risk by sacrificing one disc?
    They do - I've seen pictures of bikes with a chunk cut out of the disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Rat View Post
    The best security is to have a scruffy looking bke that no scumbag would be seen dead on, and that doesn't look like it is worth anything.
    You've cracked it then
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    Quote Originally Posted by adm1 View Post
    if they want it, they can have it. I'll get a new one. As long as I have a credit card, I can get home and claim any costs back.
    Don't forget to factor in the increased insurance because it was stolen - around 1,000 per year in my case...

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