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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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How to prevent motorcycle from being stolen

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I'm new to riding, recently bought myself a Ducati Monster 821. Yesterday, my motorcycle cover was stolen, which made me fear for the motorcycle itself. I live in an apartment, so I have to park the motorcycle outdoors. What do you guys do o protect your motorcycle when you had to park it outdoors. I have order SPOT TRACE to track the motorcycle, I know people say that making a theft claim to insurance is better than recovering the stolen motorcycle. I want to prevent the theft in the first place, I've been looking online and found that Xena disc lock are one of the best disc lock with alarm but, also heard that they are really sensitive to touch which makes a lot of false alarm when the motorcycle has cover on.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 09:55 PM
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I have a big ass chain, bought it at my bike shop.
https://www.kryptonitelock.com/conte...l?type=bicycle
I have one like this.
if traveling i use a rotor lock on the front wheel.
Better safe than walking.

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I think those Xena disc locks are more sensitive to movement and proximity, so you should be good by putting another cover on. I'd still get the big ass chain.

If I lived in an apartment, I'd look for one where I can move my bike inside.
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Put the bike in gear and remove the clutch lever. It's quite effective and free.
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Those are all good ideas, but keep in mind that 2 dudes can pick a Monster up and stuff if into a Van in about 15 seconds. Make sure you chain it to something if possible.
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Thanks guys for the comments.

There is no post or anchor in the parking lot to chain the bike and I can't take the bike into the apartment. I have ordered a regular disc lock.

I'm thinking to buy gorilla 9100 alarm with 2 way pager, the main reason to consider this over Xena is, it allows you to adjust the sensitivity. What do you guys think about it?

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Put the bike in gear and remove the clutch lever. It's quite effective and free.
Thought of it but what if they come back the next day with their own clutch lever

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you can put a bike into Neutral without the clutch level when the motor is off. You can't without the shifter.
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you can put a bike into Neutral without the clutch level when the motor is off. You can't without the shifter.
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Thought of it but what if they come back the next day with their own clutch lever
Both statements are true. The idea is that thieves will follow the path of least resistance. They will pick the bike that is easiest to steal.
Most of the brazen theft videos I have seen involve breaking the steering lock and pushing the bike into a van or get another scooter pushing behind.
Now if they have the option between a bike that is ready to roll and another one where they have to bring a brand specific lever, I would be bet that they will pick the easy target. Removing the shifter is even better if you can be bothered.

Nothing will make your bike theft proof but this is a free and easy solution until you get your disc lock.
Even then so many people drop their bike because they forgot they had the disc lock installed. Won't happen with removing the clutch lever.
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I would also recommend you get another cover for your bike. Out of sight, out of mind.

But not a red bright "Ducati" branded cover that shouts to the world that you got a shiny new bike.
Instead get a cheap grey one from ebay which won't attract any unwanted attention.
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