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have one of your buddies baracade you in
Doesn't work.

Lady in my club lost her Harley from in front of a casino a couple of years ago.
Her bike was blocked in by a Triumph, Shadow, and a RoadStar... all of them with their fork locks set.

Whoever took it physically moved the metrics out of the way.
 

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Doesn't work.

Lady in my club lost her Harley from in front of a casino a couple of years ago.
Her bike was blocked in by a Triumph, Shadow, and a RoadStar... all of them with their fork locks set.

Whoever took it physically moved the metrics out of the way.
i actually meant with cars, b/c most highschool kids don't have motorcycles.
but that would suck, i bet she didn't brag about having the best bike after that.
 

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i actually meant with cars, b/c most highschool kids don't have motorcycles.
but that would suck, i bet she didn't brag about having the best bike after that.
She never did.
Always some good natured ribbing between metric and HD owners in the club, but nothing more.

Something about living in glass houses... metric vs HD problems on the road run about 50/50, and the club is easily 75% Harley.
 

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I have a alarm on the way and a Xena disc lock.
I'm thinking about pouring a concrete slab or a 4' deep sonotube with a loop to attach a cable or chain.
Unfortunately, none of these locks/chains will stop a thief with an acetylene torch. They can burn through pretty much any lock/chain/cable in seconds.

I didn't know about the 2x4 trick and 4 guys. :(
I was counting on my zx11's weight (600+lbs) to discourage would-be thieves.

So, if you're a thief and you come over my place though, I am in NH, and you try to steal my ride while I'm home, be forewarned, I will shoot your @$$.
I've already had one bike stolen while I was at work, just a couple of weeks after I had my car stolen (but that was years ago.)

I, for one, am not taking it again. <still angry>
--B
 

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Yup.

You WILL NOT stop a pro.
Locks and cables... virtually anything... will be enough to discourage a joy rider.

It's like the two guys in the forest running from the bear, and one starts to put on sneakers. His buddy says "those won't help you outrun that bear", and the guy says "I only have to outrun you!"

Same thing. Make your bike less attractive than the one next to it and the casual vandal/thief will move on.
The pro is going to get it no matter what you do, so maintain insurance.
 

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And really, cables are best.

A pair of bolt cutters can get through chains and lock shackles quickly.

But also... a can of electronics freeze-spray can be used on a case-hardened chain or lock to get it cold enough to allow it to be shattered with a blow from a hammer or rock.
 
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