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Hi,

Does anyone have recommendations for securing the R3? Anyone have experience with Disc Locks, Chains, Alarms, GPS trackers etc.?

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Don't flaunt it or park it in front of your house for every low-life that drives by see's it.

Out of sight, out of mind...keep it out of sight...

Where do you keep it over night ??,,,Private Home, ? garage structure ??

GPS units are only as good as the people tracking them, Police are not obligated to go find your Bike if it's taken.

Most any lock can be broken into,,,and with a bike the size of the R3, it's not hard for two mutts to throw into a Van or pickup and it's Gone.
 

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I keep it locked up in a garage, but I'm worried about people literally picking it up and stealing while I'm at the movies or a bar etc.

Don't flaunt it or park it in front of your house for every low-life that drives by see's it.

Out of sight, out of mind...keep it out of sight...

Where do you keep it over night ??,,,Private Home, ? garage structure ??

GPS units are only as good as the people tracking them, Police are not obligated to go find your Bike if it's taken.

Most any lock can be broken into,,,and with a bike the size of the R3, it's not hard for two mutts to throw into a Van or pickup and it's Gone.
 

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Look at Ride core by Scorpio. It's a neat little GPS tracker that does a good job at letting you know if someone is messing around with your bike. Costs about $300 + $10/month for the service. Now a thief can rip it off if he finds it but it does give you some peace of mind to know that you will be alerted if someone messes with your bike. Like JerseyR3 said, most locks can be broken and they can lift a small bike into the back of a van in mins. Get full coverage and make sure you pay for the deprecation waiver so you get your money back (minus deductibles) if something happens
 

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A disc lock in the rear disc brake should be ok in most cases you are shopping or whatnot. A van coming around with 2 guys lifting it up and putting it in the van is highly unlikely- depending on where you live, but if you don't mind lugging a heavy $100.00 sleeved chain in your backpack, get one of those as well and put it through the bike frame onto a stationary object. But its easier said than done.


I have both but thus far only been using my disc lock because the chain is heavy as a ***** to put in my backpack.


As far as the disc lock pin goes, you want 5mm or smaller. Not sure if 7mm would fit in the hole, I'm guessing it won't.
 

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Hi,

Does anyone have recommendations for securing the R3? Anyone have experience with Disc Locks, Chains, Alarms, GPS trackers etc.?

Thanks.


I've got the disklock. a big 'ol yellow one with a free leash. bonus!


I wanted the alarm one originally but at $75 bucks....umm, nah. the basic one is what I chose. No issues with the heat, scraping, or anything like that. I am careful when putting it on (i.e., not dragging the 'PIN' while sliding it on). I've heard good things about these. Maybe one problem out of a hundred...mostly people say "I forgot it was on", but the leash solves that problem.


The disk lock is for sure not 'beatable', but when it all comes down to it deterrence is the best policy. And it does, barely, fit in you lil trunk :)
 

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If you are most concerned about shopping, bars, etc. I would go with disc lock and follow some basic rules:

1) Try to park in spaces closest to building your entering, if there are windows facing bike even better. Thief has to worry about being seen / caught on camera. If your'e at the bar at night, offer a few bucks to the doorman to keep eye on your ride.

2) Make it a hassle for thief, disc locks, alarms, GPS are not meant to stop thieves, just make your bike an unattractive target so bad guys look for "softer" target.

3) Don't let insurance lapse, no matter how diligent you are, there is always a risk
 
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