Disc lock VS Center stand lock

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  1. connah250r

    connah250r New Member

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    I need to get a way to secure my bike from moving when I'm out and about. While I was thinking about getting a disc lock, I thought there's a way I could weld some shit to the center stand and make it to where I could secure the center stand with a padlock or something so it couldn't go back down. I think it would end up being cheaper than getting a disc lock, but I don't know. What do you guys think? Should I get a center stand lock and pop it up on the center stand everywhere I park, or drop like $100 on a disc lock? Or should I do something else?
     
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    Only problem with a centre stand lock is the thief is only going to discover it when they try moving the bike and probably drop it for you

    I’ve got a disc lock with a motion sensor in that positively screams if moved
     
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    Your security level really depends on the risk in the environment you park in.
    A key with the HISS system is the most basic level.
    Then a disc lock though the front wheel - makes no difference if has an alarm or not.
    Then a chain and lock where the chain is anchored around a post of something immobile.

    What I'm trying to say is, if you park your 10k bike in the most deprived area of your state with nothing other than a key locking the bike then don't be surprised if one night it just disappear's..
     
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    The only thing that security buy you is TIME.. This is what stops 99% of thieves, BUT If they really want it, then they will get it.
     
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    + 1 on the thief not seeing the locks.
    My good friend had a 92 CBR600 F2 and locked it up with a bright colored U-shaped Kryptonite lock on the rear wheel.
    Upon leaving work for home, he discovered his CBR about 30 feet away from where he had parked it. With 105 hp, the CBR destroyed it's rear wheel, swing arm and brakes as the lock flung around many revolutions before the thief gave up and left it. He had the decency to put the bike back on it's side stand at least : /.
     
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    A disc lock with a screamer is what I use for long stops. This isn't for theft , but if you're concerned about an entitled TikTok'r throwing a leg over for a photo op, you can dissuade this with a UV half cover. Also it's good to keep your seat and instruments from baking in the sun.

    If I just had to be somewhere where I was concerned enough with ride-away theft, I'd lift the seat and pull the PGM-fi and main fuses. Maybe even just unplug the ECU and take it with me.

    If they want to toss the VFR in a van, there's really nothing you can do.
     
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    I wrap a Kryptonite chain/combo lock through my front wheel and through my center stand. If you try to roll it forward, the chain tightens more. At home, in my own driveway, I wrap a 20' chain through two bikes' wheels. And lock both bikes together. The vfr, I take that second Kryptonite chain/lock and wrap it through the rear wheel, over the swingarm, but under the chain. It's fairly hard to roll then. Both of these chains are fairly hard to cut with bolt cutters. Not an angle grinder though, but I'd like to think I'd hear that.
     
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