Anti-theft? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBigBK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 530
Default Anti-theft?

Hey guys BigBK with another question.

There has been a small rash of motorcycle thefts in the area and it got me thinking about how i can protect my bike.

What do people use/prefer? Anything? My last bike had the ignition lock...easy enough to break but it was piece of mind nonetheless. I see all manner of chains and things. I was thinking about carrying a bicycle ulock and just clamping it on my wheel spokes as a deterrent...at least they'd have to be ballsy enough to get a few guys and truck (or 5 minutes cutting it)...not just wheel it away.

What about a GPS tracker? That sounds like a good idea...i'm sure there's an app for that.

Just curious what Vic guys are using...i google searched a general consensus...but want to see what you guys think.

Cheers

theBIGbk
2013 Judge
Long live the oval
TheBigBK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBigBK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 530
Default

This is catching my eye...but its post theft. I'd like to deter/prevent.

http://www.riderseyegps.com/asphalt.aspx

theBIGbk
2013 Judge
Long live the oval
TheBigBK is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:33 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
depot picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Somewhere. Wherever.
Posts: 2,313
Default

A simple disk lock with alarm and dogs to bark and awaken me.
depot picker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBigBK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 530
Default

Haha ya i have a rather large loud black dog. I should have been a tad more specific. I commute rain or shine (12 years seniority for a parking spot for a car, but zero seniority for bikes). I work right down town and although leave my bike in the dockyard, technically its outside the dockyard and essentially right down town. My garage is alarmed so i'm not worried about home security...out and about is what i need.

But thanks Depot, i totally forgot about disc locks...any make you'd recommend? I'll have to get one of those bright orange reminder cables...dont wanna be "that guy".

theBIGbk
2013 Judge
Long live the oval

Last edited by TheBigBK; 06-27-2013 at 09:40 AM.
TheBigBK is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Luciferiad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Twin Falls, ID
Posts: 1,292
Garage
Default

well, I have a heavy U-lock, but I rarely use it since it's its own hassle...the XR's fender and brakes really make getting through the front wheel a pain. But I carry full coverage on the bike, and the upside to a late-model machine is you can typically replace it with one just like it if it gets stolen. I try not to worry about it too much. And a lot of anti-theft stuff (other than alarms) can cause a frustrated thief to wreck all sorts of things on your bike in his efforts to abscond with it. Which can render it just as unrideable as if he'd actually stolen it.

You can call me Billy. Or Luci. But don't call me Shirley.

Mine:
2011 Cross Roads, crimson red
Lloyd'z ATS, IAV, VFC-III. Vic "High Performance" air filter. Ness Big Honkers. Funsies.

Hers
2015 Vegas 8-Ball

My musings:www.billyrulez.wordpress.com
Luciferiad is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 10:05 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
depot picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Somewhere. Wherever.
Posts: 2,313
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBigBK View Post
But thanks Depot, i totally forgot about disc locks...any make you'd recommend? I'll have to get one of those bright orange reminder cables...dont wanna be "that guy".
The safety cable really should be mandatory.
depot picker is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SE PA
Posts: 418
Default

I forget the name but the best I've seen is a pin type disk lock that is mounted to the brake caliper. You can't hurt the bike either if you forget about it, the wheel can't move in any direction once locked. It runs about $100 and I've never seen the need for something that expensive but I do have a cheap disk lock, padlock that I use if I am heading to a shady place or out on the road alone.

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour, Sunset Red.
Parts added to make her louder, faster and more mine.
Stage 1 filter and pipes, Lloydz VFIII & ATW.
Clearwater Darla, LED GLO, emergency lights and siren.
Bushtec hitch and harness, Kompact Kamp trailer.
ChuglyXJ is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 01:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Term's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 539
Default

Do the newer bikes have the front fork lock on them. That is the only thing I use. That would seem to be a good a deterrent as anything.

You can roll the bike around in circles, at the very least it's an annoyance for the thief.

2013 Vision Sunset Red - Stage 1 exhaust, VictoryHID Cyclops
2004 Kingpin - Traded
Term is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 03:25 AM
Senior Member
 
FlyingScot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa
Posts: 131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Term View Post
Do the newer bikes have the front fork lock on them. That is the only thing I use. That would seem to be a good a deterrent as anything.

You can roll the bike around in circles, at the very least it's an annoyance for the thief.
thats what I have on my Vegas, good quality padlock does the trick

2009 Victory Vegas 8 Ball
FlyingScot is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBigBK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 530
Default

I have a 13 Judge and no forking lock (see what i did there ).

Looks like the disc lock is the way to go. Been checking out a few online...all pretty much same basic design. Relatively cheep for piece of mind too. T

Thanks all!

theBIGbk
2013 Judge
Long live the oval
TheBigBK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome