I've searched the info I could find on the forum, but I'm gonna reach out here anyway and see what everyone thinks. No one seems to have posed this exact question anyway.
Before I get the inevitable responses of "get good insurance," I HAVE good insurance. And until this point I've always been pretty cavalier about one of the bikes getting stolen. Well, due to my current financial and medical situation, replacing a stolen bike is not an option. My wife will have to go without for months or years before we can financially stabilize again and I am comfortable in making the payment.
Anyway, we took the settlement from the Gecko on Lacy's Vegas last week. Paid off the loan and then some. Gonna sock away most of that payout, but I'm taking a little to buy some security for the Cross Roads. I've got a few options lined up, but want to get some opinions on what might be my best option, as well as share what I think.
Option 1: Disc lock
Been looking at specifically the Roadlok:
This seems to be a much sturdier, better designed alternative to the inexpensive Xena setups, altho I will say the addition of an alarm would be nice. But you don't have to carry it around, so you won't forget it.
My main concern would be forgetting to unlock it, of course, and damaging the rotor. Then exists the remote possibility that a well-coordinated effort could result in the bike STILL being stolen. Not especially likely, since the XR's pretty heavy, and I'm thinking you'd probably need 2 guys to lift the nose and a 3rd to push.
Option 2: Alarms:
Choice 1: Digital Guard Dawg X2 http://www.digitalguarddawg.com/moto...awg-x2/product
Choice 2: Scorpio SR-i900 http://ridescorpio.com/shop/scorpio-secure/
Very similar features from both. Neither has a custom-fit harness for the the XR, tho I might shoot Scorpio an email and see if their harness for the Vision works for the Cross bikes. The DGD is much cheaper, but the Scorpio is modular and accessories like a perimeter sensor are available. I like these higher-end models because they have a keyfob that monitors in real time, which can alert me to anyone tampering with my bike.
On the other hand, lack of a custom-fit harness would involve dinking around with wiring (which I hate) and the possibility of false alarms (which not only I hate, but I imagine everyone in my neighborhood hates too). However, accelerometer sensitivity can be adjusted on both models.
I know neither will deter a truly a dedicated thief, but I'd like to discourage one as much as possible. I also acknowledge what I'm really buying is peace of mind. Thanks for your input, guys.