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  • Offline jm2   england

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    Security out and about
    on: 18 April, 2017, 05:53:57 pm
    18 April, 2017, 05:53:57 pm
    Planning for a few longer trips away from my home security.

    I'm ready to buy a lighter (12mm) chain but what thoughts on using two disc locks? 

    They'd likely be lighter than the chain and lock (and probably easier to use) and I'm not convinced the chain is much good if the bike is on it's own (and no posts).

    Of course, this goes against my 'I'll never use one, knowing of too many dropped bikes/bent discs' so I'd buy the brightest, garish coloured cord too.

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #1 on: 18 April, 2017, 08:35:51 pm
    18 April, 2017, 08:35:51 pm
    wrap the disc lock cord around the front brake and hook it onto the lever - You cannot even push the bike without removing the lock

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #2 on: 18 April, 2017, 11:16:51 pm
    18 April, 2017, 11:16:51 pm
     :084: Got it .

    Buy a footpump  :084:

    Let the tyres down, no one can push it away  :062:

    Then you know the rest  :028:

    Just don't get the pump knicked  :087:

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #3 on: 18 April, 2017, 11:38:38 pm
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    Buy a disc lock or two with an alarm built in, there's loads to chose from online.

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #4 on: 19 April, 2017, 05:41:25 am
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    How about a D Lock ?
    Some are of a size suitable (small enough) for storage in the area under the pillion seat and most sizes are suitable for storage 'locked' to a Honda Top Box base plate which is designed to accommodate it.
    (Honda call it a ULock or U-Lock, which of course has been the subject of previous discussions)
    The one I have is Honda 'U LOCK 120/340' , Part Number 08M53-KAZ-800 (120 & 340 are the inside of the U dimensions in mm)


    Similar items, other than 'Honda' branded, are available (I don't mean the relatively cheap ones being sold for use with bicycles) often at a considerably lower price.

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #5 on: 19 April, 2017, 10:11:44 am
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     :0461:

    Both me and my wife have one of the above stored under our seat.

    Mainly used when touring as we have secure parking at home. They also make a good visual deterrent.

    We also take lightweight covers to put over the bikes when parked up.  :028:

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #6 on: 19 April, 2017, 10:10:51 pm
    19 April, 2017, 10:10:51 pm
    All good points thanks (oh, except I like my air!).

    Yes, for (mini)tour/s.  I think its two disc locks to discourage those stonger than me, and the brightest cord I can buy.

    Shopping tomorrow ...

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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #7 on: 19 April, 2017, 11:32:59 pm
    19 April, 2017, 11:32:59 pm
    Have you seen brake and clutch lever locks ?

    You don't need the idot cord as you can't ride/push it away.

    I've seen lots of them used on bike bays in London.

    They look like the picture, haven't a clue where you buy them , perhaps the others may know ?


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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #8 on: 20 April, 2017, 07:06:27 am
    20 April, 2017, 07:06:27 am
    Another possible solution (previously discussed without actual product available) = Centre Stand Lock?



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    Re: Security out and about
    Reply #9 on: 22 April, 2017, 12:07:16 am
    22 April, 2017, 12:07:16 am
    I like these.

    Went for a disc lock in the end but I've also fitted my (old) noisey alarm (keeping dry in a garage box) as I think I'll easily hear it where I'm thinking of (primarily).

    Thwarted by design; I can't use a disc lock front and rear as the carrier is solid at the rear (although I must actually try it) so only one.  But very bright - ought to act as some sort of deterrant.  Cord only slightly bright yellow - what could possibly go wrong ...

     



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