Top 10 Ways To Keep Your Bike Safe

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Ina Zayadi

1- Lock your handlebar
A handlebar lock is not difficult to disable for a thief who knows what he/she's doing, but they're better than nothing. Your bike's handlebar lock can be a first-step defense against an opportunistic thief that’s going to look for an easy ride to steal.


2- Make your bike look less tempting
The less your bike is seen, the less likely a thief will be attracted to it. Keep it covered if you don’t have a garage. It will be difficult to tell if it's a bike the thief wants to steal when it’s covered.

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3- Use a strong and high-quality disc lock/alarm
A push-button disc lock cylinder with an alarm can be installed in seconds to keep your bike safe from thieves. You may want to use the lock on both wheels for added security. The alarm will also stop you from riding off with the lock on by accident!

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4- Anchor it!
Even with a disc lock on, a determined gang of thieves can simply take away your bike with a waiting truck or van if it’s not anchored to something immovable. If you can't anchor it, try to locking your bike to another bike (preferably not one belonging to a stranger!)


5-Choose a secure parking

Most cities have secure parking areas for motorcycles. If you have to park outside, choose a clearly visible and well-lit area.


6- Be careful while travelling
When spending the night somewhere along the road, locate an outdoor security camera and park your bike within the camera's view. If this is not possible, park your bike close to your room.


7- Keep an eye on suspicious behaviour
If you feel or notice anything suspicious like someone is following you home, or strangers asking suspicious questions about your bike, do not take the risk and report it to the local authority. Always go with your gut feeling.


8- Be creative
A simple way to prevent theft is to remove the main fuse. It’s quick and easy, and won’t cost you a penny. You can also wire up a kill-switch or spring-loaded switch that must be held down when the start button is depressed.


9- Mark Your Motorcycle
Mark parts of your motorcycle with your VIN, vehicle registration number and zip code. The thief will have a hard time selling those parts with the markings.


10- Put a tracking device
Get a tracker installed for added security and peace of mind. It helps in locating your bike and might even reduce your insurance premium.

P/s: Vectolabs launching tracking device late 2017

 


 



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