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post #1 of 8 Old 10-05-2016, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Anti-Theft Devices

What are people using for anti-theft devices if anything? I live in Burlington VT so we don't have to worry about a ton of crime, but things do get stolen. I've seen different things like bike cables and disc locks. Just wondering if anyone has advice about what's good and what's a waste of money.

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I will be looking into getting a GPS tracking system. Anything aside from that might not do us any good since GW's are light enough that throwing one into a white commercial van is easy.... and that scares me.

What are you planning to do?
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So... essentially something like this..


But there are a lot of systems out there, it just depends on how much you want to spend. But nothing is going to stop them from picking it up and "kidnapping" it. GPS units are great, but I'm sure those can be easily found on the bike, cut the power, and then what right?
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That depends on where and how you mount the transponder. Under the seat is a good option and not all seats are easy to remove. Once you have access to that, sometimes you can really tuck it in. Although some might figure it out, better to have than not.
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That's true and depending on how far you're willing to go, disguising it is always an option as well. Wrap it up in that fabric wire insulator and bunch it with another wiring harness or something.
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Probably one of the most inexpensive methods but still very effect is using a padlock with a clearly visible tag. When you have that and park in an area they would be least likely to steal it from, the odds are in your favor. But just like anything, if someone really wants it, they will get it, even if you have bear traps all around your bike.

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That's actually a pretty cheap, quick, and easy method of locking up the bike. Never thought of that actually!

There are some padlocks that are grade 6 steel or something around that, that are extremely difficult to cut through with either bolt cutters or even big grinders. Those would be worth spending money on just to ensure that they won't be able to cut it off that easily at all.
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That's actually a pretty cheap, quick, and easy method of locking up the bike. Never thought of that actually!

There are some padlocks that are grade 6 steel or something around that, that are extremely difficult to cut through with either bolt cutters or even big grinders. Those would be worth spending money on just to ensure that they won't be able to cut it off that easily at all.
You don't even have to worry about any of that since parking in an area close to a lot of foot traffic, close to cameras, etc. and having obvious deterrents like this will more than likely push the thief onto someone else not as prepared. Our job is to make their job harder.
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