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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question best caliper lock?

whats up ladies and gents!

my question is what is the best caliper lock anybody has personally owned.. i need to leave my bike in a park and ride and as much as that makes my bones shake i gotta to what i gotta do..

looking for the best money is not a problem just want the safe knowing my bike will not be able to "roll away"..

please post a pic, price and possible site where purchased thanks guys!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 01:45 PM
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I just used an OnGaurd lock. Nothing special, no frills. Then again, mine is in a bit safer location.

Best bet is to use a chain or cable to lock the bike to an object... light pole, tree, etc. Even with a disc lock, they can pick the bike up, or even put a dolly under the tire.

I've read all sorts of reviews on the alarm locks... they ranged from awesome to PITA all for the same lock. Basically, when they work right, awesome... when they don't, you have a screaming banshee in your ear and outside your neigbor's window at 5am, of which you can't shut up because of some random issue with key/lock.

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Caliper lock = they pick it up. Chain it to a lamp post or something and hope they didnt bring tools to remove your wheels...

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Yeah a caliper lock is worthless. Serious theives work in groups of at least three guys (as witnessed by my neighbor as some assholes picked up my GSXR a few years back and almost had it in the back of their truck before he scared them off).

If a theif really wants your bike, a caliper lock won't help. Plus if you forget the thing is on the caliper and you move the bike, you'll damage your fender. It's a waste of money for a "warm and fuzzy" feeling that your bike is "safe". Invest in an alarm system if you're concerned about leaving your bike unattended. That's more likely to keep it from disappearing.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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ive never heard of a alarm system for a bike.. but i like that idea! yeah it truelly takes three guys to pick up a bike i did a rookie move and left the key in my co-workers truck so we just picked up my front end and dragged it.. ill have to look into the alarm for the bike thanks larryj

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for a ninja 650 it takes two
we loaded it to the back of the wan without any ramp or similar stuff. took less then 2 minutes
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 01:24 PM
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FYI, here's one of the alarm discs i mentioned above...

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 12:51 AM
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A little bit of extra does not hurt. A cheap trackibg device for your bike.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 08:53 AM
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get a xena disc alorm lock, also go to kryptonite web site and
read the section on security, not only does the lock matter but where the bike is depends
on risk of theft, also get comprehensive insurance (theft), because if they want it they just pick it up and throw it in a van. dont ever think that it cant happen to you, when i was 19
i had a 72 z-28 stolen just after i had it painted and fixed up, and guess what i had no theft coverage
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