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Re: best ways to keep a bike from being stolen?
For most issues regarding semi-storing your bike if you ride it once a week for example.
Get a cover that fits over the bike totally, as in no tyres showing etc.
If its in the garage keep it covered and put a card box or two behind to seat level so its not easily seen when the door is up.
Remove the battery so its not easily found by a thief, lock the steering and put the keys somewhere safe.
Use two disc locks and a cable lock per bike if need be, then have good insurance and pray.
On the road I always use a hotel/motel with back facing rooms/parking, and get a parking lot level room in that section.
Once I check in, I park outside the door till things quiet down in the evening and just scope things out.
THEN I ease the bike into the room for the night and place some newspaper under the tyres and engine.
This way if management comes a calling you can at least have some reasoning to your madness by saying "its not dirtying the carpet".
Failing that, buy Yamaha or a CX500 for road trips and smile about it as best you can.
Last edited by 900RR; 04-14-2011 at 12:50 AM.
Reason: added info, as usual