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    Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    on: Feb 24, 2017, 11.40 pm
    Feb 24, 2017, 11.40 pm
    If I'm parking my bike and locking the steering is there any point in fitting a disc lock? Either would prevent the bike being walked away so why carry a lock unless it's a chain to secure it to something?
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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2017, 03.41 am
    Feb 25, 2017, 03.41 am
    Steering locked the bike can still be rolled, albeit in a circle.  From what I understand those steering locks are not super hard to break.  Even a disc lock only does so much if two simply lift the front end and roll the bike on the back wheel.  At least a disc lock stops the rolling, though I think I would try to find a way to put it on the rear wheel instead of the front.
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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2017, 06.59 am
    Feb 25, 2017, 06.59 am
    It's all about additional , visible deterrence.... making your bike more trouble to take than the next guys!

    Any lock can be defeated by a determined thief with enough time who wants your bike but for the opportunist the bike with a big bright disc lock is too much trouble.
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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2017, 08.05 am
    Feb 25, 2017, 08.05 am
    Someone "messing" with a Disc Lock will also be more noticable to any Passers By.

    Like Cropbiker says, the main thing is to DETER someone from trying in the first place.

    The physical attributes such as the lock strength, ease of "picking" etc,
    only come into play once they have started !   :159:


     
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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2017, 08.06 am
    Feb 25, 2017, 08.06 am
    Triumph sells this, http://www.pure-triumph.com/p-3972-triumph-320mm-u-lock-a9810005.aspx , and there is even a perfectly molded spot under the seat made just for carrying it.
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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2017, 09.13 am
    Feb 25, 2017, 09.13 am
    Here's a Photo showing how it fits into the purpose made housing under the seats :

    Last Edit: Nov 15, 2020, 07.04 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2017, 11.14 am
    Feb 25, 2017, 11.14 am
    I have an old Abus Granite "U" lock that also fits perfectly under the seat. The model is also recognised by many insurance companies, so may make a difference to premiums - though I feel I have to use it all the time because of that, even in my garage.
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    Re: Locking the steering or fitting a lock..
    Reply #7 on: Feb 25, 2017, 09.48 pm
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    Great information thanks  :460: The Abus Granite "U" lock for motor bikes is around 150 U.S. like the Triumph Lock, expensive.

    A gent I work with recently had his Honda CBR nicked right in front of his house, he went for a run came home, parked his bike on the street to let it cool off a bit before he washed it, 20 minutes later no bike. Police told him that professional bike thieves use a panel van and skate boards of all things. They pull up to their target, two beefy guys jump out and simply throw the bike in the van and gone, takes less than 10 seconds. If they have to move it and distance they simply place skate boards under the wheels and their gone, wheel locks be damn. Police told my work mate that the professional thieves care only for parts. Bastards!! :233:

     



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