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Offline Gavin

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« on: 25.02. 2010 11:12 »
Just wondering what forms of bike security are recommended for the A10 with no key, a 6 volt positive earth and just fires up off the maggy. Am sure you will provide some helpful insights.

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Re: Security
« Reply #1 on: 25.02. 2010 11:38 »
I fitted a hidden switch to earth the magneto (I won't tell where  *smile*)
And I bought a new steering lock, because the keys for mine were missing.
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Re: Security
« Reply #2 on: 25.02. 2010 12:30 »
I moved to a country where they respect peoples property *smile*
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Re: Security
« Reply #3 on: 25.02. 2010 12:42 »
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Utopia?
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Re: Security
« Reply #4 on: 25.02. 2010 13:01 »
Yes I agree, a suitable, covert, switch tapped into the magneto "kill" wire is a must.It needs to be cleverly hidden, but of course accessible to you easily. How about under the tank so when you go to tickle the bike/turn fuel on/off you can discreetly engage the switch and stop the mag from sparking.Obviously,safe installation with regards to electrics/petrol overrides all other considerations *ex*. How many of us have steering locks but no key??? None of these will stop a determined thief of course, but will prevent a casual theft.Can you imagine the horror of being at a race meet or similar and hearing the nice throaty roar of a brit bike, you turn to look and admire and think wow, nice A10, its just like mine....Bob

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Re: Security
« Reply #5 on: 25.02. 2010 14:13 »
I always think that there is  lot to be said for a bloody big chain/padlock...
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Re: Security
« Reply #6 on: 25.02. 2010 16:44 »
Make a special advance xtra+ setting for the mag, and stand back to see the thief breaking his leg *lol*

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Re: Security
« Reply #7 on: 25.02. 2010 17:41 »
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I always think that there is  lot to be said for a bloody big chain/padlock...

Chain and padlock is the way to go... I suspect that some do not like this idea because of possible damage to chrome wheels. My answer is a chain inside a pushbike inner tube with those nylon zip ties each end to hold it in place. Chain round wheel and frame makes a heavy A10 very difficult to move.
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Re: Security
« Reply #8 on: 25.02. 2010 19:16 »
I like e's method ! Must have similar sense of humor. Most KIDS under 40 wouldn't know how to use a kickstart anyway ! Chain and lock works for me.
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Re: Security
« Reply #9 on: 25.02. 2010 19:19 »
Interesting, I have got to the point where for security reasons I need to protect my pride and joy even before she is finished. Ground anchor is on hold as I am moving house but chaining to the bike lift seems a good option. Although as mentioned earlier a professional will defeat most security attempts you just have to make it too awkward to make it worth while. Read an article from a security chain manufacturer who has a "Page of Shame" where most of the current motorcycle security chains are tested including the Ride reccomended and Sold Secure items which fell to the charms of 42" Irwin bolt cutters which is the stock in trade tool for naughty boys. Also many chains will never resist an abrasive disc cutter even some of the low powered battery units. There was discussion about through hardened links or case hardedned, through hardened being more susceptible to cracking especially when treated to a spray of freezing agent.
It appears to stay out of the clutches of manual bolt cutters (Portable hydraulics are another problem) you need to go up to 19mm section links which in turn are heavy. Dont forget the crafty dodge that matey uses where you leave your chain chained to a fixed object and return each day. If the chain is sleeved they pull back the sleeve, cut the chain and make good with a cable tie, pulling the shroud back over to cover their evil work. You turn up next day and chain your bike up as normal never suspecting that it is only held together with a cable tie, the rest is.......

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Re: Security
« Reply #10 on: 25.02. 2010 19:28 »
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Make a special advance xtra+ setting for the mag, and stand back to see the thief breaking his leg

Brilliant idea! But always put the bike on the centre stand, you wouldn't want that limping a**hole to knock it over, would you?
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Re: Security
« Reply #11 on: 25.02. 2010 22:12 »
Paint your bike pink and put a "Gay Pride" sticker on the fuel tank, reckon that would work.

There are fuel taps for sale on ebay that are key locked.

Put a very large padlocked chain through the back wheel and over the seat, when out in public.

If you have a concrete floor in your shed, dyna bolt a bracket to the floor and chain your bike to it.
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Re: Security
« Reply #12 on: 26.02. 2010 09:53 »
The only trouble with good security when your out is... What happens if you loose your key? I 'know' I have a very good chain and padlock but I'm always a little paranoid in case I loose that key. It was only on my return from the dragon rally that I found the key had broken in the lock, it is the type where key is extracted when lock is engaged. I assume that what had happened is that the key was in lock and resting in an ideal place within top box, for vibration to do its destructive work. grrrrrrr
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Re: Security
« Reply #13 on: 26.02. 2010 09:58 »
How about a modified version of this ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUPBlQxJF0w
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Re: Security
« Reply #14 on: 26.02. 2010 11:52 »
Years ago I had a Blue Heeler dog that went everywhere on the tank and stayed with the bike when I was in the pub. She cost me a few beers to mates that got too close.
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