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    No garage... so I gotta park on the street!?!?

    I live in a basement suite so there is obviously no garage to park in. I now have to park it on the street or somewhere out of sight on the driveway. I dont have a lock yet, so my question is...

    What is a good but not expensive-as-heck lock to purchase and where can I get it?

    Thanks!

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    Get a simple $20 wheel lock at any dealership, and a bike cover. The wheel lock will deter most joy riders, and the bike cover will actually do even more good as it will hide the bike from prying eyes (and this helps!). Other than that, you could try to find one of those "serious" bike braces, but realistically if someone wants your bike they'll take it.

    Simple wheel lock + bike cover + a good alarm (with a proximity sensor) will keep your baby safe.
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    Thanks! I will cruise on over and buy one tomorrow. I already have the bike cover, so its just one small purchase left.

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    Most motorcycle dealers aren't open but I know Trev Deeley is and I think Richmond Motorsports is but I'm not sure about the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydogg888 View Post
    Most motorcycle dealers aren't open but I know Trev Deeley is and I think Richmond Motorsports is but I'm not sure about the latter.
    They are tomorrow. And yes, RMS is open today I actually just called them.
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    im moving into a basement suit also. but have a covered deck in the back yard.

    just get a wheel lock, motorcycle cover, and nice blue shit-bagged tarp to cover the nice clean motorcycle cover. most people wont even glance at those blue tarps. they just think a rubble of dirt or firewood are under it...

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    parking on the streets sucks. someone will hit it.

    try to get it as far into the driveway as possible, use a cover, and if there is something around, use a chain. the biggest chain you can find. i use an industrial chain in my garage, and it prolly isn't that hard to cut, but to a passerby, if they see the chain hanging out from the cover(which i make obvious) then they likely will dismiss your ride as an easy target.

    also, one of those motion lights is good if the driveway is near a light on the house(although if no one can see it might actually help a would be thief).

    crappy tire has a decent cover for around 100$ iirc, and a cheapo one for round 60.

    and the shit bagged tarp is a good idea!!!

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    thought you might like this. depends if your landlords will let you bolt a hole in the ground for the bike brace. and you can always fill the whole when you move and wont even know the holes were there if you use the proper material.

    http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=111301

    $100 sounds like a killer deal.

    just dont go all out and spend 300 bucks for expensive locks. if someone wants your bike, they will get it one way or another. today or tomorrow. next week, next month.
    hiding it down the side of the house/backyard. if you go all out, they will scratch it and bend things. and who knows what insurance will cover.

    Just be creative and hide that shit out of sight.
    Last edited by 125cbr rider; 06-22-2009 at 07:17 PM.

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    I have a chain & lock you can have for free - probably 10 lbs worth of iron. PM me if you'd like to pick it up.
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    can you roll the bike into your suite?
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    [quote=125cbr rider;1269852]im moving into a basement suit also. but have a covered deck in the back yard.
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    Just ride it into your suite if the door is ground level.
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    Canadian tire has a Master Lock for $10. Same as the one I paid $30 for at the dealership. Seems to work ok.

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    In this weather and my neighbor hood is a very safe one. im leaving the bikes outside. when winter comes, ill throw the bikes in the corner of the basment suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 125cbr rider View Post
    In this weather and my neighbor hood is a very safe one. im leaving the bikes outside. when winter comes, ill throw the bikes in the corner of the basment suit.
    poco very safe? ever heard of mr.picton?

    n e ways my neighbour parks 2 bikes outside all the time rain or shine, no one fucks around with others property, northside poco that is

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    Don't ever use one of those shitty blue tarps.

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