So my offer on my new (used) bike was accepted; it will be my first bike. A 250 Ninja, 4 years old, probably one of the best condition ones on Craigs now though. It's always been stored indoors, but unfortunately I don't have a garage so it'll be parked on the street 24-7 (no garage access) and hopefully used as a daily commuter after I sell my car.
I didn't really think much about this, but people are telling me that because it's so small and light, it could easily be loaded into a pickup and stolen. So now that it's arriving in only 24 hours, I need to quickly figure out how to secure it. It only has a stock ignition lock now.
Options so far:
-get a wheel lock (which wont keep ppl from picking it up)
-immobilizer/gps (which i hear they can just remove after picking it up)
-possibly tie it to something like a fence or a stake in the backyard, if my landlord lets me
-possibly store it at a new friend's place a block and a half away.. he offered me winter storage beside his bike, but not sure about daily storage, and kind of a PITA to walk over each day
-aftermarket alarm (heard they are loud, sounds like the best option)
Any other ideas? Any combination of ideas? And any recommendations where near UBC is a good place to pick up items or send the bike to, would be much appreciated!!
(PS. I read some of the archived threads for ideas.. I'm kind of a tiny chick though, so hiding around a corner with a baseball bat probably isn't the best idea :P)