As usual, be on the lookout in Clerkenwell. Someone ripped out the ignition to break the steering lock I assume.
Alarm probably went off, or they got spooked cause the bike is still there, but going to have to tow it as I can’t start her up.
Haven’t been using my disc lock lately because its rusted to shit and stiff. Stupid of me, but I wonder if having it on would have deterred them in any case.
******* RAGING right now. Every bastard smoking or walking down the street is getting the mega evil eye from me.
Time to spluge some cash on the anti-theft devices.
Anyone got any recommendations besides a disc lock and alarm? Someone mentioned a throttle lock or something?
Unfortunately there is nothing to bolt her to at work, but I have a ground anchor at home.
It doesn’t but it’s a better deterrant than having no disk lock and inviting the chavs to simply break the stearing lock and push it away which is incredibly easy.
I have one of those Xena disk locks too (don’t know which model - it was about 45 quid) and it has a built in alarm that goes off ir you move the disk lock. It’s pretty effective - if some scrote touches my bike I’ll hear the thing going off.
If someone wants your bike bad enough though they can still easily pick it up and put it in a van - even if it’s chained to an anchor with an Almax series IV.
My understanding is you don’t need to rip out the ignition to break the steering lock, that can be done separately. They’re busting the ignition to try and start it (I’m not going to say how on here). Have you got an immobiliser aswell as an alarm? That would make sense if they couldn’t start it.