I know I know … There are already so many topics about this , and yes, before you say " use search button", already done that.
Many of you have been riding for a long time, and you managed to keep you bike safe . My question is : How do you keep your bike safe in public? Especially a sports bike, where you don’t have to much space, or you don;t want to carry a really heavy chain after you.
I recently bought an Almax chain , thinking that this might solve all my problems … Easy … use it at home, then just throw it in a bag and carry it with me whenever I go somewhere… I was wrong … That chain is so heavy … No way I can carry that with me wherever I go . So I kinda need an advice on security in public places.
I already have a disk lock , planning to buy another one … But then again … A van might pull over , it take few seconds to lift it , throw it inside and then drive away. … Parking in places with CCTV not sure if it really helps. Obviously it is a plus , but all those vans are either stolen or have fake number plates… And I saw that they have no fear for CCTV.
So back to me subject , disk locks are good but not enough … I need to chain it to something … I need a strong but light chain. I currently have this:
It is light , easy to carry around … Bolt Cutter , Drill, Saw resistant? Hmm … Really? Not sure I believe this anymore since I saw that clip from Almax. Any other suggestions?
Do you think a u-luck will be better?
And in worse case, if you can’t lock it to something , what do you do?
Most of the Solo Motorcycle bays in London don’t provide something to chain to. And we can’t park on the pavement and chain it to a lamp post or something without getting a ticket, even though I’m not obstructing anything.
Chain in to another bike is not an option, at least not for me.
Parking in busy places… Hmm …
You know, sometimes you just want to go for a ride, enjoy the nice weather and then stop for a coffee. But i don;t want to carry 20kilos of chains, and disk locks, and spent 30 mins to lock and unlock every time I need to leave the bike and go around the corner.
I’m probably hoping for to much , an easy solution, but I only had my bike for a few weeks and right now my mind is so stressed about this, because I don’t want to end up making a thread in Stolen Bikes section . Better safe than sorry.
So any tips , suggestions to comfort my mind would be appreciated. Thanks.