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  • Offline pgcwow   ie

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    on: June 05, 2022, 09.59 pm
    June 05, 2022, 09.59 pm
    i use my trident 660 for commuting to work. just wondering if anyone had any useful tips and suggestions for security.  dont fancy having to carry a chain but am open to anything, currently looking at an alarmed disc lock and/or tracker, although i think i read somewhere trackers connected to battery can drain it.

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    Re: security
    Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 10.05 pm
    June 06, 2022, 10.05 pm
    For a tracker - use an Apple Airtag.

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    Re: security
    Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 09.23 am
    June 07, 2022, 09.23 am
    I am using a Kovix alarmed disc lock and carry it in a Kovix dedicated holder fitted to the frame, my insurance requires a disc lock fitted every time the bike is left.
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    Re: security
    Reply #3 on: June 08, 2022, 12.21 am
    June 08, 2022, 12.21 am
    Cheers guys, was looking at apple tracker - like the price !

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    Re: security
    Reply #4 on: June 10, 2022, 06.03 pm
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    I also have the Kovix KAL10 alarm/disk lock - but if I'm planning to leave the bike parked for a few hours (train station, beach, etc), I take a chain as well.

    Airtags are too easy to detect + remove to be effective (my wife has one on her car keys & it pops up a message on my phone every time we go anywhere about an Airtag travelling with me).

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    Re: security
    Reply #5 on: June 11, 2022, 07.28 pm
    June 11, 2022, 07.28 pm
    Good point on tag! How do you find carrying chain with no storage on trident?

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    Reply #6 on: June 11, 2022, 09.12 pm
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    *Originally Posted by pgcwow [+]
    Good point on tag! How do you find carrying chain with no storage on trident?

    I’ve got a small & cheap tail bag I use for the chain - does the job ok. I don’t take pillions, so it’s no inconvenience using the tail bag.


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    Re: security
    Reply #7 on: June 12, 2022, 01.37 am
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    Just because someone can detect the air tag can be a deterrent. They don’t KNOW where it is on the bike, but they know someone is watching it.

    Like all things in theft defense - if someone knows the bike is being monitored, they may move on to the next target and leave yours alone. The truth is, if someone wants to steal your bike, no single lock, chain or tracker is a guarantee. You just want to make your bike less attractive than the next in line.

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    Reply #8 on: June 12, 2022, 11.29 am
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    *Originally Posted by Studio X [+]
    They don’t KNOW where it is on the bike,

    They only have to tap the “play sound” button on an iPhone and the AirTag will beep to tell them where it is.

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    Reply #9 on: June 12, 2022, 02.31 pm
    June 12, 2022, 02.31 pm
    Yep, still if the device is deeply buried in the bike, they have to tear it apart before they can physically get to the device to disable it. This is unlikely to happen in a populated, well lit area. If they move the bike to a “safer for them” spot before dismantling the bike, you will have the tracking information.

    Again, the point is letting thieves know that your bike is more risky to steal than the next one. If they really want your bike, they’ll take it.

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    edit: Every bike I’ve had stolen was a crime of opportunity. I left it in front of my house with the key in the ignition for “just a minute” when I went back in to get something I forgot - or I parked at the Library to run in and return a book. In both cases, I was gone for less than 5 minutes and, because I knew I’d be gone for less than 5 minutes, I didn’t lock up the bike. Both happened in broad daylight in well trafficked areas.

    Funny thing is I got both bikes back by keeping an eye on the “motorcycles for sale” section of the paper (what would be Craigslist and/or Ebay now) and spotting the make, model and year of mine listed. A quick phone call verified they were without title and a second call to the local police led to a visit to the “for sale” guy’s house and a recovery. Not everyone is so “lucky”. 
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