Discussion in 'Gear & Apparel' started by Wayne, Jun 29, 2020.
Any recommendations for a brake disc lock? Or other theft deterent device?
For brake disc locks my brother uses one like this, similar but doubles as a left footpeg so can't put the bike in gear and ride off with the lock on the brake disc I guess. Can't find the exact model but here's a start... https://fortnine.ca/en/xena-zz6-dis...MI89nOnKyn6gIVQT2tBh0aVQf7EAQYBCABEgKkEvD_BwE
Personally I use a retractable cable lock for day stops (to secure helmets, tabkbags etc.) and activate the bike's motion alarm.
FWIW if organized crime gets an order for a lollipop coloured 2012 GS Rallye I'll just wait for it to pop up on line as not that many out there. LOL
I sometimes carry a U lock and a cable button very often.
I was looking online yesterday and isn’t there a plug and play alarm available from KTM for the 1290 SAR? Seemed reasonably priced if I recall
There are dozens on ebay for pretty low cost - most under $30 USD with an alarm.
I don't currently feel the need for one because I rarely park where there is significant risk of theft.
If I did get a disk lock/alarm, it would be a fairly inexpensive one to deter the crime of opportunity - unlikely to stop a professional thief but might make him go after the bike parked next to yours!
A fully integrated alarm system is superior but the disk lock is simple, cheap and provides a physical deterrent (blocks the wheel) as well as an alarm. Unless you physically attach your bike to an immoveable object with a chain or high security cable lock, four guys are going to be able to pick up the bike and drop it in a truck and be gone in 30 seconds. (And deal with the alarm part later)
I feel confident that if my bike gets stolen, it will be nothing more than a boat anchor to them....but maybe worth a few bucks to part out. It will probably be next to impossible to reprogram a new key fob, unless the thief has inside help from a KTM dealer. And even then, it will probably be a red flag on someones computer screen somewhere. When I travel, I'm looking for something to act as a deterent when parked at a motel/hotel overnight. When camping, I tie a string to my bike and the other end to my big toe.
That is the only time I would need one. Enough deterrence to keep the casual criminals away. A fancy alarm that sent notifications to your phone might be nice but I certainly wouldn't bother. The more I think about it, I realize an ebay disk lock with an alarm might not be a bad idea to have on a trip. Also, a compact cover or half-cover keeps prying eyes away as well as protecting against rain, dust, birdshit and casual vandalism.
I am lucky if I remember to take the key out. I have to admit that I have gotten better at being aware of where I am parked and who is around. Sign of the times I guess.
I bought one of those inexpensive motion alarm systems . Wind will set it off ...
Don't matter what you do.. if someone wants it (KTM??? LOL) They'll have it regardless.
Locked steering makes it difficult to move around... No different then putting front disc lock on.. same same.
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