When diving online, especially in motorcycle forums, one of the most shared opinions in forums and blogs is usually: “If you want it steal the motorcycle, they will steal it from you ”or“ If the thieves are professionals, say goodbye to the motorcycle ”. Really reading these opinions makes me angry and anxious, as a biker I am, so I wonder if something could be done to prevent theft of a motorcycle. But I go further. In case of motorcycle theftCould I rescue her before they scrap her or disappear?
Prevent theft of a motorcycle in the garage of your house, whether common or individual seems mission Impossible. But we can put difficult things to thieves to deter them from stealing ours. First of all, you have to be covered in case all types of motorcycle theft we put on fail. For that, add the theft to your motorcycle insurance. Or, if you can afford it, become a Comprehensive insurance. If they steal it and you can't rescue your motorcycle from its horrible end, it will be the best option to recover part of your money and buy another one.
# 1 Wilock
Wilock It is one of the best motorcycle locks that is based on putting the front wheel completely in a 10mm steel sheet frame, nailed to the floor of your garage with 4 or 5 anchor points. It seems to be the best option to protect your motorcycle in the garage and not take it away or that the thieves will back down to see greater difficulties to carry out their stumbling.
- The front wheel is not accessible to thieves. The fork is also inside.
- If they manipulate it, you'll notice right away.
- Custom installation for your motorcycle. Tailored
- Accessories for small parking spaces.
- It has a fairly high price, compared to other anti-theft systems.
- Installation is not easy.
- You have to have a minimum of space in your garage.
- You can disassemble the motorcycle to sell it by parts, leaving only the front wheel and the fork.
If what you want is to put the thieves as hard as you can and you have money, this is your option.
# 2 Pythons, padlocks, forks and anchors
These anti-theft systems they are increasingly advanced, but just as they advance, thieves update their way of acting and attacking them. You can have from a disc caliper with alarm for 20 euros to anchor chains percent and peak euros. It depends on what you want to spend or how far you want to go with the safety of your motorcycle. Our advice is that at least you have a cemented steel chain and invest some money in this. You can take these chains anywhere and it takes a long time to dismantle them.
U-shaped forks also have many fans among pro bikers. Its versatility when putting them on either of the two wheels and in combination with chains to anchor the motorcycle to a fixed position, is what makes them so effective, although they are of little use before an expert motorcycle thief.
- Reduced price compared to other anti-theft systems.
- They can be transported to anchor the motorcycle outside your garage.
- Easy installation.
- Any thief who boasts of being one, will disassemble your device sooner or later.
- Like everything, to find something decent you have to spend the money.
- Except with the chains, you can take the motorcycle as is in a van.
- They can disassemble the anchored wheel and the rest of the motorcycle take it away.
It is the cheapest and most versatile option, but if you want to insure your motorcycle as much as possible, do not leave it anchored only with one of these devices. And, if you decide on one, make it as expensive and safe as possible.
# 3 Alarms with bidirectional control
Motorcycle alarms are varied in terms of the installation system, number of decibels (dB) that is capable of producing the built-in speaker and extra functions of the remote control.
The last thing in alarms is not the alarms themselves, but the controls that act in a bidirectional way. They can communicate at the command-> motorcycle address to activate the alarm, disarm it, start the motorcycle remotely or to program extra functionalities. But, here is the good thing, they can also reflect the state of the motorcycle (communication moto-> command): at rest, beaten, moved, something is approaching, … depending on the sensors that carry the alarm.
- You can know from your home how your motorcycle is.
- If you have a powerful speaker, you can alert any neighbor or yourself.
- Some carry engine immobilizers.
- Anti-hijacking mode, the alarm is activated for a while after abnormal activity is detected.
- Remote engine start / stop.
- LCD display on the remote to know the status of your motorcycle at all times.
- It works by radiofrequency, better communication in garages.
- For the functions they offer they have a fairly reduced price.
- Command-alarm communication in the garage may not be possible if you live far from your place.
- There are radio frequency inhibitors that disable them.
- Once located by thieves and dismantled, they are useless.
- They eat the battery. If you leave the motorcycle for several days, you may not be able to start it.
- Fatiguing assembly if you find a good place to hide it.
- They usually bring only one command, the second command is an extra cost.
A good option if you take your motorcycle daily and do enough kilometers to recharge the battery. And if you live near the parking spot, alarms earn extra points. But in community garages or in private garages away from your home, it is a bad option, because you will never get to hear it or the command will be useless at that distance.
# 4 GPS locator
If you are one of the defeatists who think it is impossible not to steal your motorcycle, then think about locating it once it is stolen. A GPS locator device with quad-band GSM communication is a good option to have your little one located at all times.
GPS locators can carry an external battery or you can connect them to your motorcycle battery, you can receive the location on your mobile via SMS and with some PC programs or smartphone applications you can have a map with the position of your motorcycle. It all depends on how handy you are or the money you can spend.
- Easy installation and easy configuration. There are many manuals on the Internet.
- GPS position of your motorcycle at all times.
- Operation by events, according to proximity, movement or inclination sensors.
- Worldwide communication by GSM.
- Reduced price. Some Chinese pages have them for less than 20 euros.
- Battery consumption in case of installation with the motorcycle battery.
- External battery recharge from time to time, as if it were a mobile phone.
- Purchase of a SIM card for GSM communication.
- Once located and disassembled, it is rendered useless.
- There are GSM inhibitors that would disable communication.
- Find a place to hide it as much as possible on your motorcycle and that is not visible.
A good gadget for thieves and thieves of inexperienced motorcycles, but for professionals, with a simple inhibitor (very cheap cost) or a screened van would be worth them to disable this device. If we install something on the motorcycle, we decline because of the alarms with bidirectional control, they are less likely to be deactivated and in an oversight they can alert someone.
In conclusion, the premise that if they love you, it may be true steal the motorcycle They will steal it from you. But if we make it more and more difficult, we can get rid of saying goodbye to our saddle because it has been taken away from us. Perhaps someone will think that the only option is to tie a caiman to your motorcycle, to protect it from the hands of others. Let's not go crazy.
If you are really worried about having your motorcycle stolen, do not hesitate to invest some of your money, because in the long run you will appreciate it. It may be an investment, but like your equipment, tires, ABS, … etc., If you invest in the safety of your motorcycle, surely you do not regret it. And, follow our advice, secure your motorcycle with theft and you won't have so many worries if they take it away.
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