Motorcycle Security Tips – Disc Lock

Motorcycle Security - Oxford Disc Lock
Oxford Disc Lock and Alarm

These are popular as they are small enough to stow away under the seat or in a pocket and are not quickly removed. Many are combined with loud alarms too. However, many bikers have made the school boy error of trying to pull away having forgotten to remove the lock, travelled a couple of feet, then dropped the bike – Doh!

Many bikers have made the school boy error of trying to pull away having forgotten to remove the lock, travelled a couple of feet, then dropped the bike – Doh!

As such, pick one with a bright coloured bungie that attaches to the handles bars and acts as a good reminder it’s in place.

Attack wise, you’re bike isn’t tied down, so the skate board or van attack will soon have your bike somewhere quieter where thieves can take more time to remove the lock. Always attach your disc lock to the rear wheel (unlike photo above), as it will be harder and more time consuming for a thief to remove than on the front wheel.

Also the alarms on many can be easily and effectively muffled by merely covering with your hand, they will also need regular battery replacements and not all models hold up well in all weathers.

Browse Disc Locks over at GetGeared.

Lever Lock

Essentially a clamp that tightly pulls your brake lever to the throttle, preventing your bike from being moved or throttle twisted. Effectiveness and convenience is very similar to a Disc Lock, but it also shares many of the same disadvantages.

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