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Post Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:38 pm

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This article is likely a result of a dirtbike robbery that happened to one of our vintage racing brothers last week.

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/01/04/ ... ts-auburn/

What are you all doing to protect your bikes?

I just bought some of these.

https://www.westechrigging.com/laclede- ... it-12.html

That should keep them busy long enough, or just turn them away to something easier.

Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:30 am
jsc
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No Gas or wheels and chained together.
gas goes in the car and wheels go in the basement

Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:51 am

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IMO noise is the best way to keep the thieves from getting anything. Locks can be cut or grinded and doors easily broken. While removing critical parts is another way it is also a PITA if you just want to go for a ride or the kids want to play with their bikes in the yard. A 110+ db siren blaring at 2AM will turn those punks right around and make them run for their stolen getaway vehicle.

I've also considered "chipping" my bikes but haven't found a product that is ideally suited for not having to charge or swap batteries or something along that lines.
Tom A.
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1977 MX3, 1977 RM 175, 1980 CR250R, 1981 PE250, 1988 Cagiva WMX, 90 CRM250, 98 YZ250

Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:53 pm

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I keep posting this Harbor Freight alarm on the stolen bike Facebook posts. It is only effective when you're home, but will wake you up. The only down side is if mounted outside, your local night critter with set it off, but better than being out several grand in bikes! https://www.harborfreight.com/wireless- ... gg_q=alarm

After it alarms you can dial 911 or 1911, your choice! :devil

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:02 pm

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I too take the rear wheel off my bikes and put them in the basement and make sure the axels aren't available.
Won't stop a determined thief, but it would deter a joy riding bozo
I wanted a rich uncle, but I got an Uncle Rich.

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:05 pm

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check1 wrote:
I keep posting this Harbor Freight alarm on the stolen bike Facebook posts. It is only effective when you're home, but will wake you up. The only down side is if mounted outside, your local night critter with set it off, but better than being out several grand in bikes! https://www.harborfreight.com/wireless- ... gg_q=alarm

After it alarms you can dial 911 or 1911, your choice! :devil


I got one of those and I thought it ate batteries pretty quickly.
I wanted a rich uncle, but I got an Uncle Rich.

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:22 pm

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Rocketman wrote:
check1 wrote:
I keep posting this Harbor Freight alarm on the stolen bike Facebook posts. It is only effective when you're home, but will wake you up. The only down side is if mounted outside, your local night critter with set it off, but better than being out several grand in bikes! https://www.harborfreight.com/wireless- ... gg_q=alarm

After it alarms you can dial 911 or 1911, your choice! :devil


I got one of those and I thought it ate batteries pretty quickly.

The batteries in mine last almost a year unless we get long weeks in the teens. The receiver can take a plugin adaptor.

Post Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:01 pm

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check1 wrote:
Rocketman wrote:
check1 wrote:
I keep posting this Harbor Freight alarm on the stolen bike Facebook posts. It is only effective when you're home, but will wake you up. The only down side is if mounted outside, your local night critter with set it off, but better than being out several grand in bikes! https://www.harborfreight.com/wireless- ... gg_q=alarm

After it alarms you can dial 911 or 1911, your choice! :devil


I got one of those and I thought it ate batteries pretty quickly.

The batteries in mine last almost a year unless we get long weeks in the teens. The receiver can take a plugin adaptor.


How long do the batteries last in a laser sight?
I wanted a rich uncle, but I got an Uncle Rich.

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 pm

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I use a wireless alarm as well. Soon, a webcam will be in the barn so I can look to see what's happening. Or just stare at my bikes when I'm lonely. My wireless alarm has only had 2 or 3 false alarms, most likely critters looking for shelter.
Valves are STILL for toilets!

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:51 pm

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T-Dub13 wrote:
I use a wireless alarm as well. Soon, a webcam will be in the barn so I can look to see what's happening. Or just stare at my bikes when I'm lonely. My wireless alarm has only had 2 or 3 false alarms, most likely critters looking for shelter.

Reolink makes rechargeable battery powered wifi cameras. The A/C powered ones are better as long as you have an outlet near by. There is a phone and PC app for them and you can set up email push notifications.


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