cut with the electric or battery operated grinding tool,
or bolt cutter fairly easily. But this takes the thief
some time to do, so some people will use multiple
chains as further deterrents.
There are also 1/4, 1/2 and 1” cable
locks and believe it or not they are
harder to cut for a bolt cutter, but just
as easy for the grinder.
Coming back to out of town visits, use
a 20 foot 1/4” wire cable and have the
ends folded and cleated and get a
good lock. Wind it up and store it for
your out of town visits. It is a deterrent.
Types of Chain
There are many different types of metal chain, some
that have stronger links, harder metal, but for the
most part, the heaviest you will find
easily like at the big box stores etc is
3/8” chain. It is also not that cheap
upwards around $3-6 per foot.
Marine shops migh have boat
anchor chain 1/2” that a bolt cutter
will NOT cut, and a grinder will take
a very long time to cut but this is
only good if it is attached to a secure
device wherein the lock is not the
weak point. Or where the bike can
be picked up chain and all. I have seen this effective
where people keep their bike in the back yard and
they have dug a hole, poured concrete, anchored the
chain and found the bigges toughest lock they could
find. This would be a heavy deterrent.
I mean, if I come into your back yard,
look at that chain and lock....forget it!
I’m going to need a lot of equipment to
get through that and make a lot of
noise. So this heavy chain, cemented
to the ground and a lock is “Level 3”
for sure and one of the best for
security at home. Some people will
say that the 3/8” chain that they
bought is heavy duty, harder than
other chain. A grinder will eliminate that in one extra
minute. A half inch marine chain, no way.
Be ware of chain locks you buy at shops that are part
chain part lock. Ususally it is an inferior chain and
inferior lock, sometimes a strong chain and a weak
lock. Check out the Kryptonite lock on this page and
look at how thick any part of this unit is...as a lock this
is your best bet. So heavy chain and heavy locks you
are not going to carry around and so these are
generally used for home and garage.
Chocks & Custom Bunkers
The chock for the garage is a great
idea because it keeps the bike upright
and when you get home, it is easier to
lift it up at the rear axle with a lift to oil
the chain. Further, if you look at this
chock, the weight and width provides
more deterrence, but if bolted into the
concrete, it become pretty safe in that it is not going
anywhere. So now chain the bike to the chock with
the best chain(s) and locks you can find and it
becomes quite secure. Add a few
more chains (3), the thief is really
going to have to rethink getting
caught with all that grinding and
fuss. Remember this is mainly for
underground parking, but
nevertheless, bike are stolen from
secure garages all the time, where
the owner thinks “he its
in my garage...safe”. NOT.
The Bunker on this page was
designed to provide maximum security and it is not
hard to see that it would be next to impossible for a
thief to deal with this. The Bunker is definitely “Level
Alarms Wired Into Your Motorcycle
Types: Shock, Tilt and Perimeter;
Name brand and Chinese knock offs.
Believe it or not, dollar for dollar and
alarm is a must for every motorcycle
out there. Why? Because it’s a real
deterrent to thieves. Imagine the
surprise the thief would have hearing
a loud siren going off as he inspects and hatches his
plan to take the bike? Get me outta here. He can’t
and would not do anything with that alarm going off.
But there are variances, how good is the alarm? How