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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

3”.

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