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Maybe thieves don't target FJR's because they as well as any potential consumers of their stolen goods/Harleys aren't the sharpest tacks in the box.
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Nope, use the fork lock and that's it, but usually ask if I can park under front cover or by front door at motels. They usually say yes.
Exactly! I suppose there are situations where I would have concern, but when I spend the night on the bike its always in decent hotels that tend to be in decent areas. I know that it can happen, but so can a lot of other things.

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Exactly! I suppose there are situations where I would have concern, but when I spend the night on the bike its always in decent hotels that tend to be in decent areas. I know that it can happen, but so can a lot of other things.
Yes, spend the extra $50 its worth the good nights sleep. Not only for bike security, but less chance of drunk morons slamming doors & banging around all night.
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I can't be bothered with anti theft devices. A pain to deal with all the time. A riding buddy cracked his fender by forgetting about the disk lock as he was attempting to move it in the driveway If they want the bike they will take it. Nothing will stop a determined thief. New vehicles with all their fancy stuff get stolen out of peoples driveways. A small lap top and less time than you would think and they drive off with it. If my bike gets stolen then there won't be much backlash from the Mrs. about getting me another one. It might even have a 6th gear and LED lights

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I don't bother with a alarm or special lock. As mentioned, I try to in advance pick a nice motel in a nice area - maybe cost a little extra. Try to get a parking space and room where I can get a peak of bike during the night, as an old guy I'm usually up a few times during the night. Try to park close to lobby door where desk clerk can keep an eye on it for me. Then I go down later and tip the night desk clerk a little something - no guarantee, but a small price for a pair of watchful eyes.
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There's been a few instances where those disk locks have failed and left the owner sad faced trying to coral someone to cut it off. I would imagine that's not common...hopefully. There was some good advice posted here a while back about just getting a cover for the bike which serves more than one purpose. Obviously it will keep a russell seat from becoming a bird bath if it rains as well as masking what's underneath it when staying in sketchy accommodations. I'm also good with keeping $500 handy for the deductible if it manages to walk off.

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I only worry when someone says "Is that a BMW?". I have disk lock/siren I keep on the bike, but it's more trouble than it's worth with all the false alarms, so I actually never seem to use it.
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I built and installed a simple burglar alarm using a relay, 109db sono alert, tilt sensor and a hidden switch. If the bike is moved off the side stand, the sono alert is really loud. Cost me about $20 in parts and a couple of hours of futzing around.
Originally, I thought I might put a kit together and market it for around $50-60 but there are already wireless alarms with tilt sensors for around the same price.
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I built and installed a simple burglar alarm using a relay, 109db sono alert, tilt sensor and a hidden switch. If the bike is moved off the side stand, the sono alert is really loud. Cost me about $20 in parts and a couple of hours of futzing around.
Originally, I thought I might put a kit together and market it for around $50-60 but there are already wireless alarms with tilt sensors for around the same price.
I've used Gorilla Alarms on my bikes for 10+ years. They're simple all-in-one designs with a tilt sensor, power sensor, a screaming 110db alarm, and a blinking LED to warn potential thieves that there are probably easier pickins elsewhere. When staying out overnight the bike gets covered.

Few false alarms (except when somebody rides to close with open pipes), the sound waves can set off the alarm. That said, it'll chirp when someone jostles the bike so to date it's never been molested. The Gorilla 7007 was under $80. Two wires direct to the battery, alarm under the seat, and LED on the side panel. Includes wireless remote to activate/deactivate. Simple and effective.

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