Suggestions on securing / alarming / locking the Scout ?
Talked to a Scout engineer at the Long Beach Show who stated there will be NO fork lock. Also, the bike is built onto the engine meaning there is no traditional frame, leaving little if no room to run a chain around or through. There will have to be some creativity here if you want to go beyond a front disk lock/alarm.I saw on one of the reviews that they thought there was going to be a fork lock. I was hoping that 2nd Scout would be back on the forum to let us all know what on our wish lists really materialized on the 1st run bikes. Guess we will have to see. Hoping to have mine this week. If so I will post what I find.
Well thanks for all this sound advise, but I've decided to just remove the handle bar and rear wheel from the bike when I go shopping. The thought of strapping a large caliber weapon to my belt just does not appeal to me. Maybe a Crocodile Dundee sized knife would work. Thanks for the idea Iwoods.Note to self - switch to hollow-point.
That is true. But thankfully probably 90% of thieves are 'low end', so locks & security systems can be effective.A good insurance policy is your best bet.
I went to college in Chicago, and as a known rider, was approached by a guy that steals motorcycles for a living. He offered to get me any bike I wanted, by year/make/model, or even a specific bike for a $1000 fee. He explained to me how easy it is to steal any motorcycle, and that all security measures had a workaround. I did not take him up on it, but for his fee, plus the cost of new frame, and registration of a new bike "build", its all done. Point of the story; it does not matter what you do to protect your bike. Any security measures only deter low end criminals. I learned that day to ensure I always carry the appropriate insurance and then just don't worry about it.