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Jun 12th 2018, 03:58 PM   #1
 route246wraith's Avatar
 
  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
Simple disk lock hack to make it harder to break

Upon locking down that rotor as a deterrent, just flip the lock so the key slot is facing inwards. Makes it harder for the casual thief to (attempt to) break.
Donít want to finagle with it and get your hands dirty? Wash your wheels.



Jun 12th 2018, 04:19 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Don't think it matters much.





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Jun 12th 2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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  Jan 2018
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Jun 12th 2018, 07:34 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
Mine has a pretty loud alarm. I mainly use it when spending the night in a motel where I try to be sleeping nearby. It usually wakes me up fairly quickly.
I figure the lock just slows them down long enough for me to shoot them. ��
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Jun 12th 2018, 08:37 PM   #5
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Here's a thought. Mount the lock, mark where the disk reaches, then fill in the excess radial gap in the lock with steel epoxy or solder, so there's simply no place to put a bolt extractor. Sure, it's not unbeatable but thieves use tools and techniques known to work. If your bike isn't a candidate for the stuff they know how to do they'll move on to one that is.
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Edited by WarpShatner7 on Jun 12th 2018 at 08:46 PM
Jun 12th 2018, 09:10 PM   #6
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  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
Maybe hidden speakers in multiple places that are just as compact and loud as the disc lock sirens would be good...?
Add to that a removable clutch lever, gear engaged, and 100,000 volts going through the grips...!!!
Jun 12th 2018, 09:17 PM   #7
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  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
(snip) fill in the excess radial gap in the lock with steel epoxy or solder, so there's simply no place to put a bolt extractor. (snip)

I think youíre on to something.
Perhaps a thick gauge shield to close the gap? And again, 100,000 volts!
Jun 13th 2018, 05:43 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Here's a thought. Mount the lock, mark where the disk reaches, then fill in the excess radial gap in the lock with steel epoxy or solder, so there's simply no place to put a bolt extractor. Sure, it's not unbeatable but thieves use tools and techniques known to work. If your bike isn't a candidate for the stuff they know how to do they'll move on to one that is.
Soldering onto a zinc casting of unknown alloy, without destroying it, would probably take some expertise and experience. Filling the gap with Devcon or JB Weld would slow them down a bit. That may be enough but if its late at night with no one around dirtbags who do this for a living may not be deterred by having to spend an extra minuet or two defeating the lock.
Jun 13th 2018, 06:07 AM   #9
 
  Mar 2018
  Gig Harbor

  2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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Originally Posted by Mikeames
Mine has a pretty loud alarm. I mainly use it when spending the night in a motel where I try to be sleeping nearby. It usually wakes me up fairly quickly.
I figure the lock just slows them down long enough for me to shoot them. ��
Usually? Geez. How often are people trying to steal your shit?
Jun 13th 2018, 06:29 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
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..and after filling in the excess radial gap, sand, mask and paint so it looks like the lock was made that way. That way this hypothetical really well-equipped, problem-solving thief with time on his hands won't realize he can drill out the epoxy or whatever; it'll appear that the lock was manufactured that way and is an extremely close fit for your disk. (And that the base of the U is damn thick.)
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Jun 13th 2018, 06:32 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Some of his other videos show him defeating super strong locks with this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ramset-M...0088/202046595

Only $89 at Home Depot. Downside, it makes some noise but can defeat a lock in a second or two. Dirtbags may be gone before you can confront them with your .45, AR or Shotgun.
Jun 13th 2018, 06:45 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
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It's worth mentioning though that "make stealing my shit a nonstandard affair" tricks only deter the routine thief, who goes around repeating same technique or two only where a vulnerable target exists. When you park your bike in the same place every day or night then there's the other kind of thief, who's cased it and will come back prepared. There's pretty much no stopping this guy short of parking in a secure facility; or doing what Portland bicyclists mostly do nowadays which is ride a bike so shitty that it's hardly worth stealing and not a catastrophe if someone does anyway.

Whenever I've had something stolen from my property (and a few times off of it) there have been clear indications that the person made their plans on a previous occasion, knew what time to come back and brought exactly what they'd need.
Jun 13th 2018, 04:16 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
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Originally Posted by Didley
Usually? Geez. How often are people trying to steal your shit?
Infortunately, thing like cats and unsupervised and curious little children set off the disc lock. All you have to do is barely touch the bike. Iíve had it wake me up three times at night. Two were cats and one was a late arriving guest child. Boy did they crap their pants when I opened the curtain wearing a flashlight, a gun and my underwear.
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