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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo
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Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I'm seriously contemplating riding from North Carolina, where I live, to California, where my sister lives, next April.
I'd be going the southern route, through Texas where I have an uncle, and Arizona, where I have a son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids. So, some of the places I'd be stopping the bike would be secure. But I'm a little concerned about the nights I will need to stay in a hotel/motel.

What brand/type of security do any of you who ride long distance use? I'm wondering if there is something available that installs without too much hassle, and maybe even connects to my Android.

Suggestions?

Thanks

NJ
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Master Lock makes a really tough security cable called a Python Cable. They come in varying lengths and diameters. I have several which I use to secure lawn equipment and other items in my truck and trailer. When traveling on the bike I have used one to secure the bike to fixed object or run it through the front tire and around the frame. If they can pick it up and carry it they can have it!!!! Lowes or Home Depot have them.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
The sportbike guys use an alarm that can send certain alerts right to your phone. Haven't been on that forum in a long time and I don't ever park mine in a public place so I don't know the details (brand, etc.) but I know the technology is out there for sale.

Sport bikes tend to get stolen at about a 1,000,000:1 ratio when compared to Roadstars though (ball park fact at that I pulled from you know where but it's probably not far off)
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Just lock the forks and try to get a ground floor room with a window facing the bike. If someone wants to take it they'll need 3 people with the forks locked. If you work your stops out in advance you can book rooms with these specs. I have seen some use these cheap little pull string alarms. They have their own battery and a little cord that comes out of the top with a latch on it. You can stick it behind your brake caliper and attach the cord to your spokes. If the bike rolls, it pulls the cord and the alarm goes off.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I lock the forks most hotels that have a covered entrance will let you park there so it's in view of lobby.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
If you go the motel route, get a room on the ground floor and move the bike into the room at night. for the higher end hotels, talk to the front desk. Most of them will let you park right by the front door.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
WOW! Thanks guys - some great ideas and reminders.

Back in the day we just rolled the bike into the room. I wasn't sure if that was still an option. The mobile phone apps are very doable. I've even got a spare phone or 2.

Thanks all!

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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I would do a multi pronged approach to securing your bike, first, a cover, with hidden cover alarm, a broke rotor lock with alarm and a hardened chain.

The cover will help disguise it, the cover alarm goes off someone might hear it, brake disk alarm, ditto, chain maybe keep a tow truck from grabbing it? throwing full coverage insurance on it while you are gone might be an option too. Whatever you can do to make it not worth the time to steal means they will move on. Google search for motorcycle locks and you will come up with hundreds of ideas.

Here is another good read, a AMA on reddit of a former bike thief/chop shop operator. lots of great feedback from someone who stole bikes for 10 years. Learned quite a bit off it too.
 
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Re:Security - Riding cross country solo 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
You don't look to have wide bars on your bike... in the past, whenever I rode distances, I always just rolled it into the room. Bet you can still do the same! I would.
 
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