Anti-Theft Strategies for Your Motorcycle


In these tough economical times, the last thing you need is to have your set of wheels stolen. Luckily, there are several things that you can do to help ensure that your motorcycle is safe against a thief. It is necessary to spend money on these devices, however, keeping your motorcycle safe and know that you will not have to go out and buy a new one makes these strategies quite cost-effective. Since motorcycles cannot be locked up like cars, they are easy prey for thieves, both amateur and pros alike.

First of all, be cautious at all times. A pro thief may see you on your bike and decide it’s the perfect bike for his illegal theft ring. He follows you and finds out where and when you park it. Always be sure that no one has followed you anywhere. If you suspect someone is following you, do not go home. Go to a well lit place and get help. Most likely, seeing you pull into a busy place will cause the thief to decide your bike is not worth it and get out of there.

One simple precaution you can take is to buy a cover for your motorcycle. While not thief-proof, it is a hindrance to getting that bike out of there. After all, the thief will have to spend time taking the cover off and risk being seen while doing so.

Another thing you can do is buy an alarm for your motorcycle. The prices on these vary, but it is possible to get one for as little as one hundred dollars. If you get one with a remote that allows you to turn it off before you touch the motorcycle, you can save yourself the trouble of accidentally setting the alarm off. Whether you are at work, home, or just out having fun, if your motorcycle alarm is on, you will hear it and most likely have the chance to investigate before your bike vanishes.

You can also get a GPS tracking system installed on your motorcycle. This is a much more expensive route, and probably out of most people’s budgets. However, if the motorcycle is taken, the GPS Company can find it immediately. Of course, this does not prevent damage that may have already been done, but it is a way to get your wheels back very quickly.

You need to weigh your options and decide how much you are willing to spend. Spending more may mean less chance of losing the motorcycle, but in the long run it could definitely be worth it.

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