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1Back to top Go down    Bike and helmet Security??? on Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:43 pm

MartinW

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After trying two big tool supplier's for 1/8" rotary burrs and failing I thought I'd try the local Saturday trash and treasure. I struck out again as I was leaving I tried to unlock my helmet which is secured to the front forks by a cable lock to no avail, the key didn't look like turning. I thought about ringing home or a mate to bring out bolt cutters. I then remembered a guy selling a couple of old hacksaws, I purchased one for $10.00 Au. I got back to the bike and started to saw through the cable, a couple of passersby's stopped and gave me a look. So I just told them I was stealing the bike and I had done it before. One just shrugged and walked off one the went and a returned with a set of pliers another passerby offered to go and get a set of bolt cutters. One helped hold the cable taut which I proceeded to saw through in about 5 minutes. I have now thought about turning to a life of crime stealing motorcycles, you probably wouldn't even need the hacksaw that I bought. You've got to love Queenslanders so friendly and helpful. By the way I sold the hacksaw back to the guy I bought it from for $5.00Au.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:21 am

RicK G

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I was at Allora last weekend and fastened my helmet on with one of those cables and returned to find no key so I set to work and removed the flip up part then took the helmet off the cable and put the screws back in and was into my top box for the jacket and found the keys on the ground below the top box. May as well put up a thieves welKome sign.


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:49 am

duck

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If you do take up bike theft as a money making pastime then I'd recommend stealing bikes that are worth more than old K bikes. Very Happy


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:34 am

MartinW

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Duck what would you recommend Harleys??? Rick the ease in which I sawed through the cable only makes it a visual deterrent. When I got home I did think about something a bit harder to cut through, but then again I've never had a helmet stolen. I have however thought about storing a hacksaw blade and a blade holder in the tail.

Regards Martin


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 am

Dai

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http://almax-security-chains.co.uk/. I have a 16mm 1.5m chain. It's as heavy as f*** but having had two Moto Guzzis stolen in Belfast, I needed something a bit better than the 10mm Bowden cable the feckers went through without pausing. I also have an Oxford Monster U-shackle for when I'm travelling. Having a very dirty K-bike with a leaky cam cap bolt also seems to help...


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:15 am

Chocolate

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We from germany don’t trust the world Smile



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K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:07 am

duck

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@Chocolate wrote:We from germany don’t trust the world Smile



Is that a wooden post?


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:26 am

Chocolate

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@duck wrote:
@Chocolate wrote:We from germany don’t trust the world Smile


Is that a wooden post?

You see we from germany are not so wise !


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Bike and helmet Security??? on Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:00 am

Dai

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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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