If you are a motorbike rider, your motorcycle is likely to be your pride and joy. What this means is that you’re looking to extend its life for as long as possible. Apart from having to take it to the mechanic’s once in a while and be sure that you check and replace your oil and filter on a regular basis, you need to know that your vehicle will remain out of harm’s way all of the time.
How is that possible? There are several methods of preventing motorcycle theft, but there are other things to keep in mind so as to make sure that your motorbike’s capabilities remain on par. We’ll do our best at detailing these tips and tricks in the following paragraphs.
How to properly store your vehicle
If you’re out and about and you’re looking to set your tent up in the woods, you probably need to do the same with your motorcycle. There are a wealth of motorcycle tents available nowadays, and most of them do a good job when it comes to protecting your vehicle from the elements, as well as various other things.
You can use the same system or a traditional cover to make sure that the passersby that find their way in front of your apartment building won’t feel tempted to check whether your motorbike can be stolen with ease.
Another tip that we can recommend is to build a shed in your backyard; that is if you do have the convenience of a backyard. It goes without saying that you can get a dedicated shed for your specific motorbike model, but you can make use of the plethora of tutorials available on the Internet to build your own. If you have any DIY skills, we say you give it a try.
One thing that we do have to make clear with regard to the safety of your motorbike is that you can never, and we mean never, be too sure. We recommend using several types of locks on the same vehicle. In case you’ve never used or owned one, we’ll tell you that there are three kinds of locks out there.
Wheel and disc locks are compact, simple, as well as versatile, while grip locks lock onto the handlebar. Chain and utility locks can be used to secure the vehicle onto a tree or an electricity pole.
While it might be a bit tedious for you to have to unlock three types of locks whenever you have to leave in a hurry, the fact is that using two or three such devices on your vehicle can allow you to rest assured that it won’t become the victim of any thief.
If you have no other way of leaving your motorbike other than parking it in the street at night, we do suggest you use a cheap cover or at least one branded with the Honda logo even if you use a Harley Davidson bike. Why’s that? The fact is that some motorcycles are far cheaper than others, and the example above can give you a pointer as to which is which.
Do not park the vehicle in the same place time and again. Who knows when a thief might notice that your motorbike is always in the same spot?