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Hauling Bike to Moab via city in Arizona and need suggestions on cable/Chain for bike security in back of pickup.
I know there is prob lots of info but have searched and not coming up with much.
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Use a heavy duty cable and high quality lock through the frame and attached to the tie down loops on the bed of the truck , as well as a thinner cable lock that has an alarm that is activated if it the cable is cut. Also lock the tailgate to make it a little more difficult for the bike to be taken.
 

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....what Borneo says. Plus parking backed up close to post, wall, etc so tailgate cannot be lowered makes theft less attractive if your tailgate cannot be locked.
I hate theives.
 

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....what Borneo says. Plus parking backed up close to post, wall, etc so tailgate cannot be lowered makes theft less attractive if your tailgate cannot be locked.
I hate theives.
Get a motel room on first floor out back with outside access door to room. Take the bike into the room for the night. if you are sleeping there. Use the free news-papers on the floor under it.
Newspapers, sounds like I'd be on my 77 Superglide.

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Silent paging alarm and a .45.

Seriously, spend the money on a good motion sensitive alarm for the truck.
 

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Prob I see is the cables and chains are stronger than the little loop in the truck bed so they are overkill don't you think????
 

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When I travel with a motorcycle in the truck I run a locking cable (or two) through the frame of the bike, over the tailgate and around the hitch or frame of the truck. I also agree about backing the truck up somewhere where access would be difficult. A cheap tarp covering it would hopefully help avoid attention.
 

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Make it difficult to get the bike out of the truck and a thief will steal the truck and work on getting the bike out later. I've repoed trucks with bikes in them before. It takes less than a minute.

Drill a hole in the bed and frame rail below and bolt in a forged eye bolt. A stout chain and padlock will be hard to defeat without setting of a motion alarm that protects the truck, especially if the eyebolt and chain can't be reached without climbing in.

Or simply park next to a vehicle hauling a Harley.
 

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+1 on Kryptonite cable and lock. It's what I use too. You can get a 30' if your bed loops are that manky. Mine are pretty stout. With the long cable you can go right over the tailgate or side and loop the frame or hitch (obviously only while parked). I have never done that, but it's an option. I have been to Moab a great many times and didn't stress much on security once I was there. It's a great town surrounded by world class riding and scenery. That being said, there are poopheads everywhere. As an insider note, Eddie McStiff's makes a Jalapeno Beer and to my palate it is awesome. Sometimes it isn't on the menu and you have to ask. They don't always have it, but when they do...oh my.
 

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Since any device can be defeated by dedicated thieves a reasonable solution for your trip might be a mix of hardware plus psychology. Affordable chain/cable/lock plus logical overnight parking location. Idea is to not have thief target your rig but look elsewhere because yours apears too difficult, dangerous, worthless, unatractive, etc.. That way your security precautions are never tested nor defeated by thief because he decides to target something easier. Tarp is excellant idea as is all the other advice from others.
 

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Thank you Flank for telling me about that bully lock! Looks like a nice easy device to install when just going into store and will be back soon. I take my bike to Reno casinos at times and its in back of pickup or parked next to entrance doors. I do have huge cable/lock set up but this would really add to that. They do have cameras in parking garages but every little bit helps to make it less of a target. Backing truck up against wall or post is another good idea.

* ordered on amazon $105. plus got a battery tender cigarette socket that plugs into my existing pigtail to battery. This is going be nice to have!!!
 

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Thank you Flank for telling me about that bully lock! Looks like a nice easy device to install when just going into store and will be back soon. I take my bike to Reno casinos at times and its in back of pickup or parked next to entrance doors. I do have huge cable/lock set up but this would really add to that. They do have cameras in parking garages but every little bit helps to make it less of a target. Backing truck up against wall or post is another good idea.
Mike, there is one on ebay right now for 70 bucks. New, but say's packaging scuffed up for some reason and was returned. Normally 115 and up. They are nice.
 

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motorcycle superstore is $120, I'll check around. Thanks!
 

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Bully Lock might be worth looking into. It could be used in a lot of different ways. You can hook a couple of bikes together using a cable or chain...even an attached cord tied into the cover grommets. When wiggled it goes off. Could be used for gear, trailers, beer coolers......

Speaking of beer coolers, last summer while tent camping I put a HF Driveway alert alarm on my bike trailer aimed at TW. I put the beer cooler next to the bike. The alarm went off around 4AM. I'm all ready to catch a thief with my .40 zombie eliminator and when I shined my 1000 lumen flashlight on the trailer a very unafraid racoon was staring back at me. :eek: I'm sure he had learned about coolers and goodies.

I use those cheap HF motion detector alarms in lots of places and have caught 'lookers' in motel lots a few times. They take off when I set off the car alarm with my keyfob. I use them inside my outbuildings too.
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I have had a bike stolen but that was before alarms. It's a very gut wrenching feeling to look at the spot you park your bike and see nothing.:(
 

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LOL, Decided to get it from amazon.
 

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About 30 years ago I got a call late one night at my girlfriends house from my mom. She told me the cops were looking for me, they had recovered my bike. I went outside and it was gone. The thieves pushed it about a mile, hot wired it, but it wouldn't start. Starter button was broke and I had never fixed it. One kick and I wouldn't have got it back. The thieves began to argue and got the police called on them.....

You don't have to be faster than the bear, just faster than your buddy. Don't just park by a Hardly, Make sure there is another dual-sport nearby that looks better than yours.

No wall or pole to back up to? Back the truck up to the back of your buddie's truck. Make the bumpers touch.
 
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