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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Need lock review

Before you say it, I DID search.

I've recently been keeping my bike in the carport
Instead of locking it in the shed. It's a PITA to get it out of shed. It's well covered. So now I want a good lock. Been looking at disc locks for their portability. Reading reviews on Amazon, even the more expensive ones have 6 or 7 one star reviews. The usual issue is that they either fall apart or get stuck.
Also not sure if a 7mm will work or should I go with 6mm for L8 gsxr600?
Any reviews would be helpful. Thanks guys.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 10:24 PM
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Chain and padlock to the carport post. If you get a chain that's coated it won't scratch your rim and your good. Easiest way to do it in my opinion.

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Chain and padlock to the carport post. If you get a chain that's coated it won't scratch your rim and your good. Easiest way to do it in my opinion.
Thanks, but that won't work. There's a double door gate at the back of carport, no protection from the elements on left side. So it's parked on the right side along the house.

I want a disc lock that I can carry under the seat.

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Been looking at disc locks for their portability.
Vader's advice to chain it to something solid is the way to go. Portability means they can just take your lock right along with the bike when they heft it into the van or pickup truck.

You might consider putting an eye bolt into the concrete where you are parking the bike.

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That is a solution. I could easily put an eyebolt into the mortor between bricks.
Still want disc lock for travel though. It's better than nothing when on the road.

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Just ordered this chain. Going to Lowes for lock & eyebolt.
Thanks guys!
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The eyebolt should be solid or you can just spread it open.

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Also, I think I could pop an eyebolt out of a mortar joint with a short pry bar.
The bolts with an expanding sleeve that you have to drill into the concrete and tighten up are much better.

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Good point. I can drill into concrete just as easily. Will do.
Yeah, I got the expanding type anchor.
Will post pics when done if I don't screw it up.
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Unfortunately you canít stop the low lifes taking your bike - a decent hydraulic bolt cutter would eat that chain for breakfast.

However, if itís easier to take someone elseís bike, the thieving b*****ds will just move on to the easy pickings.

Iíd also go the chain and anchor route....


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Well crap! I got all the parts, but can't even make a dent in the concrete. I need a hammer drill.
May have to go into the mortor for now.

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A cheap hammer drill from Harbor Freight will do.

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Had to go into mortor for now. I sunk the anchor way deep & used a 4" eyebolt. It's pretty solid.
I need a heavier lock.
Very impressed with this chain. It's really heavy with welded O-ring. It's a tad short @ 3' b it t works fine.
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Well crap! I got all the parts, but can't even make a dent in the concrete. I need a hammer drill.
May have to go into the mortor for now.


Go hire a rotary hammer drill. Nothing else will eat concrete like one of them beasts. Probably cheaper than buying a POS hammer drill that will struggle.


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I saw a video of a guy who dug a deep fucking hole off the edge of his porch where he was keeping his bike and ran a chain down into the hole. Filled hole with concrete, covered with dirt, locked his bike to the chain. I would go that route. The one in the brick can be popped right out. Anyone who ever had to dig up old fence posts will tell you digging up concrete is a PITA. A 2x2 block of concrete 4ft down with a fat chain would be sufficient, IMHO.

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I saw a video of a guy who dug a deep fucking hole off the edge of his porch where he was keeping his bike and ran a chain down into the hole. Filled hole with concrete, covered with dirt, locked his bike to the chain. I would go that route. The one in the brick can be popped right out. Anyone who ever had to dig up old fence posts will tell you digging up concrete is a PITA. A 2x2 block of concrete 4ft down with a fat chain would be sufficient, IMHO.
Yeah for real.... Other way is to get a mobile home anchor that drills into the ground and chain to that. Both are hard af to get out.

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Found it. He didnt dig it as deep as I thought, but I would spend a few more minutes to dig a deeper hole.

https://youtu.be/nFWVTUkihG4

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That video is LAME. Sure glad he showed us his bed &"Lambo" poster.
There is no ground available to dig where I park my bike. Otherwise I would have done it that way. I did my 4 wheeler that way @ my old house.
I will eventually improve my anchor point but for now it's better than nothing.

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Haha. Yeah the video was pretty lame but the idea is good. Just needs a bit of tweaking. I'd just bury the concrete a little deeper.

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I didnít watch the video, but if youíre digging a hole why not add some rebar and loop the chain around the rebar before filling with concrete?

When I built a deck on my ex house, I made a hole 450mm diameter x 1.2m deep. That should work for a bike lock anchor point with some rebar :-)


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I'm NOT DIGGING A HOLE! There is only solid concrete where bike is parked!

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