Stop Motorcycle Thieves With These 14 Tips
There are 14 ways provided in this article to help you stop thieves from stealing your motorcycle. We obsess over keeping our motorcycles safe. That might be because we have had one stolen before and that goes to show that it does happen and it’s pretty easy for them to do unless you take some steps to protect that bike. Whether you are mobbing a Ducati, Harley, Suzuki or an old Moto Guzzi – thieves are opportunistic and will usually take whatever it is that you have and the easier you make it the faster they will be off with your motorcycle.
During the hot months of the year where everyone is riding, theft raises significantly. In fact, in riding months the percentage of stolen bikes is about two fold what it is in the Fall or Summer. This is true even in places that are warm all the time like Los Angeles and Hawaii. One major reason that this is the case is due to the fact that there are more bikes on the road, more bikes left in vulnerable spots and more demand for thieves to sell them on the black market. Of course the more metropolitan the area, the more likely it is to be stolen. Motorcycles are light and can easily be picked up by two strong dudes and put into the back of a truck in no time.
Tip 1 – Hide The Dang Thing
This is the easiest way to prevent your motorcycle from the stolen by thieves. Yes, we know this sounds simple. However, if no one sees your bike then they probably won’t know where to steal it. This includes storing it in a garage or covering it up with a standard cover.