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February is probably safe because no one actually takes out their bikes during the dead of winter. Even if they did, who would want to be outside to steal them in cold weather.

What kind of security features do you have on your bike to prevent theft? Did you buy a lock, or alarm or anything?
 

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February is probably safe because no one actually takes out their bikes during the dead of winter. Even if they did, who would want to be outside to steal them in cold weather.

What kind of security features do you have on your bike to prevent theft? Did you buy a lock, or alarm or anything?
I have a garage LOL... you're pretty safe if you lock her up tight every night. I think most thefts happen when your bike is parked on the street. Roll up quiet in a pickup, three guys lift it into the bed and BYEBYEE...
 

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wow, just like some Honda cars, their bikes get stolen a lot. No way to stop them from stealing your bike but you can always do things to make it easier to track it and even prevent this to some degree
 

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I think any old Honda or Acura is high theft.

And insurance rates are so high for them
a lot of 90's Honda's are targeted
it's sucks if you live in a big city as insurance on some cheap $1000 dollar 90's Honda will be a lot. People usually steal them strip them down for parts and you know the rest.
 

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I do wonder though if the reason there are more honda bikes stolen is just because there are more Hondas sold...
 

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It doesn't surprise me but just in general I think it is because there are more hondas on the road. Just hoping that it doesn't affect our insurance premiums too much.
 

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It doesn't surprise me but just in general I think it is because there are more hondas on the road. Just hoping that it doesn't affect our insurance premiums too much.
Hopefully not, either way it's going to be far better than insuring a car. Even if there's a price increase for us it shouldn't be anything significant.
 

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It doesn't surprise me but just in general I think it is because there are more hondas on the road. Just hoping that it doesn't affect our insurance premiums too much.
I don't think a Honda motorcycle is any more to insure than a Yamaha or Suzuki.
 

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Keeping your CBR Safe

Many will use a garage but what about when your out and about, or what about those of you who live in metro areas and lack a garage? Short of sleeping with it how do you keep them safe from sticky fingers?

Anyone use a Xena disc lock? I've heard they do their best work on the rear disc. People will always steal, but they dont have to steal your things!

Experts chime in ;)

EX Thief & "chop-shop" operator AMA : motorcycles
 

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Here's the wake up call for people that don't take many preventive measures or NONE at all....

Had a lot of similar posts and messages, supersporsts or similar (some sport touring, naked bikes, Ninja 250s, etc.) bikes are the most commonly targeted as well as Harleys, generally 0-3 years old, rarely more than 10 years old. Custom choppers, cafes, and bobbers get targeted, but as far as I'm aware they are much further down the list. After that it's pretty rare that a bike is stolen. Well, dirtbikes, but that's more of an opportunistic jackass than a "professional
 

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Many will use a garage but what about when your out and about, or what about those of you who live in metro areas and lack a garage? Short of sleeping with it how do you keep them safe from sticky fingers?

Anyone use a Xena disc lock? I've heard they do their best work on the rear disc. People will always steal, but they dont have to steal your things!

Experts chime in ;)
A garage is without a doubt the way to go. Aside from the security aspect, a nice shiny new bike that is parked outside in the elements 24/7 will quickly start to show signs of rust and corrosion. I've seen plenty of one year old bikes that live outside, and most look like crap. And although a good cover can help prevent paint fading, it doesn't seem to prevent rust and corrosion due to condensation from happening to all the nuts & bolts.
 
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