Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Advisories and Urgent Information > Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road

Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road Recent News, political or military events, which may affect trip plans or routes. Personal and vehicle security, tips and questions.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 14 Aug 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 22
Hi,
We travelled London to Melbourne in 2003-4. I installed a hidden switch that cut power to the fuel pump on 1150GS; used it every time bike was out of view. I carried a disc lock and a medium wieght cable lock. Installed cable lock through rear wheel, swing arm and frame then around a solid object if bike was on teh street overnight. Also used a generic bike cover. That was great in Asian countries, especially India.

Muslim countries we had no problem - whole of bike theft seems to be only a real problem in Europe and UK. We found pruinmg fingers in Asia would open, touch, switch switches but did not lose things like tie downs etc that we left on the bike.

We are heading off RTW again soon and intend to use the locks and a switch again, but the best will be the bike cover. Might see you on the road somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 22 Aug 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: HR
Posts: 22
I was also thinking about some other type of anti-theft device that I haven't seen anywhere to buy, maybe someone else has?

It would be somehting like a wire inside a wire that would trigger the alarm if it would be cut off. Maybe I could connect it to the motorcycles battery so that I don't have to worry about batteries. The main thing would be that it could trigger a horn or something like that but besides that, it could send a wireless signal to a receiver in my pocket so I would know that someone is trying to steal my motorcycle.
It could be made of some kind of relativley thin wire so that it could also act as an "honeypot" for sealers so if they try to steal the bike, maybe they'll first try to cut that wire, and then go to disc lock, big chain or some other kind of anti-theft device.

It would be nice for receiver to have a range of around 500 meters. I'm thinking about this device as a way to leave my bike without worries while staying in a hotel or just leaving it in front of my building.

The receiver could also have a reverse kind of alarming, for example motorcycle could send a "ping" every 5 seconds, and if the recevier doesn't get a signal for 15 seconds it would alarm you. This way if someone finds a way around the wirecutting or turns of the motorcycle battery first, I could still be alarmed that something is wrong.


BTW I like Adventure950 idea about welding a lock to my central stand, I'll see if I can put that instead of disclock for example... Less things to carry in my top case...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 22 Aug 2011
gixxer.rob's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Melb
Posts: 292
Of course do what makes you feel comfortable about leaving the bike somewhere but all the alarms and remote activation devices don't help a couple of gorillas picking your bike up and driving off with it in a white van.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 23 Aug 2011
brclarke's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
Posts: 509
I have to agree with many of the other posters: where I live, virtually no motorcycle gets stolen by hotwiring and riding it away - bikes are heaved into the back of a van and later broken down into parts.

That said, maybe things are different in the developing world, and you have to worry more about someone riding your bike away. I think that the sturdy chain and lock does make more sense. Really the best deterrent is to try to ensure your bike is parked somewhere safe and secure when it's not within sight.
__________________
Bruce Clarke --- 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R (black)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 24 Aug 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 55
The only deterrant against that type of theft is Datatag or similar. many parts on my bike have been etched which would make them pretty unsaleable as spares.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Security anti-theft screws bacardi23 Yamaha Tech 2 18 Jul 2010 14:49
Wireless remote Mermaid Photo Forum 5 2 Apr 2008 23:54
Remote first aid for bikers - Interested? bmw.bec Staying Healthy on the Road 17 13 Aug 2007 01:05
The joys of Remote Desktop Client javierCarrion Communications 5 18 Sep 2006 16:43
touratech roadbook with remote control for sale blackelk TRAVEL Equipment for Sale / Wanted 0 12 Dec 2004 21:14

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:40.