Need a bike wheel boot - any help?

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Need a bike wheel boot - any help?

#1 Unread post by safety-boy » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:56 pm

Well, I needed it yesterday :-(

My beloved ZX-6R has fallen prey to the local chop gangs. Put the cover on around midnight, and at 6am, the bike was gone :x

I used to see a bolt to the floor wheel lock in British bike mags. Anyone know what these are called, or where to get one in the US?

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#2 Unread post by sharpmagna » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:58 pm

Dang dude, that sucks.
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#3 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:15 pm

That sucks dude! My unlce just had his Tariler and Quad stolen from his driveway, during the day, when he was home....

Hope the police get some good leads....or your insurance has over valued your bike!
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Grrr...

#4 Unread post by safety-boy » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:05 pm

It is probably another color already with the VIN shaved off.

I hear that locally, the only bikes that don't get stolen are Harleys. When one does get stolen, the Harley riders find them. We have, I understand, a bit of a Hell's Angels presence in town.

Being a non-club rider, that is probably of little help to me :-)

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#5 Unread post by Koss » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:29 pm

Aww dude, that sucks! I just hope things turn out for the better in the end.
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#6 Unread post by Kal » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:03 pm

I feel your pain, that sucks.

I believe you are thinking of a Ground Anchor. You should be able to get them at any motorcylce dealers/accessories store...
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#7 Unread post by XJRJohn » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:08 pm

Thats real bad,Good luck with your claim and hope youre back on the road quickly.As for the locks you want,i think you mean ground anchors.These are made in the uk by quite a few firms.I dont know if any of these export to the us but some of the bigger ones are.....Oxford....Abus.....Kryptonite.Good luck with your search.xjrjohn
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#8 Unread post by Skier » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:07 pm

Sorry about the bike. :(

Here's a possible solution for a motorcycle anchor.
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#9 Unread post by sharpmagna » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:20 pm

What kind of security precautions had you taken for your bike other than a cover?
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Re: Need a bike wheel boot - any help?

#10 Unread post by flynrider » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:39 pm

safety-boy wrote: I used to see a bolt to the floor wheel lock in British bike mags. Anyone know what these are called, or where to get one in the US?

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Kryptonite has one that anchors into a concrete slab :

http://www.kryptonitelock.com/inetisscr ... em&pgrp=20
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Re: Need a bike wheel boot - any help?

#11 Unread post by scan » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:26 am

flynrider wrote:
safety-boy wrote: I used to see a bolt to the floor wheel lock in British bike mags. Anyone know what these are called, or where to get one in the US?

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Kryptonite has one that anchors into a concrete slab :

http://www.kryptonitelock.com/inetisscr ... em&pgrp=20
This is what I use. The kit comes with all the concrete drilling bits and bolts you need to do the job. If someone really wants a bike though, there is little you can do to stop them. You can make it a bigger pain in the butt to get it though, I suppose. That is what I've done, is made it a real hassle to take my bike from where it is stored.
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#12 Unread post by JC Viper » Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:57 am

Those wheel jacks work great. What about going the extra mile and installing a LoJack to locate the bike?
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Re: Need a bike wheel boot - any help?

#13 Unread post by flynrider » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:13 pm

scan wrote: If someone really wants a bike though, there is little you can do to stop them. You can make it a bigger pain in the butt to get it though, I suppose.
And that's what counts in the eye of the bike thief. You don't have to have expensive, unbeatable security (if it were possible). You just have to have better security than the similar bike parked on the next block. :laughing:

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