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Fayetteville police: Secure your motorcycle

Posted October 18, 2010 4:40 p.m. EDT

Fayetteville police issued a list of tips Monday for motorcycle owners to prevent theft. They suggested:

Park bikes in a garage if possible, or cover them when not in use.

Use a steering lock. Even though they can be easily defeated, a lock acts as a first line of defense.

Do not keep lock rested on the ground. Leverage can destroy the lock. Make sure the lock is attached through the frame.

Use disc locks to prevent thieves from lifting a bike into waiting truck or van.

Consider adding a cable and anchor the bike to something strong and solid.

Use multiple, different locks to secure a bike. A thief will likely nor be prepared for breaking multiple locks.

Install a kill-switch that must be pressed whenever the start button is depressed.  Consider removing the main fuse when the bike is parked.

Store the number of the lock separate from the bike and file the number off. With the number, a thief can get a key made to match.

Park in a well-lit area and display an alarm sticker on the bike.