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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Need advise for new bike.

Hi guys,

My name is Tim, and i am trying to buy a cbr500r or cbr500f. The only question is:
Is anyone keeping their honda outside in the street? Is it possible or it will attract thieves.

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I wouldn't if I didn't have to. If you do get a real thick chain & big lock ,get a good cover, alarm & chain a mean dog next to it!!
Where do you live? That might be the most important thought.
Bring it in the House!! If you can build a shed. If not put it as close to the front door as possible. Buy Full insurance. Wish you the best.

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I live in brooklyn nyc. I see some Harleys around, but no sport bike. What would you suggest

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I have to admit that as a student, I owned ugly bikes that no respectable thief would ever steal.
It really worked. Unfortunately, most of the 500s are pretty bikes.

There is less replace on the 500F than the 500R if a thief screws with the bike and leaves before the theft is completed.
Multiple theft devices: an alarm and a disk lock or maybe 2 (if one will fit on the rear disk). I used a heavy chain & padlock.
It took a 4' cutter to cut the chain in the hardware store. But you got to have a good place to anchor the chain.

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Unfortunately I do not have a garage and have to leave my bike sleeping in the street. I have it strapped to my building metal staircase by the chassis with the Kryptonite New York Chain 1217(kryptonitelock.com/content/kryt-us/en/products/product-information/current-key/999522.html), also a Kryptonite disk lock and always have it hidden beneath a bike cover.
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I keep mine on the sidewalk in front of my building. Cover, gps and alarm. But there's also armed military man guarding the embassy 24/7, which is right across the street :P

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Stainless steel disc lock the best theft device with the alarm built into it. Another thing to do in addition to the alarmed disc lock, you can mount an alarm that will call your phone. Hopefully you own some type of fire arm.

Chains and cables just don't work.

I read a report on line that claim the steel disc locks are the best thing, along with the additional silent alarm system that call your phone.

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How much would be theft insurance in NYC?
Personally, if I lived there I'd buy a beater.
But between the two I'd go for the F as it looks less like a sportbike. Better view in traffic also.
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How much would be theft insurance in NYC?
Personally, if I lived there I'd buy a beater.
But between the two I'd go for the F as it looks less like a sportbike. Better view in traffic also.
Replacement value. Otherwise you get screwed.
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