|02/23/12 08:49AM||Auto Insurance, Blog, Insurance, Motorcycles|
Motorcycle Thefts - down but not out.
not the most commonly
Where you live affects the likelihood of whether your bike will
be a target.
Warm-weather states, like here in SoCal, top the list. The state
most motorcycle thefts last year were:
months of June, July and
August loved by thieves.
insurance companies and
owners = $370,000,000 = Ouch!
Lock your ignition and remove the key. Most bike thefts occur when the ignition is shut off, but not locked.
Lock the forks or disk brakes with locks
that have large, brightly colored
If traveling with other riders, lock motorcycles together when not in use.
If riding alone, lock your bike to a secure, stationary object that cant be easily dismantled, such as a light pole.
Add an audible alarm to your motorcycle.
When traveling and spending the night at a hotel, locate an outdoor security camera and park your bike in the cameras view. If this is not possible, park your bike close to your room.
Keep an eye on your bike. When parking at a public event, check your motorcycle periodically, especially immediately after leaving your bike, to make sure there are no suspicious individuals lurking about.
If parking in a garage, block your bike with automobiles, close the garage door and make sure it is locked.
Dont store your title in your bikes storage compartment, tank bag or saddlebag. The safest place for your title is at home.
Uniquely mark and then photograph your bike. If thieves take your bike, note its unique markings to law enforcement using the photos you have taken.
Keep your bike registration and insurance identification card on you when you ride.
Park the trailer in a well-lit location near security cameras or in an area easily seen by restaurant, hotel or event staff.
Lock the trailer doors and hitch.
Secure doors by backing up to a wall, so there is not enough room for doors to be opened.
Know your trailer identification and license plate registration numbers.
up them trailers wheels to deter
David Mann Masterpiece