you have for your motorcycle, the great cost and protection you are going to have to take to make sure it is safe. In this article we will look at a number of security devices so that you will get a rating of where you feel best being at to stop thieves. If you have a stock bike with great insurance with not much personal attachment, then perhaps a basic deterrent is good enough for you. If on the other hand, you have a bike you like and you have put a lot of money into it you will want heavier security. And lastly, look at some of those Harleys out there that have so much custom hard to find accessories, paint, custom this and that where this bike would be considered irreplaceable....the you need the highest level of security. While it is true “sport bikes” are a number one target, the reason for this is demand and the fact that two or three guys can simply lift them into the back of a pickup truck or van in 2 minutes and be at their rip down in 15 minutes....maybe. But while there are a lot of thieves that are comlete dummies, there are many that know all about GPS tracking and what, how, when and where to get their next pockeful of cash. Also there is a difference between stealing a bike in Canada vs stealing a bike in the USA. One big detterent down there....guns. Not so much here. But don’t think any biker is going to let his bike get jacked to easily. Ok, so now that we have said that lets talk about security levels and the products in each. Remember no security system is perfect, but we will do our best to show you a near perfect system. Basic Disc Locks & Disk Alarm Locks These are the first level or the very basic defence deterrent. However, if you are going this way, save your money from going with the “alarm disk locks” all the makes and brands we tested, including Xena, the alarm sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t. About 50/50. In fact, we found them a pain in the ass arming them and trying to find out why they didn’t arm or work. We spent more time with these than any other security device only to come to the conclusion that a disk lock provides basic security, the disk lock alarm, if it works is great, but not dependable and for us not worth paying the extra fee for the alarm only to find later that you are going to take the battery out and not use it. The alarm should be 120Db or higher which the Xena was. Others fell short, but all alarms in our opinion were flawed.There are also videos out there that show how easy it is to break a disk lock with 2 flat head screw drivers. Basic protection from rolling yoour bike away, so it would have to be lifted unless thieves did break the lock. Chain Locks Chain locks are good for at home or if on a trip to another city and you are away from your bike, you can chain to a post or tree etc. I know...whatt? But if you are away overnite at lets say a friends, chain the bike to a fence or something. Its a deterrent. A steering lock can be broken by sitting on the seat with your legs up and fee on the bars, it snaps in seconds. What you don’t want is peopel to wheel it away, down the street into a van. Chain locks are also good in an underground garage. Some people will have a chock in a parking spot that is wide and hard to manipulate and then the front wheel chained to the chock. The problem with chains, even the heaviest, is that they can be