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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018, 05:26:30 PM »

unlocked in the garage (quick get away hahaha)
full lock down everywhere else with some minor exceptions.
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2018, 09:05:56 AM »

retard timer,  open throttle full   full choke,   2 kicks  close throttle  open choke then 2 clicks choked, turn key 1 kick   advance timing choke off  go for a ride :pepper:
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2018, 04:09:25 PM »

I use the same start up method every time..Just like JONNIEROCK does. I lock my bike up everywhere. Even in the garage...I still do even if I can see it.   8)

The same here.

Old habit, but a good habit.........
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2018, 05:41:28 PM »

 I never lock the forks, just hit the lock button on the FOB... if some one wants to take it  :nixweiss: its insured
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2018, 07:05:15 PM »

There is no electrical connections to the fork lock. Lock it if you like. Mine gives grief unlocking with the button about 70 percent of the time and half the time with the key. For what it's worth a large screw driver and hammer will disable it. A disc lock is a better deterrent. Still useless when four fellows with two boards pick it up and slide it in trailer to pull away, bitching the entire time about the piece of chit that won't start....true theft story.

 :2vrolijk_21:     The fork lock is not something that would slow down a serious thief.  The "four big guys with a van or pickup truck" method is popular pretty much everywhere.  For the amateur thieves, as you said a heavy duty locking cable is a better idea that is harder to defeat than a Harley fork lock that just gives people a false sense of security.  I've known several people here locally over the past 20 years who had their bikes stolen with the forks locked.

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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2018, 11:32:34 AM »

lol I never you the fork lock ether always ready for a new one
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2018, 12:40:29 PM »

I heard a new way that thieves steal bikes at motels when I drove out to Upper Michigan 2 years ago.

I lock my bike up at night and I also use a rotor lock and a tether up to the handle bar. I stopped at an independent motorcycle shop and mentioned that I lock the bike when I leave it and particularly at the motel. The owner of the shop said thieves out that way had used an old mattress with straps sewn on it and then they tip the bike onto the mattress and then they pull it into a small enclosed trailer and it takes about a minute.

He said the best way to help avoid thieves was to chain the front wheel to a post or solid object and put a Honda cover over it.
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2018, 06:26:32 PM »

He said the best way to help avoid thieves was to chain the front wheel to a post or solid object and put a Honda cover over it.




LMAO....sad but probably true!
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2018, 03:53:19 PM »

I never lock the forks, just hit the lock button on the FOB... if some one wants to take it  :nixweiss: its insured

I have NEVER even tried to turn the fork lock since having the bike. A previous bike had a sticky fork lock/ignition and I was stranded once because of it. Drives the wife nuts as she is a lock it up person.  I do as quoted, hit the off button then the locks on the fob to secure the bags and tour pak, and have good insurance.
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 04:27:06 PM »

Boy I have heard that from other people and some friends.. "It's insured...I will just get another one".  Man..Not my train of thought.
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Re: Starting up bike procedure
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »

X3  I always lock the bags.

Y'all understand that a hammer tap on the handle of a flat screw driver turns the "nuts" used by HD from outside the bike to easily steal the bags, Right?
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