Tips for leaving bike parked on the street -- in the city? - Honda Rebel Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 04-22-2020, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for leaving bike parked on the street -- in the city?

My city has a high crime rate. I frequently hear gun shots and helicopters. This, even though I live in a decent neighborhood.

In any case, any advice? Both practical weather advice and locking advice? Thanks

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-22-2020, 10:15 PM
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A good quality cover, that can be secured so it doesn't blow off in the wind, will also help avoid sun fading. There are a variety of ways the bike can be secured in addition to the fork lock. Some of these include rotor locks, chains, etc. But if a determined thief wants your bike, he/she will get it. Fortunately, Rebel 250's aren't very high on most motorcycle thief's want list.
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A Rebel is the kind of bike that Heisenberg would ride. But he's a smart guy, if he wants it, he'll get it.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-30-2020, 07:40 PM
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Not sure what your living situation is as far as housing, but the Rebel is pretty small and light, it is rather easy to just back it in the front door and park it inside. There's a trick to swinging the handlebars one way then the other to get through a human sized door, but it's pretty easy to figure out. And it provides a better conversation piece in a living room than a piano or extra couch.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-21-2020, 10:08 PM
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There was this guy who was paranoid about having his car stolen so he parked it between two trees and chained it to the trees, the next morning when he got up the car was turned end for end with a note on it "we will come and get it when we want it".
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