I'm that guy... - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
I'm that guy...

A few months ago when someone attempted to jack my bike, I got a disc lock with alarm. Got one of them orange phone cords, too. But I have a memory like a steal trap, see. And it was too short. Ahh, forget it.

Found out yesterday what happens when the steel trap gets rusty. Clean forgot. Remembered pretty quick when the bike and I hit the ground in the parking lot of our new apartment.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 01:13 PM
2nd Gear
 
thetable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Loudoun, VA
Posts: 303
So wait, you got one with an alarm, and it didn't go off when you uprighted the bike off the stand?
Never used a disk lock myself, but I'm told the correct procedure is to roll the bike so that the lock is up against the brake caliper (or fork if you'll be backing) so you don't have a chance to build up any steam. Hope you're alright.
thetable is offline  
post #3 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 01:20 PM
OverDrive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW MO
Posts: 5,331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
A few months ago when someone attempted to jack my bike, I got a disc lock with alarm. Got one of them orange phone cords, too. But I have a memory like a steal trap, see. And it was too short. Ahh, forget it.

Found out yesterday what happens when the steel trap gets rusty. Clean forgot. Remembered pretty quick when the bike and I hit the ground in the parking lot of our new apartment.
I hear 'ya. I'd never use one because there's no doubt in my mind I'd do the exact same thing, probably much sooner than you did and, as apparently was the case in your mishap, nobody would be around to video it so everybody could get at least get a good laugh out of it.

Assume no damage to you or the bike?



planalp is offline  
 
post #4 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 01:23 PM
3rd Gear
 
masterlink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bethlehem,PA
Posts: 689
LJ-
I hope the bike is okay!!

~Things work out best for those that make the best of the way things work out~
masterlink is offline  
post #5 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
Only damage was to my pride. And yeah, I thought the alarm would go off, too. I was kind of counting on that as my "orange telephone cord". Lucky the brake rotors/calipers and forks on the KLR are meant to be abused. And me too, I guess. Might sore, though. Amazing how fast your can pick up a bike when you're embarrassed.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
post #6 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 04:29 PM
Missed Gear
 
Cabrito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: 415&707
Posts: 1,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
the bike and I hit the ground in the parking lot of our new apartment.
I did that once. Ouch...



Quote:
Originally Posted by thetable View Post
the correct procedure is to roll the bike so that the lock is up against the brake caliper (or fork if you'll be backing) so you don't have a chance to build up any steam.
That sounds real smart. I'll try to remember that next time I use the lock.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
Amazing how fast your can pick up a bike when you're embarrassed.
yep, I picked mine up real quick when I did that. Amazing...

Sent from my rotary phone
================================
Track me here -
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...354a61e5f3997a
Michael G in SF | 2018 KTM 1090R Adventure | 02 XR400R (Plated) | 2011 FJ Cruiser Army Green |
------------------------------------------------------------
"If you have the will and not the way, you wont get very far."
Snakeboy66
Cabrito is offline  
post #7 of 29 Old 12-08-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
My back hurts like a bitch.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
post #8 of 29 Old 01-07-2012, 09:15 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rhome
Posts: 63
So does that Orange Phone cord go around the seat or over the ignition key hole so you don't forget it?

When I feel the need for extra Security I use one of those long plastic coated security cables with hardened lock. I wrap a cable around the rear swing arm, through my back wheel and over my seat. That way I have to sit on the lock part before I can attempt to go anywhere.
Kinda my way of being a pain in my own arse when it comes remembering my security measures.

OF COURSE falling flat on your face will certainly leave a impressionable mark on your psyche that will help you to remember the next time!

I'll bet you won't forget more than once or twice more.



Or was that 21 times to make a memory permanent???????????????????

Sounds painful!
Curtis in TX is offline  
post #9 of 29 Old 01-07-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
Threadjacker
 
Lockjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 6,750
It's all good now. The orange cord goes over the handle bar. But....yeah....I don't think I'll do it again.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
-------------------
2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.
Lockjaw is offline  
post #10 of 29 Old 01-08-2012, 12:14 AM
3rd Gear
 
Paulo888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: L.A. Native
Posts: 517
Sucks getting old doesn't it? Now what was I doing a minute ago?

94 KLR,tank guards,sw motech centerstand,Doo done, african switch,mirror dampners, powerpegz, twisted throttle fuses, aluminum skidplate, Bigcee shark disc and jug holder and subframe upgrade, progrip grips,maier handguards/brushguards, avon distanzias,fmf q4 exhaust, headlight guard, handlebar risers, billet rear brake reservoir bracket and guard, dual star shifter,garmin 2820 gps, tmod,disc cover, pcv mod,corbin flat
Paulo888 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome