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  1. manel

    manel New Member

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    Hi all

    I was concerned about casual sadlebags thiefs in two ways:

    The content of the sadlebags and the sadlebags themselves.

    So, I tought about how to improve security and finally I decided:

    1.- To hook a couple of handcuffs. As a result, no one can unlock the sadlebags, nor the backrest (two birds with one stone)

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    (It looks great, doesn't it?)



    2.- To change the buckles for combination ones.
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    I attach some pictures as well as one of me in order to introduce myself.

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    I hope we can ride together someday
     
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    Not to be a downer, but won't that scratch the paint on the backrest? I have the bags as well. Had em for months. Never have I once had a problem with anyone taking stuff out of em and I ride everyday.
     
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    Hi Manel. Welcomer to the VOG. Ineresting approach. Here in Chicagoland a picture of my FOID card on the dashand my MC sticker warningseem to work fine. LOL
     
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    I would be worried about scratches too. As you ride they are gonna move around and they appear to be able to reach the paint. I do think it looks kinda cool but I wouldn't want them rattling and scratching as I ride.

    Sometimes over protecting something makes it appear a better target. I would also worry about that. If a turd thinks they are worth stealing and tries. Even if they are not successful how much damage is going to be done to the bike because of the cuffs. Instead of just replacing the bag or contents you may need fender paint, backrest frame, bag mount, and probably a bag too.


    However Smith 100s are super easy to pick and a good turd will be able to do it in no time flat. Did you double lock them? Double locking will at least slow them down if they are nice enough to take the time to pick them. If they are not a good turd then your probably gonna end up with damage from a theft attempt.

    Another issue can be rusting. They can rust up and then even you will have a hard time getting them off. I have seen old cuffs rusted up and break while on people, they are not the easiest things to cut off.

    Peerless are far harder to pick.
     
  5. manel

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    You're not a downer. You're a good observant.

    Regarding the paint, there's no problem. The handcuffs touche just the edge of the backrest, no big loss. And besides, they give a different aesthetics to the bike that I like it. A judge with handcuffs, it makes sense. :)

    On the other hand, There are more than 300 thefts by day in Barcelona (Spain) for instance. No big ones, just wallets, mobiles and easy thing to steal, like the content of a sadlebag an so on.

    Once, Somebody broke the car glass of my brother in low because he left the dirty work clothes in a known department store plastic bag inside the car. He still got teased when we have some beers :D
     
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    When I think of a Judge, I think of a gavel and robes. But I guess cuffs might work.
     
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    In terms of the internal contents, I put everything in one of those draw string sneaker bags something like this:

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    When I get off the bike, I just take the bag (and contents) with me.

    Good luck!!
     
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    That's useful whatsoever the sadlebags are.

    thanks
     
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    It would mean I'm not with my wife. No sense for the sadlebags but the appropiate moment for thetiger striped fur covered ones [​IMG]
     

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