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post #1 of 247 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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ATV Anti-Theft

You can reduce your risk and make your ATV a poor target for theft.
The threat wants to be in the dark, quiet, and quick, so don’t provide them with dark, quiet, and quick.
Security measures are applied in depth, several layers of security.
Using several simple, low cost practices can help you keep your ATV.

Deter: Front and rear porch lights on at night.
Deter: Keep the ATV in the back yard.
Deter: Cover the ATV with a brown tarp so it is not apparent.
Deter: Keep the ATV in your garage or shed.
Deter: Motion sensor flood lights on house or shed.

Delay: Use a pad lock that fits in the brake disk holes.
Delay: Keep the keys in a room separate from the ATV.
Delay: Loop a wire rope through the rim holes and through the frame and lock it with a heavy duty pad lock.
Delay: Put stuff around the ATV that would have to be moved and would make noise.
Delay: When you go on vacation, remove a wheel and the seat and put them in your basement or in a closet.

You do not have to do all of these, but you should try to do as many as possible as a regular practice.
There are other things you can do to deter and delay.
All of these items can be defeated.
But you have created a situation where the threat should move on to easier pickings.

ATV Anti-Theft: Hide it, immobilize it, don't make it an easy target.

Also,
take good pictures of it that you can email/print out for law enforcement,
record the ATV VIN and keep it in your desk file folder, and
consider marking the underside of a plastic part with the last four digits of your SSN or your initials.

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I got a red neck alarm a big white German Shepard that can hear a mouse piss on cotton balls.He has deterred one wood be thief. My neighbors love him don't know what I'm going to do when heis gone thou...

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Sign that says NOTHING IN THIS PLACE IS WORTH DYING FOR!! Also 2 Black Labs that for some reason will not let anyone near our ATV's .
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atv and dog. mans 2 best friends nuff said.

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atv and dog. mans 2 best friends nuff said.
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Don't know what it is but our labs go crazy when someone goes by our ATV,s. When were out riding and stop places over night. we use the lock and cable.
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one other trick park your atv against the house garage etc , then park your car right in front of it 6 inches or so. that way they have to try to push it side ways not easy to do with a sportsman.

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one other trick park your atv against the house garage etc , then park your car right in front of it 6 inches or so. that way they have to try to push it side ways not easy to do with a sportsman.
Excellant post Chopper. Thats the idea. There are many things we can come up with beyond the basics.

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one other trick park your atv against the house garage etc , then park your car right in front of it 6 inches or so. that way they have to try to push it side ways not easy to do with a sportsman.
This trick will work if there is no way to put a jack under the quad with wheels that they can push or pull on the side. I preffer setting up an alarm system (with shock sensor and electrical current monitor system) on a separate power system on the quad, if im going to leave it outside the house.

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What about a lock or bolt that goes through the caliper? Would that work?

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