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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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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.

Just my 2 cents

to the would be thief :pokey::chairshot::rocketwhore::AR15firing::susel:
 

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

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Got robbed last may with 7 rotts in the yard!! yes seven~ have pups if any one needs one ?

I think the theives are somebody thats been to your house at least a couple of times! The dogs would have raised a ruckus otherwise. All the dogs i'v been around raise hell when straingers come into THEIR yard!!! Possibly freinds of freinds thats my .02!!:shocked:
 

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I do it the easy way,
I put an "Artic Cat" cover on my Polaris and nobody will even bother with it and move on to something worthwhile!
Haha Lol!!:biglaugh:
 

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I like the ideas and already use some of them!!

The first layer of security...140# if ill tempered Rott...




I make sure ALL neighbors know he is there and he is NOT friendly. He has a neighborhood reputation and people steer clear of him, just like I want them to!




12 and a half pounds of attitude... :)

Alarm systems for house and garage. Motion detectors that light up in the house for rear deck. Lights on motion detectors on all sides of the house.

Generally speaking, signs do little.. this IS a meaningful sign...



And a well stocked ammo cabinet...




Lastly, I don't have the machines all visible in the front yard. If they have to be out there they get covered. What people don't see could save there lives.

CW
 

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"Put an Arctic Cat cover on it". That's priceless.
Deter, Delay, Deception. LOL
 

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Longshot...although I appreciate firearms, you DO realize that you are going to start something ugly here with that last photo don't you? Great dog photos! I'll bet the Jack Russell rules the roost.
 

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I don't see nothin wrong with having alittle ammo! lol.
 

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What about a lock or bolt that goes through the caliper? Would that work?
You mean through the brake disk hole? Absolutely. If you can't find a small pad lock for your size disk hole, you could use a small bolt that's at least an inch long and nylon lock nut. I forgot mine was in the hole once and dropped the front tire off the edge of the trailer when the lock hit the caliper and jerked the front tire all the way to the right. So now I put a bungie cord in a certain place on the bike to remind me I have the disk lock in.
 
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