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ATV Anti-Theft

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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.

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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What a waste of a perfectly good basket :shocked1:
When I built my shed I ended up having a wireless motion detector added to my existing home system. Cost me $50.

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Everyone who's ever watched law and order knows that if you shoot someone in the back you roll them over and shoot them in the front too. It may not always work but definitely adds an "shadow of doubt" and may get your case dismissed.

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The one guy spoke about shooting in the back and then turning them over and shooting them again. Do you actually think you would get away with that, more tv crap.
That was me and I was being sarcastic. I watch as much CSI as I do law and order ;)

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Don't forget the lock or bolt through the rotor. Went to the bar with a buddy on our bikes and he was gonna show me his new awesome anti theft device til we went to leave and he dumped his bike in parking lot due to forgetting the lock on rotor. Now he has a tag by the ignition switch as a little reminder.


That's probably something you only forget once. Good idea on the tag.

A couple of times I forgot to turn my fuel back on after trailering the 500. Just when I was ready to trash the thing, I remembered why it wouldn't start :pat: I finally started leaving the cover under the pod off (that's where the petcock is on the 2010) and on my front seat as a reminder ;)

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