If you can get a Sargent and Greenleaf or other quality padlock with a removable shackle you can attach it to the rear brake rotor as shown below. This would at least slow down a thief as he would need to carry the back of the bike and steer the front (at least it would take 2 guys). Ed
A disk lock only needs to be good enough to deter casual theft. professional thieves typically aren't targeting KZs. What ever you get make sure it has a "reminder cable" I watched my buddy dump his bike because he forgot the disk lock was on. pretty sure it bent his rotor too.
Looks like a pretty good solution but like the doctor says don't forget it as I could see where things could get bent....... a few months back when Steve wrote about his place getting cased out I had a dream someone rippped my bike and when I found it it was striped down.... when I seen the smooth bores were gone it upset me so I woke up shaking........ dreams can be pretty real sometimes.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....
gordone wrote: My plan is to use it all the time so I cannot forget it.
Famous last words.
Some locks come with a stretchy reminder cable that you connect to the handlebars.
I didn't use the reminder cable one time, then forgot about the lock and damaged the speedometer cable when rolling the bike off the center stand.
DoctoRot wrote: I would still get the reminder cable. They are super cheap and work well
And get a REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT red tag like aircraft have ( Looks Cool Too )
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