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Wed, 11 May 2022 22:38:53 +0000

Enthusiast
GTS 250ie
Joined: Sun, 08 May 2022 02:27:48 +0000
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Location: The Jerz
 
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Location: The Jerz
Wed, 11 May 2022 22:38:53 +0000 linkquote
How do you secure your scooter if you are leaving it outside? I've read about a couple people here that have been victims of theft. I hate to think about the unthinkable.
Wed, 11 May 2022 22:46:55 +0000

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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Location: Norfolk, VA
 
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Wed, 11 May 2022 22:46:55 +0000 linkquote
Outside as in how?
No garage?
No secure place at work?
Worried about Carry Away while in a store?
Live in a high theft area?
Wed, 11 May 2022 22:46:57 +0000

Enthusiast
2019 GTS300
Joined: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:48:37 +0000
Posts: 88
Location: Twin Cities, USA
 
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2019 GTS300
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Wed, 11 May 2022 22:46:57 +0000 linkquote
If it's overnight I would go with a disc lock (pictured). This is just my preference, there will be plenty of options/opinions shared here



Wed, 11 May 2022 22:55:23 +0000

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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly)
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly)
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Wed, 11 May 2022 22:55:23 +0000 linkquote
I know that scooters get stolen, but I have left them outside at hotels, restaurants and places of interest all over the US, Canada and Western Europe with no problems.

At home they are tucked away in a secure garage.

Bill
Wed, 11 May 2022 23:58:16 +0000

Hooked
GTS 300 hpe
Joined: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 15:13:52 +0000
Posts: 456
Location: NYC
 
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GTS 300 hpe
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Location: NYC
Wed, 11 May 2022 23:58:16 +0000 linkquote
johnnytwowheels wrote:
How do you secure your scooter if you are leaving it outside? I've read about a couple people here that have been victims of theft. I hate to think about the unthinkable.
In the big city: a handle bar lock (C.L.M. blindado), a Piaggio alarm and a cover.
Thu, 12 May 2022 00:11:13 +0000

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GTS 250ie
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Location: The Jerz
 
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Thu, 12 May 2022 00:11:13 +0000 linkquote
I should have clarified. I have a garage. I was more concerned with outside of a hotel, or shopping center. Thanks for the responses!
Thu, 12 May 2022 00:12:15 +0000

Hooked
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Location: CANADA
 
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Thu, 12 May 2022 00:12:15 +0000 linkquote
I use a wheel lock and grip lock.


Wheel lock



Thu, 12 May 2022 00:32:56 +0000

Molto Verboso
GTS (sold)
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Location: Motohobo, US
 
Molto Verboso
GTS (sold)
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Thu, 12 May 2022 00:32:56 +0000 linkquote
In strange parking lots overnight, my "full paranoia mode" is
- grip lock
- heavy "fuggetaboutit" type chain through rear wheel to the lock loop on left side
- cover with a wire cable locking it on
- parking spot with minimal cover for thieves to hide behind.

I also don't let it sit looking undisturbed in the same parking spot for more than 24 hours. Even if I just reposition it, move it a foot forward/backwards, or turn it around...keep it looking like it gets frequent attention.
Thu, 12 May 2022 00:39:52 +0000

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2007 GT200, 2008 Yamaha C3
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Location: Denver
 
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Thu, 12 May 2022 00:39:52 +0000 linkquote
The problem comes up when you are parking it outside overnight at the same place night after night. Once a band of thieves target your bike, they study how it is secured, what time is low traffic, etc... You need to secure it to something that can't be lifted off the ground with a cable or chain that can't easily be cut through.
Thu, 12 May 2022 12:19:40 +0000

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Black Beater SH150i(42,000)Red Devil SH150i (3000)
Joined: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:39:49 +0000
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Location: Orange Park Florida
 
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Black Beater SH150i(42,000)Red Devil SH150i (3000)
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Location: Orange Park Florida
Thu, 12 May 2022 12:19:40 +0000 linkquote
This is what I use. Don't know if the cable will go thru a Vespa wheel.


Under the lock is my repair/tool kit and a cable.


This is where the black beater lives. The red devil lives in the van.

Thu, 12 May 2022 15:18:54 +0000

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2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E, 2010 ThunderFly 190 (SOLD)
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Location: Springboro, OH
 
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Thu, 12 May 2022 15:18:54 +0000 linkquote
I use the same Xena Disc lock/motion alarm when I'm traveling out of town overnight.

Hopefully it is enough of a deterrent to dissuade casual thieves.
Thu, 12 May 2022 21:03:35 +0000

Molto Verboso
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE, Triumph Bobber Gold Line
Joined: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:17:18 +0000
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Location: London
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE, Triumph Bobber Gold Line
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Location: London
Thu, 12 May 2022 21:03:35 +0000 linkquote
The measures you need to take depend where you live and your appetite for risk. I am a disc lock fan but I also rarely leave my scooter out of site in certain places I frequent.
Thu, 12 May 2022 21:07:15 +0000

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Posts: 1080
Location: San Francisco
 
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: San Francisco
Thu, 12 May 2022 21:07:15 +0000 linkquote
It is highly location dependent.

Motorcycle theft isn't a big thing in San Francisco, and the ones that do get stolen tend to be more motorcycley than a Vespa. You'll sometimes see handprints on your handlebars or some of your switches flipped, but I've not known anyone to have an attempted theft, and I don't often see anti-theft devices on other motos parked on the street.
Fri, 13 May 2022 04:37:17 +0000

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Gts 300 notte
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Location: Toronto
 
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Location: Toronto
Fri, 13 May 2022 04:37:17 +0000 linkquote
Disc brake alarm with a cord for visual, combined with defensive parking, you should be good
   

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