Stolen machines that have been permanently marked have a recovery rate of approximately 60%, many of which have resulted in criminal prosecutions. Any form of marking is better than none. Use an ultra violet pen to mark body panels, seats and engine components.
You should not just rely upon the ignition or steering lock fitted to the machine from the manufacturer. Most are inadequate and are relatively easy to overcome. Always use an additional form of security such as a good lock and chain, disc lock or a good alarm and immobiliser system.
Lock and Chain
Due to the size and weight of these products generally they are more suited to home or garage use but, if possible, try to carry one with you. Use it to anchor your bike to a solid object such as another vehicle, lamppost or fence. Use the right lock and chain in this manner and it will give the professional thief a difficult time in trying to steal your bike.
Statistics state that 80% of bikes stolen are stolen from the home.
A ground anchor fitted to your garage or driveway is an excellent form of motorcycle security. If your bike is protected only by a chain or disk lock it can be easily lifted into the back of a van. By using a security ground anchor a potential thief has to work on the security chain where the bike stands.
There is a wide selection of security anchors on the market.
Our advise is that the type of anchor which get buried in to the concrete offer a greater resistance than bolt down anchors as they have no bolts heads to sheer off and have no parts showing to encounter attack. See http://www.yanchor.com/index.html for further details