Security: How do you keep your friction drive motor from being stolen?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by kmx, May 26, 2011.

  1. kmx

    kmx New Member

    I lock my bike up with a cable lock so casual theives wont take it, but how do I keep the engine secure? Anyone with an adjustable wrench can walk off with it.

    What have you guys done about this ?

    Thanks in advance

  2. buzbikebklyn1

    buzbikebklyn1 New Member

    Well kmx, here in New York City, Bike theft central, it aint easy keeping whats yours yours.

    First off... loose the cable, ALL cables can be cut quickly with a cheap hydraulic cable cutter.

    Get yourself a Kryptonite octagonal link chain and a American "discus" pad lock, it has no hasp to cut.
    Use more than one type of lock... I like to add a horse shoe lock and a bike cuff...

    Nothing says "GO AWAY" better than a bike that's difficult to steal, the longer it takes them to defeat the locks... the less chance they will even try.

    Now for your question.
    Look up Tamper resistant fasteners, there are several companies that make special nuts and bolts that require special tools to remove them. This method is NOT fool proof...
    Remember... if you can buy it, so can the thieves.
    You might consider spot welding key nuts and bolts in place.
    This method works but you'll have to grind off the spot welds if you need to pull the engine and rack.
    I hope this helps.
  3. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog Banned

    It was a year or so ago, but I believe it was on...

    I found tamper resistant bolts... they had a very small rounded head with two holes in it that an included "spanner" wrench came with.

    The head was small and rounded, I am not even sure vise grips could of grabbed it and held the head to turn it
  4. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Short answer: Run your cable over the top of the drive spindle with no slack in it.
  5. kmx

    kmx New Member


    tx4responses guys.
    bbb, I grew up in L.I. and have had bikes taken b4. NY IS the bike theft capital!

    Happy, I like that soln. my staton drive roller is not gonna pop out easy...